By Kerry Brown
A lot of commentary about China today, particularly as a result of the prominence the country has because of its economy, and its role in global affairs from the environment to public health (witness the COVID19 pandemic), often makes the country seem as though it has arrived … Read More
Since the publication of the first edition of China’s Environmental Challenges in 2015, the most common question I am asked is whether I think China will be able to resolve its environmental problems. The answer, of course, is complex, but the simplest response is simply, “It must.” As I outline … Read More
Ethnicity in China addresses this important question: Are Western criticisms of China’s nationality policy valid?
China’s nationality policy is a key topic in the study of ethnicity in the People’s Republic of China since it determines who ethnic minorities are and how they are governed. This book shows that China’s … Read More
Creative Industries in China is drawn from my research over the past decade on how Chinese policy makers, artists, designers and media practitioners are attempting to change a widespread perception that China is an uncreative nation. The ‘world factory’ portrayal is an uncomfortable reminder for many of economic dominance which … Read More
China was historically an agrarian society with the majority of its population engaged in farming and living in rural areas, and this configuration continued until the last quarter of the twentieth century. But the country has aggressively urbanized since, adding more than 400 new cities and hundreds of millions of … Read More
China’s huge environmental challenges affect not only the health and well-being of China but the very future of the planet. I wrote China’s Environmental Challenges to provide students, teachers, and the general public with a way of organizing a topic of utmost importance and great complexity.
I hope that … Read More