Lei Duan, a Ph.D. candidate in modern Chinese history at Syracuse University, has been selected as a visiting research fellow at the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, where he conducted archival research during the summer of 2013. He also received a research grant from the China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC) of the Association for Asian Studies to support his research trip to Taiwan and mainland China. He is currently working on his dissertation, which focuses on private gun ownership in modern China