Research Student Profiles

Ms WANG, Hechunzi

Human Communication, Development, and Information Sciences

Programme of Study: PhD

Field of Study: Gender Issues; Equity, Equality in Education; Culture and Pedagogy

Email Address: whchunzi@connect.hku.hk

Office: Room 525, Meng Wah Complex


About Me:
Hechunzi Wang (Chunzi) is a doctoral student in Education at The University of Hong Kong. Her main research area lies in gender equity and girls’ education. She obtained her Master’s degree from Stanford University and her B.A. from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Prior to joining HKU, she worked as the project manager in a K-12 online education startup in Cupertino, US for 4 years. Chunzi is the co-founder and the VP Operation of Stanford Education Practitioners and Innovators of China (EPIC), a cross-border platform that aims to connect the innovation and resources between China and Silicon Valley. EPIC has held the Stanford China Education Forum and Ed-Project EXPO annually since 2017. Chunzi is also a Uteam softball pitcher and a contemporary dancer.

Please feel free to connect with her at any time by email.


Current Research:
Like Father Like Son? The Intergenerational Transmission of Gender Role Attitudes in China
Beyond the Numbers: Understanding China’s Progress in Girls’ Education


Primary Supervisor: Professor RAO, Nirmala

Co-supervisor(s): Professor CHAN, Stephanie W Y and Professor LAU, Carrie G L


Awards and Prizes:
Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship (HKPF), awarded by Research Grants Council (RGC), 2022-26
HKU Presidential Ph.D. Scholarship (HKU-PS), awarded by The University of Hong Kong, 2022-26
Award Winner, Stanford GSE Students’ Collaborative Learning Fund, awarded by Stanford University, 2018
College Graduate Excellence Award of Shanghai, awarded by Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, 2017
Shanghai College Softball Championships Champion, awarded by Shanghai Sports Bureau, 2016
Merit Student, awarded by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2015
SJTU Academic Excellence Scholarship, awarded by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2013-2014