Apply now until 26 May 2017 – the Torino World Affairs Institute is organising a two-week summer school in Italy, as well as a six-week business program in Beijing, Xi’an and Shenzhen.
Fan Popo is an independent filmmaker and LGBT activist based in Beijing. He studied screenwriting at the Beijing Film Academy. After his graduation in 2007 he became a leading figure of China’s queer cinema scene. His documentaries on LGBT and
Dr. Ka-Kin Cheuk, postdoctoral researcher at Leiden Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), discusses his research on the world of Indian fabric traders living and working in China.
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.
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.”