Shi Yan

Shi Yan is one of the founders and managers of the Beijing Little Donkey Farm. Dr. Shi has been engaged in research on rural development in China for many years. During her study at Renmin University in Beijing as a graduate student and a Ph.D candidate, she followed her instructor Professor Wen Tiejun, a renowned expert on Chinese rural development, and established the little Donkey Farm, where urban citizens can participate in organic farming. This model, which integrates organic farming, rural development and city residents’ participation, has attracted wide attention from domestic and overseas media. Dr. Shi has published more than 20 articles on rural development and organic farming, and has also translated three books written by foreign experts. She is currently doing postdoctoral research at Renmin University.