While the U.S.-China trade conflict dominated mainstream media, several other events of 2018 will shape the China of the future, among them the removal of the presidential term limits or the development of Artificial Intelligence capabilities. Looking back at the past year, we selected a few particularly insightful interviews and features that may provide a wider view on the variety of issues and topics emerging from the China-watching community globally.
YCW interviews writer and translator Alice Xin Liu on gender equality and writing in China.
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!
Mara Hvistendahl is the author of “Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men,” a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She is a contributing editor to Science magazine and a founding member of Deca, a cooperative of
Jemimah Steinfeld is the Literature Festival Manager at Asia House and author of “Little Emperors and Material Girls: Sex and Youth in Modern China,” published in 2015. She has worked at the History Channel in London, gained an MA in