UCLA International Institute
Asia Pacific Center

Advancing collaborative, interdisciplinary research on Asia worldwide

Cheris Chan
Global Fellow
10262 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Campus Mail Code: 148703
Phone: 310-825-0952
Email: cheris@international.ucla.edu
Keywords: China, Asia

An assistant professor of sociology at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Chan will spend a second year with the UCLA International Institute as a Global Fellow in 2007–08. She will have teaching responsibilities and frequent multidisciplinary seminars with faculty, graduate students, and guests.

Chan, who was educated in Hong Kong before doing graduate work at Northwestern University, is completing a book examining the emergence since the 1990s of a life insurance market in mainland China, where discussion of premature death is taboo.