Here’s a site that’s definitely worth adding to your bookmarks – especially if you’re a sinophile: The China Boom Project. The brainchild of the Asia Society’s Center on US-China Relations, it’s an impressive multimedia site dedicated to answering one “deceptively simple” question: Why did China boom?
The site aims to provide a well-rounded answer or answers rather, by tracing China’s opening up from pre-1978 all the way to the 2000s. You’ll find a beautiful mosaic of videos from global experts and leading participants and the collection is ever growing (kind of like TED but exclusive to China topics.) The site traces our nation’s opening up from pre-1978 all the way to the 2000s.
But not only is it a treasure archive of content, the creators deserve major props for the site’s navigation and functionality (each word of every video interview is searchable using their search function – that really tickled our fancy.) Whether you need a solid research tool or it’s just for pure interest, the China Boom Project should not be missed if you’re talking anything related to the economic miracle that is China.