2013 25 Under 25: Leaders in US-China Relations

This magazine was founded with the belief that there is incredible room for exchange of ideas and knowledge between the future leaders of America and China. In this inaugural 25 Under 25 feature, we aim to highlight students and young working professionals who have worked to further mutual understanding between these two countries. As they continue building bridges between the two countries – whether in … Continue reading 2013 25 Under 25: Leaders in US-China Relations

A Maze and a Map

Xiaoyu Xia and Sophia Ng reflect on contemporary Chinese literature. It was only a year ago that many Western readers for the first time cast a serious gaze eastward when Chinese writer Mo Yan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. For many Chinese, the prospect that their country’s modern literary works would be internationally recognized was almost inconceivable – in fact, PhD dissertation topics were regularly … Continue reading A Maze and a Map

Watch This Space

Kyle Hutzler spends an afternoon at CCTV America. If one were to explore the upper reaches of the cable television universe between the hours of 7 and 9pm Eastern, they might be mistaken for thinking they had stumbled upon a public television broadcast of BBC World News. They would see the same modern, red graphics; an international ensemble of anchors and guests; and a stately … Continue reading Watch This Space

Investing In The States

Hannah Lindquist reports on the flow of Chinese investments among the states All politics is local, goes a popular American saying, but when it comes to Chinese investment in the United States, it is almost always national. The latest update to the China Investment Monitor by the Rhodium Group, a New York-based advisory firm, offers a unique look at the steady march of Chinese investment … Continue reading Investing In The States

The Chinese Artist Abroad

Savannah O’Leary on Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang The introduction of contemporary Chinese art into the Western art world in the 1990s brought with it controversial questions surrounding the concept of the Diaspora artist. The Chinese artist living abroad occupies a space in which influences from Chinese traditions confront contemporary experiences in a totally different cultural context. The role of the Diaspora artist, therefore, becomes confusing. … Continue reading The Chinese Artist Abroad

Old Money

Virginia Hawkins explores the rise of the Chinese nursing home industry  China’s aging population is among the most urgent problems plaguing policymakers in Beijing. For property developers, however, it is an enormous opportunity for those who see potential in bringing nursing homes to China. Nursing homes are not yet commonplace in China, since they are seen as incongruent with Confucian culture, which carries a strong … Continue reading Old Money

Between Chinatown and SoHo

Jennifer Lu visits the Museum of Chinese in America The Museum of Chinese in America faces Chinatown from the front, and Soho from the back. Designed by Maya Lin ‘81, ARCH ‘86, ART ‘87, MOCA has all the wood paneling, airy floor to ceiling windows and sans serif font requisite for hipster approval. From the street, it’s clear that MOCA is no Chinese kitchen supply … Continue reading Between Chinatown and SoHo