Today China is the biggest trading country in the world and the second largest provider of foreign direct investment (FDI) to other countries, only after the U.S. Its GDP is projected to over take the U.S. in about 15 years. How did China transform itself from an economically unimportant country as late as the end of the 1970s into the second largest economy in the world, surpassing Japan in 2010? What are the challenges China's economy confronts now? And what should we expect in the coming decade or so? Read more about Critical Issues Confronting China Summary–China's Economy: Does Growth Have a Future?
Ziliang Liu, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History of Art and Architecture, Chinese Art, received an Asia Center Fung Summer Grant for China and Taiwan for Graduate Students. In the summer of 2016, he traveled to Henan Province, China to research Han Dynasty funerary artwork comparatively with medical theories in circulation at the time. Liu describes his experience in his own words. Read more about Student Report: Funerary Artwork of the Han Dynasty