A short version of the documentary Down from the Mountains, which focuses on three children left behind by migrant parents in the mountains of southwest China, is featured on The Atlantic Selects.
In southwestern China, the Mosuo uphold one of the world’s last matrilineal societies. As tourists flock to the region, bringing money and clashing values, can female-first traditions endure?
One of China’s most influential artists is forty-eight-year-old Qiu Zhijie. A native of southern China’s Fujian province, Qiu studied art in the eastern city of Hangzhou before moving to Beijing in 1994 to pursue a career as a contemporary artist. Grantee Ian Johnson interviews Qiu in his studio.
Iran and China are hoping to grow their bilateral trade to more than $600 billion over the next 10 years, but there’s a long way to go. Today, the two countries have combined trade of less than $15 billion, excluding oil.
What is it like to report on children from the Yi ethnic group left behind in a remote corner of China while their parents seek work over 1,000 miles away?
Ruth Lycke and her unique acupuncture clinic in China have helped treat more than 500 Americans, many of them struggling to recover from strokes.
Kyle Munson and Kelsey Kremer sit down with an opinion editor at Shanghai Daily to talk about journalism across cultures.
Michael Lee from China bought a beloved diner in Iowa City. He aims not only to serve food but mint more doctors on both sides of the globe.
At the center of the relationship between the world's two main superpowers are a small state and its governor-turned-ambassador. The stakes never have been higher for these "old friends."
An Iowa governor visited China on the heels of Richard Nixon. Today, a cast of Iowans dubs itself the 'Iowa mafia' in Beijing.
With their parents at work far away, the children of the Wang family are raising themselves.
The China-U.S. Demonstration Farm that recently broke ground is a prominent symbol of Xi Jinping's attempt to gently modernize rural China.
Three children in a remote corner of China are among millions getting by while their parents work far away in wealthier cities.
Macau used to be known as the Portugal of Asia. Now, fewer than 1 percent of households speak Portuguese as their primary language. Can this trend change directions?
At the center of the relationship between the world's two main superpowers are a small agricultural state and its governor-turned-ambassador. The stakes never have been higher for these "old friends."
An extraordinary collaboration between U.S. and Chinese nuclear scientists is setting the stage for greater cooperation between the two countries in addressing security threats.
While the U.S. lives through the domestic storms of the Trump presidency, China is moving boldly in Asia, with historic consequences for American friends, from Taiwan to Thailand.
Across Africa, the era of U.S. and European hegemony is ending. As China fills the gap, the continent is changing in ways we’re only beginning to understand.
It is estimated that up to one million people own exotic pets in China. Trade in these animals is linked to species loss in some of the world’s threatened ecosystems.
China is seen as a poster child for smog, but it is pushing back against air pollution with a wind and solar power rollout that also has big ramifications for the fight against climate change.
Why, despite growing vastly richer and steadily more powerful over the last generation, has China remained frustrated in its goal of bringing Hong Kong and Taiwan under its unquestioned authority?
This global reporting project on urbanization in the developing world examines how three major countries—China, India, and Mexico—are dealing with a similar challenge in their own unique ways.
Why are people who were smuggled to the U.S. from a rural high school in China three decades ago now going back to China?
China's leading thinkers, activists, artists, and authors talk about the future of their country.
Daniel Brook reports on the building of instant, modern cities in the developing world and examines the effects of major infrastructure projects on citizens living in Mexico, China, and India.
Filmmaker and video journalist Max Duncan introduces his project about a family from a remote corner of China. The parents left their children behind in order to give them a better future.
Journalist Richard Bernstein traveled to Taiwan and Thailand to report on the growing influence of China around the world and in Southeast Asia.
Journalists Noah Fowler and Jonathan Kaiman discuss their three-part series on China's growing role in Africa.
Rong Xiaoqing discusses how she followed the lives of a unique group of undocumented Chinese immigrants in the United States—and how her reporting led her back to China.
With the United States backing away from action on climate change, is China’s struggle for cleaner air making it the world’s new climate leader?
Howard W. French traveled to Hong Kong to take stock of its uneasy relationship with China, on the eve of major elections that were held in March 2017.
China's Muslim minorities make up only two percent of the population, but comprise 20 million people. How do they relate to Islam, the state, the majority Han Chinese and one another?
Like so many of Mao’s pronouncements, it sounded simple: “The South has a lot of water; the North lacks water. So if it can be done, borrowing a little water and bringing it up might do the trick.”
Photojournalist Sim Chi Yin discusses her reporting on a family affected by silicosis, an occupational lung disease that affects an estimated 6 million in China, most of them miners.
Beijing-based photographer Sim Chi Yin discusses her project on the one million migrant workers who live in basements beneath Beijing's skyscrapers and residential blocks.
In a seven-part interactive series for the Des Moines Register, Pulitzer Center grantees Lynn Hicks and Rodney White look at a quiet revolution that is taking place in China.
"Finding Home" and "Down from the Mountains" were awarded first place in their categories at the eighth annual Digital Storytelling Contest.
Pulitzer Center grantee Beth Gardiner was interviewed on the University of Missouri School of Journalism television program Global Journalist about China's efforts to fight air pollution.
This week: discussing a documentary on child marriage, examining religion and culture's interplay with environmentalism in China, and celebrating our award-winning student fellows.
Two projects sponsored by the Pulitzer Center have received a World Press Photo nomination.
This Week: A village in China where women rule, an island off British Columbia was supposed to be an economic salvation, and illegal mining is causing problems for Venezuela.
This week: Scientists investigate the long term effects of chemical warfare on Iranian soldiers, a look into how artistic integrity is maintained inside the Chinese Communist system, and more than 100 people are suing Guam's Catholic Church over accusations of sexual abuse by priests.
It is estimated that up to one million people own exotic pets in China. Sean Gallagher photographs the animals and their owners.
For Sinica Podcast, grantee Alice Su compares Islamophobia in China to that in the U.S. and Europe—discussing the similarities despite the cultural and political differences.
Grantee Ian Johnson just published a book, "The Souls of China," on the return of religion after Mao's death.
This week: China loses patience with sacrificing control, Chinese migrants in Singapore, and child soldiers in South Sudan; what will happen with recent Trump administration aid cuts.
Ian Johnson receives the Shorenstein Journalism Award.
NatGeo Your Shot features photographs of inspiring women from around the world.
In celebration of Earth Day, we've compiled our top ten lesson plans that feature reporting on how communities around the world are responding to diverse environmental issues.
Students practice close text analysis and writing while exploring reporting from National Geographic on how China is responding to dangerous levels of air pollution.
Students will be able to describe the impacts of removing exotic animals from their native environment, including impacts on the food chain, using details from reporting by Sean Gallagher. Within...
Students learn about the politics and policies of nuclear security by exploring the U.S.-North Korea and U.S.-China relationships.
This plan includes lessons connected to the work of journalists that presented at the University of Chicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2017.
This lesson challenges students to take a position related to what is causing or fueling conflicts that could be labeled religious. Students create an argumentative research paper and presentation.
These activities are designed to prepare students to engage with Richard Bernstein’s project "Taiwan: A Changing Status Quo."
This lesson asks students to compare the water crisis facing Flint, Michigan to a water crisis in China. Students use digital resources and practice cooperative learning and writing skills.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
Through this webquest, students use several different projects on the "Downstream" web portal to examine the impact of water resources on a wide range of communities around the world.
This is a multi-week unit on U.S. companies and the welfare of international workers. Students will examine how U.S. companies manufacture their goods and how they care for their workers abroad.
Students analyze the structure and purpose of "Searching for Sacred Mountain," a 20-minute documentary that explores connections between Buddhism and environmental sustainability practices in China.