2nd Lau-YCW Essay Competition First-Runner Up – China’s Cyber-Public Space: The Double-Edged Sword Linking State and Society

2nd Lau-YCW Essay Competition First-Runner Up – China’s Cyber-Public Space: The Double-Edged Sword Linking State and Society

YCW and Lau China Institute at King’s College London recently closed its second essay competition on the topic: “Cyber China.” Our first runner-up winner, Kyi Yeung Goh, delivered a fascinating essay on the growing state regulation of cyberspace and the emerging forms of critical discourse by Chinese netizens.

2nd Lau-YCW Essay Competition Winner – Transforming Patriarchy in the Digital Era: A Case Study of a Taobao Village in Southern Fujian

2nd Lau-YCW Essay Competition Winner – Transforming Patriarchy in the Digital Era: A Case Study of a Taobao Village in Southern Fujian

We are delighted to announce the winner of the 2nd Lau-YCW Essay Competition… Chiu Wan Liu! This is a remarkable essay which captures a wider story of the gender norms, rural-urban divide and digital economy characteristic of modern-day China—one which we are honoured to share with the YCW network. Our warmest congratulations to Chiu Wan!

Announcing the 2nd Lau-YCW Essay Competition: “Cyber China”

Announcing the 2nd Lau-YCW Essay Competition: “Cyber China”

Young China Watchers (YCW) and the Lau China Institute at King’s College London are excited to announce the second annual Lau-YCW Essay Competition. The competition aims to discover the newest young writing on China in the UK, in order to help foster the next generation of China expertise and interest. Entries due by 1 December 2017 – further details are on the YCW Blog.

Lau-YCW Essay Competition – How Will China Change the World? Building Bridges with Bad Debt

Lau-YCW Essay Competition – How Will China Change the World? Building Bridges with Bad Debt

YCW recently partnered with the Lau China Institute at King’s College London to launch an essay competition on the topic: “How will China change the world?” One of the runners-up, Matthew Phan, delivered a comprehensive analysis of China’s economic growth and its impact on current thinking about trajectories of development.

Lau-YCW Essay Competition Winner – China’s Water Footprint: An Example for Future Policymakers

Lau-YCW Essay Competition Winner – China’s Water Footprint: An Example for Future Policymakers

Announcing the winner of the inaugural Lau-YCW essay competition… Lauren Dickey! Lauren submitted an impassioned essay on China’s water security, tracing the growing water crisis from Mao Zedong’s post-1949 development projects to Zhongnanhai’s “sponge city” pilot program. She makes a compelling case for how China’s response to water scarcity will change the world, arguing, “China’s partners and friends can learn from Beijing’s mistakes. But it is the success stories that others will emulate.”

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