Sarah Schneewind, professor at UC San Diego and author of “Shrines to Living Men in the Ming Political Cosmos,” tells YCW about the lasting impact of imperial Chinese dynastic rule on governance and political thinking around the world today.
YCW interviews Parag Khanna on his new book, “The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict & Culture in the 21st Century” (2019) and why China will be unable to dominate Asia.
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.