On March 13, Anthony J. Spires, associate director of the Centre for Civil Society Studies and assistant professor of sociology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, compared civil society development in Beijing, Guangdong and Yunnan in a program at the Henry Luce Foundation. Dr. Spires shared findings from his extensive research on Chinese NGOs. […]
At a National Committee public program on May 19, author Michael Meyer discussed living in one of Beijing's oldest hutongs, a traditional alleyway neighborhood which defined the city's layout for centuries. Mr. Meyer's first book, The Last Days of Old Beijing, chronicles the destruction of many of these neighborhoods as the city was redesigned for the 2008 Summer Olympics.