Gu, Zhi Yu. “State of Philanthropy in China”, Boston College, 2013. http://hdl.handle.net/2345/3069.
This thesis seeks to better understand the state of philanthropy in China via a quantitative and qualitative comparison of philanthropy between the United States and China. Due to the United States’ historical background in philanthropy and the current success of its philanthropic campaigns, it is an ideal target for the basis of comparison. Through the analysis, the paper concludes that philanthropy is similar enough between the two nations and created two regression models for China based on variables that explain giving in the U.S. The models explain three variables that influence giving in China. Two more regression models were constructed with more complex variables. However, the latter two models did not have enough statistical significance to be able to properly explain the variables as being factors that influence giving in China. The paper ultimately recommends China to focus on the variables of tax, GDP, as well as population growth. The thesis also included non-measurable factors that China needs to focus on, such as ridding itself of corruption and bureaucracy to regain the public’s trust in philanthropy.