In March 2017, three DUCK Lab members took an adventurous trip to China to begin a cross-cultural research collaboration. Lab Co-Directors Drs. Janet Boseovski and Stuart Marcovitch, together with graduate student Kimberly (Kimmy) Marble, were hosted by Zhejiang Sci-Tech University in Hangzhou, where they met with colleague Dr. Fengling Ma and her research team to begin the leg work for long-term projects that will examine moral reasoning and social attributions in Chinese as compared to American children. Janet, Stuart, and Kimmy also gave talks about their research to an audience of faculty and graduate students.
There was plenty of down time for sightseeing. Dr. Li Zhao, a scholar at Hangzhou Normal University, treated the trio to a trip to beautiful Xiang Lake (Wu Town), a beautiful and ancient water town, followed by an authentic “hot pot” dinner. From there, the team went sightseeing in Shanghai, Beijing, and took a trip to the Great Wall of China.
This trip was generously supported with funds from a Bernard-Glickman Professorship (Boseovski), the College of Arts and Science International Travel Fund (Boseovski & Marcovitch), and the Kohler International Travel Fund from the International Programs Center (Boseovski) at UNCG. The trip was part of a Research Assignment granted to Janet Boseovski by the College of Arts and Sciences in Spring, 2017.