View toward Xinzhou

View toward Xinzhou by Tim Oakes

China Made: Asian Infrastructures and the ‘China Model’ of Development


Over the past decade, China has invested tremendously in infrastructure development, resulting in dramatic social and cultural changes in both rural and urban regions.  It has also promoted an infrastructural development model beyond its borders as part of a newly aggressive foreign policy. China Made is a partnership between the Center for Asian Studies (CAS) at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the Hong Kong Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong (HKIHSS), and is supported by an Asian Responsive Grant from The Henry Luce Foundation. China Made will explore both of domestic and international dimension of China’s infrastructure development. The project is also meant to shift the academic focus from broader geopolitical and international relations perspectives to a finer grained analysis of the infrastructures themselves and the on-the-ground social and cultural dimensions of their construction. It will involve three academic conferences – two hosted by CAS and one hosted by HKIHSS – postdoctoral and graduate research positions, and the development of online scholarly resources for project participants and the broader academic community.

To learn more about CAS, HKIHSS, or the Henry Luce Foundation, please visit Center for Asian Studies,  The Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, or the Henry Luce Foundation.

过去十年间,中国在基础设施发展中投入了巨大的资金。该投资极大的改变了中国的农村和城市地区,尤其在社会和文化方面产生了深远的影响。同时中国政府也向海外推动其基础设施发展模式,使该模式成为中国崭新激进外交政策的一部分。“中国制造” 是科罗拉多大学博尔德分校亚洲研究中心与香港大学人文社会研究所的合作项目。该项目由亨利卢斯基金会的亚洲责任基金提供资金支持。“中国制造”旨在探索中国基础设施发展模式在国内及国际的应用。为了获得更加细致入微的基础设施分析,该项目着重转移学术界现有的宏观地缘政治以及国际关系的研究视角从而学习其对社会及文化方面的微观影响。“中国制造”包含三个学术研讨会 —— 其中两个将由科罗拉多大学博尔德分校亚洲研究中心组织,其余一个由香港大学人文社会研究所承办。同时“中国制造“将聘请一位博士后和研究生助理。 该项目致力于为项目参与者与相关领域的学术群体打造并提供更多的网络学术资源。