Why China Matters, 2023: Student Blogposts about China
This page features some of the best student blogposts about China written in Autumn 2023. Students were tasked with watching a Chinese language documentary with subtitles, choosing a research question inspired by it, and then answering their own question.
- ARTHUR TRILLO: To what extent does the hukou system represent an obstacle to China’s economic growth?
- CAITLIN OWEN: Clearing the air for a healthier future: A closer look at Chai Jing’s documentary Under the Dome
- ERIN FRENCH: To what extent do urban-rural educational disparities affect China’s development?
- EWAN MASSEY: How does urban regeneration in China impact its working-class population?
- JENNIFER ROSS: Why can’t rural migrant workers escape poverty?
- JIZHE DU: Will China’s emotional youth choose violence again in the face of educational and employment anxieties? A blogpost inspired by Though I Am Gone
- JUDE WOODCOCK: Why transitioning from a coal-based energy infrastructure is necessary for China’s rise
- KASIA THOMPSON: What effects does China’s youth factory worker culture have on the overall development of future generations, and should this be a cause for concern for the country’s future socioeconomic development? A blogpost inspired by We Were Smart
- KINGSWELL TAN: How air pollution in China is affecting its healthcare budget in the 21st Century
- OLIVER SLOT: Is the tide changing for rural-urban migrant workers?
- RUBY HARPER: Will the lack of education in rural areas hinder any further development of China’s economy?
* The University of Manchester is committed to academic independence and the freedom of speech. Student views are entirely their own, and do not represent those of the University of Manchester, MCI, or UCIL.