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Renmin University of China; RUC, also known as People's University of China , colloquially Renda , is a major research university in Haidian District, Beijing. Its campus neighbors those of Peking University and Tsinghua University.Renmin University is one of the most prestigious universities in China, with a distinct focus on humanities and social science. Renmin University has produced many influential figures in China's reform and development, and is home to many outstanding scholars in law, economics, journalism and other fields. As measured by admission scores of China's National Higher Education Entrance Examination, Renmin University has consistently ranked among the top three most selective Chinese universities in the liberal arts and social science division.The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China is one of the most prestigious high schools in Beijing, and a sister school of Phillips Academy in Massachusetts, Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire and Punahou Academy in Honolulu. Wikipedia.

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Agency: GTR | Branch: AHRC | Program: | Phase: Research Grant | Award Amount: 4.16M | Year: 2012

Over the last decade, the creative industries have been revolutionised by the Internet and the digital economy. The UK, already punching above its weight in the global cultural market, stands at a pivotal moment where it is well placed to build a cultural, business and regulatory infrastructure in which first movers as significant as Google, Facebook, Amazon or iTunes may emerge and flourish, driving new jobs and industry. However, for some creators and rightsholders the transition from analogue to digital has been as problematic as it has been promising. Cultural heritage institutions are also struggling to capitalise upon new revenue streams that digitisation appears to offer, while maintaining their traditional roles. Policymakers are hampered by a lack of consensus across stakeholders and confused by partisan evidence lacking robust foundations. Research in conjunction with industry is needed to address these problems and provide support for legislators. CREATe will tackle this regulatory and business crisis, helping the UK creative industry and arts sectors survive, grow and become global innovation pioneers, with an ambitious programme of research delivered by an interdisciplinary team (law, business, economics, technology, psychology and cultural analysis) across 7 universities. CREATe aims to act as an honest broker, using open and transparent methods throughout to provide robust evidence for policymakers and legislators which can benefit all stakeholders. CREATe will do this by: - focussing on studying and collaborating with SMEs and individual creators as the incubators of innovation; - identifying good, bad and emergent business models: which business models can survive the transition to the digital?, which cannot?, and which new models can succeed and scale to drive growth and jobs in the creative economy, as well as supporting the public sector in times of recession?; - examining empirically how far copyright in its current form really does incentivise or reward creative work, especially at the SME/micro level, as well as how far innovation may come from open business models and the informal economy; - monitoring copyright reform initiatives in Europe, at WIPO and other international fora to assess how they impact on the UK and on our work; - using technology as a solution not a problem: by creating pioneering platforms and tools to aid creators and users, using open standards and released under open licences; - examining how to increase and derive revenues from the user contribution to the creative economy in an era of social media, mash-up, data mining and prosumers; - assessing the role of online intermediaries such as ISPs, social networks and mobile operators to see if they encourage or discourage the production and distribution of cultural goods, and what role they should play in enforcing copyright. Given the important governing role of these bodies should they be subject to regulation like public bodies, and if so, how?; - consider throughout this work how the public interest and human rights, such as freedom of expression, privacy, and access to knowledge for the socially or physically excluded, may be affected either positively or negatively by new business models and new ways to enforce copyright. To investigate these issues our work will be arranged into seven themes: SMEs and good, bad and emergent business models; Open business models; Regulation and enforcement; Creators and creative practice; Online intermediaries and physical and virtual platforms; User creation, behaviour and norms; and, Human rights and the public interest. Our deliverables across these themes will be drawn together to inform a Research Blueprint for the UK Creative Economy to be launched in October 2016.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: INT-03-2015 | Award Amount: 2.50M | Year: 2016

GLOBUS critically assesses the EUs impact on justice in a global system characterised by uncertainty, risk and ambiguity. GLOBUS defines a new research agenda for the study of the EUs global role. This agenda directs attention to underlying political and structural challenges to global justice that are prior to the distributive problem, as well as to the fact that what is just is contested both by theorists and policy makers. GLOBUS provides in depth knowledge of how the EU proceeds to promote justice within the specific fields of climate change, trade, development, asylum/migration and security while also speaking to the key horizontal issues of gender and human rights within each of these fields. Rather than focusing on a single dimension GLOBUS develops three different conceptions of justice. This nuanced conceptual scheme allows GLOBUS to address the multifaceted challenge of justice, and to specify the EUs real impact. GLOBUS takes heed of the reality of the foreign will through intense engagement with partners outside Europe. This provides a reality check of the limits and potential for the EUs future place in a multi-polar order. The three conceptions of justice as non-dominance, as impartiality and as mutual recognition all have limitations as they prioritise some challenges to global justice over others. These limitations are important in order to empirically discern inhibiting factors for global political justice such as power, unequal competences and the prevailing system of states as well as in order to specify how the EU contributes to justice. In order to develop a feasible model of justice promotion, we return to theory when data is collected and revise and amend the analytical model. We further factor in the viewpoints and experience of practitioners and stakeholders, GLOBUS provides policy-relevant recommendations that take into consideration ideal requirements while at the same time not losing sight of the realities of power.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP-SICA | Phase: SSH-2010-4.1-3 | Award Amount: 3.36M | Year: 2011

Sustainable Urbanisation in China : Historical and Comparative Perspectives, Mega-trends towards 2050 (URBACHINA) combines the knowledge and expertise from a number of different disciplines to provide new and innovative insights and scenarios that can be used guide urbanization in China over the next 40 years. A key strength of the proposal is the use of thematic pairs of European and Chinese researchers who will lead and deliver the research and dissemination associated with work packages organized around the key themes identified in the Call. Each work package team comprises leading experts who will utilize state-of-the-art knowledge, methods and techniques from economic geography, to anthropology and history to test a suite of hypotheses founded on historical and comparative perspectives on urbanisation trends and process in the EU and China. While each of the four core research teams will deliver significant added value through the work packages, there is also provision in the proposal for extensive cross-project collaboration based on the four defined topics identified in the Call: 1.The institutional foundations and policies for urbanisation; 2.The issue of land property in urbanisation and the development of real estate markets in cities; 3.The need for environmental infrastructures delivering connectivity and services for the urban population; 4.The relationships between urban development, traditions, and modern lifestyles in cities. These four topics will be treated as different layers within a comprehensive analysis of a single process -urbanisation in China- that links historical experiences, comparative dimensions and possible future scenarios. This framework will provide a firm foundation for multi-faceted interactions between scholars, officials and business in Europe and China. It will also provide the basis for extensive dissemination of URBACHINA outputs using a variety of media designed to engage policy makers and ordinary citizens.

Normand B.,Renmin University of China
Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics | Year: 2011

The spin-orbital model for triply degenerate t2g electrons on a triangular lattice has been shown to be dominated by dimers. The phase diagram contains both strongly resonating, compound spin-orbital dimer states and quasistatic, spin-singlet valence-bond (VB) states. To elucidate the nature of the true ground state in these different regimes, the model is mapped to a number of quantum dimer models (QDMs), each of which has three dimer colors. The generic multicolored QDM, illustrated for the two- and three-color cases, possesses a topological color structure, "color vison" excitations, and broad regions of resonating VB phases. The specific models are analyzed to gain further insight into the likely ground states in the superexchange and direct-exchange limits of the electronic Hamiltonian, and they suggest a strong tendency toward VB order in all cases. © 2011 American Physical Society.

A large amount of literature on China's energy intensity seldom considers the regional differences of energy intensity inside China and the spatial effects. Based on spatial statistics methods, this paper explores the regional imbalance of China's provincial energy intensity and the spatially correlation of energy intensity among provinces. Using spatial panel data models, this paper finds that GDP per capita, transportation infrastructure, the level of marketization, and scientific and technological input significantly reduce the energy intensity; the ratio of heavy industries to total industries and the ratio of coal consumption to total energy consumption significantly expand the energy intensity; meanwhile, the coefficient of the ratio of export to GDP is not significant. Then, the spillover and convergence of China's regional energy intensity have been tested. The results indicate that the spillover effect between the eastern and western China is remarkable, and there exist absolute Β-convergence of provincial energy intensity. Moreover, GDP per capita, transportation infrastructure, the level of marketization and scientific & technological input are conducive to conditional convergence after the spatial effects are controlled. According to the empirical results, this paper proposes some policy suggestions on reducing China's energy intensity. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

This article presents two studies that investigate what specifically constitutes perceived value of a CSA working share (PVWS) and how they relate to the PVWS construct. The first study conducts in-depth interviews with 46 working share members to uncover the distinct dimensions of the PVWS. The second study uses exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and partial least squares (PLSs) on survey data from 129 working share members to empirically examine the dimensionality and the nature of the relationship between the dimensions and the PVWS construct. The findings indicate that the PVWS construct conforms to the structure of a formative second-order factor model consisting of five dimensions: functional value, emotional value, social value, epistemic value, and educational value for children. Managerial implications for CSA farmers and research implications of the findings are discussed. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

How to deal with the contradiction between mass production effects and customised demand is the key problem of mass customisation (MC). With the development of supply chain management, we can probe a new way to solve this problem through the excellent character of supply chain scheduling (SCS). However, SCS in MC has special characters, mainly reflected in the random information of customer orders and the outstanding collaborative benefits and risks which can cause many complicated contradictions in operation. Based on earlier work about solving these contradictions, this paper introduces the collaborative benefit and risk analysis into scheduling and emphasises it not only for short-term but also for long-term collaboration. A dynamic and multi-objective optimisation model and an algorithm are set up for the scheduling optimisation of co-operator selection and task allocation. The model and algorithm not only reflect the operating requirements for the scheduling selection process in MC, but also reflect the thought of solving the key problem in MC and give consideration to the collaborative benefits and risks. The application feasibility of the model and algorithm are ultimately validated through an application case study. © 2013 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Liu Z.-W.,Renmin University of China
European Physical Journal C | Year: 2015

In this paper we study the supersymmetric generalization of the new soft theorem which was proposed by Cachazo and Strominger recently. At tree level, we prove the validity of the super soft theorems in both (Formula Presented.) super-Yang-Mills theory and (Formula Presented.) supergravity using super-BCFW recursion relations. We verify these theorems exactly by showing some examples. © 2015, The Author(s).

Zhang J.,Renmin University of China
Journal of Health Economics | Year: 2012

This paper investigates the effect of a major water quality improvement program in rural China on the health of adults and children. Using panel data covering about 4500 households from 1989 to 2006, I estimate the impact of introducing village-level access to water from water plants on various measures of health. The regression results imply that the illness incidence of adults decreased by 11 percent and their weight-for-height increased by 0.835. kg/m, and that children's weight-for-height and height itself both rose by 0.446. kg/m and 0.962. cm respectively, as a result of the program. And these estimates are quite stable across different robustness checks. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.

Zhang W.,Renmin University of China | Yi W.,Anhui University of Science and Technology
Nature Communications | Year: 2013

Pairing in an attractively interacting two-component Fermi gas in the absence of time-reversal symmetry or inversion symmetry may give rise to exotic superfluid states. Notable examples range from the Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnikov state with a finite centre-of-mass momentum in a polarized Fermi gas to the topological superfluid (TSF) state in a two-dimensional (2D) Fermi gas under Rashba spin-orbit coupling and an out-of-plane Zeeman field. Here we show that a TSF state with a single-component nonzero centre-of-mass momentum, called a topological Fulde-Ferrell (tFF) state, can be stabilized in a 2D Fermi gas with Rashba spin-orbit coupling and both in-plane and out-of-plane Zeeman fields. The tFF state features a non-trivial Berry phase, along with unique properties that may be detected using existing experimental techniques. © 2013 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.

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