Young China Watchers is thrilled to announce that Karoline Kan is the winner of the 2019 Young China Watcher of the Year Award! She is being recognized for her contributions to telling her story—and the story of Chinese millennials—to an international audience. Karoline is the Beijing editor at China Dialogue and author of Under Red Skies: Three Generations of Life, Loss, and Hope in China—an account of Karoline’s family that covers three generations.
Our panel of judges—Jamil Anderlini, Kerry Brown, Duncan Clark, Juliana Liu, and Mimi Zou—was impressed by Karoline’s commitment to sharing a more nuanced perspective of China, which they viewed as especially important in a world where China-related headlines are dominated by suspicion and disagreements between government officials. Our judges noted that Karoline is breaking new ground as a Chinese national making significant waves well beyond the Middle Kingdom, playing an important role in deepening the world’s understanding of China.
Please join us on Saturday, November 2 in London to celebrate our winner.
- Duncan Clark, chairman of BDA China and author of Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built