The People’s Map of Global China tracks China’s complex and rapidly changing international activities by engaging an equally global civil society. Using an interactive, open access, and online ‘map’ format, we collaborate with nongovernmental organisations, journalists, trade unions, academics, and the public at large to provide updated and updatable information on various dimensions of Global China in their localities. The Map consists of profiles of countries and projects, sortable by project parameters, Chinese companies and banks involved, and their social, political, and environmental impacts. This bottom-up, collaborative initiative seeks to provide a platform for the articulation of local voices often marginalised by political and business elites.
To accompany the Map, we also publish the Global China Pulse (GCP), a biannual publication that focuses on China’s international engagements in their various manifestations. Alongside the informational infrastructure the Map provides, GCP offers a new space to publish content in a variety of styles and, possibly, experiment with different approaches and formats. GCP rests on two pillars: the conviction that today more than ever it is necessary to bridge the gap between the scholarly community, civil society, and the general public; and the related belief that open access is necessary to ethically reappropriate academic research from commercial publishers who restrict the free circulation of ideas.
Never miss our monthly digest linked to The People’s Map of Global China and Global China Pulse. In this email, we will regularly share the new content published on the map website, along with brief updates about the projects that we feature and essays that we think might pick your interest.