Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
China Initiative


Trending Globally: How to Cover China, with CNBC’s Beijing Bureau Chief

Watson Director Ed Steinfeld talks with CNBC’s Beijing Bureau Chief Eunice Yoon '95. Eunice has reported on some of the biggest stories in China’s recent past, from the Beijing Olympics in 2008 to the coronavirus today. They discuss what it’s like practicing journalism in a country not known for its openness to the press, covering coronavirus from the place where it all began, and why reporting on life in China is more important now than ever.

China Initiative Awards for Graduate Students and Faculty

The China Initiative is pleased to announce three new funding opportunities for Brown University graduate students and faculty: Graduate Research Awards, Awards for Graduate Language Study, and Faculty Research Awards.

Yifeng Troy Cai MA, MS

Student Spotlight: Yifeng Troy Cai MA, MS

PhD candidate Yifeng Troy Cai MA, MS receives China Initiative Dissertation Award.


China Initiative Research Seminar

A forum for the presentation of cutting-edge social science research on contemporary China. The seminar particularly encourages the presentation of research work-in-progress.

China Initiative Distinguished Speaker Series

A forum for world renown scholars and practitioners to reflect on China’s modernization experience – past, present, and future.   

Brown-China Summit

A student-run annual conference explores China’s contemporary transformation through the participation of thought leaders from across Chinese society. Speakers in recent years have included social entrepreneurs, artists, business practitioners, film makers, public officials, investors, and educators.