Given China’s increasing influence across the globe, understanding its ideas and actions is more important than ever. But how, as researchers, can we grasp contemporary China. And once we do, how do we convey this knowledge to others? In an informal discussion, David Bandurski is going to share his experience researching and covering China, his work in Hong Kong, and what brought him to Berlin.
About David Bandurski
Currently a Richard von Weizsäcker fellow of the Robert Bosch Academy, David Bandurski is co-director of the China Media Project, an independent research and fellowship program in partnership with the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC), and an honorary lecturer at the JMSC, where he has taught such courses as Covering China and Feature Writing. His most recent book is Dragons in Diamond Village, a series of interlaced non-fiction stories about villagers fighting against corrupt land deals and for the protection of their communities in south China. As a freelance journalist, David Bandurski has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Quartz, Index on Censorship, ChinaFile, the Far Eastern Economic Review and other publications. He produces Chinese independent films through his Hong Kong-based production company, Lantern Films.