In this original English-language article, Amanda Brown-Inz and Sabine Mokry report on an international conference held in May of this year in Beijing on civil society contributions to policy innovation in China.
CDB Contributing Writer, Li Simin, provides a glimpse into an underdeveloped field in China’s NGO sector: expressive activity through culture and arts. The term “rhizome” here is used to describe creative activity that is unconstrained by accepted patterns and disciplinary boundaries
This is one of several articles on NGO responses to disasters that we are making available in commemoration of the May 12, 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan which measured 7.9 on the Richter scale and killed an estimated 70,000 people.
An Zhu uses a humorous story about taking action to challenge individuals and NGOs to think more deeply about a critically important question in today’s China: How to carry out public action in a meaningful way that will foster social connections and public knowledge?
The Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE) is one of China’s best-known independent environmental NGOs. Founded by Ma Jun in 2006, IPE maintains a water and air pollution database, and is one of the organizers of the Green Choice…
Drawing on survey data and interviews with NGOs involved with the Sichuan earthquake response and reconstruction, this article argues that the earthquake provided an important catalyst for a previously quiescent NGO community.
This article provides a fascinating, in-depth study of the Women’s Network against AIDS (WNAC). WNAC has 21 organisational members, although most of these can be better characterised as peer support groups rather than NGOs.
Rural library projects are a standard undertaking in the education sector. Some of these projects began operating long ago, while new organizations have entered the scene. In the span of just a few short years these projects have undergone some important changes
his article shows how far lesbian organizing has come in China over a short period of time, with lesbians coming together in physical and virtual venues, holding salons and conferences and forming networks with domestic and international LGBT groups.