The second annual YCW-Lau Conference, held on 13 October 2018, was a great success, bringing together China-focused experts and young thinkers on the theme: “Past, Present and Future: A long view of (r)evolution in China.” Read our free conference summary report on the blog, or rewatch the entire thing on YCW’s Facebook page.
Librarians at University of Pennsylvania are using optical character recognition (OCR) to build a text corpus of Chinese-character documents from the early 20th century. YCW talks to Molly Des Jardin and Brian Vivier about their goals and challenges.
Thomas Mullaney, Associate Professor of Chinese History at Stanford University, tells us how the history of the Chinese typewriter and Mao-era experimentation may impact the way we think about inventions today.
John Pomfret, award-winning journalist and author of new book “The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present,” speaks to YCW about how Sino-U.S. relations today stem from a rich history of civilian interaction, and how China may profit from the Trump administration.
Dr Rana Mitter is a Professor in the History and Politics of Modern China at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of St Cross College. He is the author of The Manchurian Myth: Nationalism, Resistance and Collaboration in Modern China (California,