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China NGOs. There’s A Blog For That.

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I have been a faithful reader of the NGOs in China Blog for a long long time and I just realized that I should be sharing that blog with our readers.  It is written by Shawn Shieh, who describes himself and his blog as follows:

I received my Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University. In a previous life, I was a tenured professor of Asian/Chinese politics at Marist College, a private college in Poughkeepsie, New York. In 2006, I moved with my family to Bejing. While here, I’ve been writing about grassroots NGOs in China, and the activists who found them. In 2009, I coedited a book on Chinese NGOs titled, State and Society Responses to Social Welfare Needs in China: Serving the People (Routledge). In 2009, I resigned my position at Marist, worked for two years as a Visiting Professor at the IES Center at Beijing Foreign Studies University. In 2011, I partnered with the Chinese NGO, China Development Brief, to start CDB (English). Here at CDB, we devote our energies to reporting on the civil society space in China. My wife and I have been working and traveling in China since 1984 and we have seen tremendous changes. When we first came here, very few foreigners were interested in China. But that has all changed. I hope this blog will provide you with a better understanding of the rapidly growing nongovernmental, nonprofit, charitable sector in China.

The blog’s tagline is “A blog about developments in the nongovernmental, nonprofit, charitable sector in China,” and if you are interested in any of those things, I recommend that you start reading it.