We'll make learning easy.

Quick, comprehensive, contemporary insights.

  • Nuance

    Move beyond simplistic takes on complex countries.
    We aim to offer context for takes you may see elsewhere. Our faculty will guide you beyond the usual lenses of competition and conflict.

  • Flexibility

    Low-commitment, self-paced learning, and thematic flexibility.
    Choose what you want to learn, and when you want to learn it, with our unique module format.

  • Relevance

    Understand what you're reading in the news, across sectors.
    We'll take you beyond the headlines, and merge necessary background with contemporary developments and clear trends and takeaways.

Meet our stellar faculty:

Rana Mitter

Dr. Mitter is Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China at Oxford University.
He studies the emergence of nationalism in modern China, both in the early twentieth century and in the contemporary era.

Sulmaan Wasif Khan

Dr. Khan is Associate Professor of International History and Chinese Foreign Relations and Denison Chair of History and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School at Tufts University.
He he also directs the Water and Oceans Program at the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at Tufts.

David Dollar

Dr. Dollar is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, DC.
He is the host of the Brookings trade podcast, Dollar&Sense, and a leading expert on China's economy and U.S.-China economic relations. He was formerly the World Bank Country Head for China and Mongolia (2004-2009).

Amb. Shivshankar Menon

Ambassador Menon is Visiting Professor of International Relations at Ashoka University.
He was formerly the National Security Advisor of India, as well as the Foreign Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs, India. Between 2006 and 2009, he served as India's Ambassador to China.

Rui Ma

Ms. Ma is the host of Tech Buzz China, one of the world's most prominent podcasts on technology in China.
She is a fund scout and consultant with over 15 years' experience in investment and investment banking, including in the tech industry in Shanghai and Beijing. She is currently an angel investor and advisor to several startups and funds.

Kai Strittmatter

Mr. Strittmatter was the China correspondent for more than a decade for Süddeutsche Zeitung, one of Germany's largest newspapers, and currently serves as foreign correspondent.
Prior to that, he studied sinology and journalism in Munich, Xi’an, and Taipei.

Arthur Kroeber

Mr. Kroeber is Managing Partner at Gavekal Dragonomics, one of the world's leading independent global economic research firms.
His work focuses on China's political economy and its engagement with global economic institutions.

Mark Frazier

Dr. Frazier is the Co-Director of the India China Institute at The New School, as well as Professor of Politics at the The New School.
His work focuses on labor and social policy in China, and more recently on political conflict over urbanization, migration, and citizenship in China and India.

Chris Alden

Dr. Alden is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics (LSE). He is also Director at IDEAS, LSE's foreign policy think-tank. He has worked extensively in the area of Sino-African relations.

Manya Koetse

Manya Koetse is the editor-in-chief of What’s on Weibo.
She is a writer and consultant on social trends in China, with a focus on social media and digital developments, Sino-Japanese relations, and gender issues.

Our learners love us!

Some testimonials:

"Top Notch"

O.P. Agarwal,

CEO, World Resources Institute (India)

The videos were absolutely outstanding with some top notch speakers, who had, obviously done a near lifetime of work on China. It was really great to get such speakers. The readings were extremely useful and above all, I like the way you had structured the entire program. It was unique, but exactly the structure that worked well with me. It has created a lot of interest in China for me and I look forward to studying this more closely.

"An absolute must..."

Harish Iyer 

Senior Advisor, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

I thought it was an excellent program with experts from both China and outside China bringing a balanced perspective of the history and various paths ahead for the country. An absolute must for anyone with deep interest in China studies and understanding the current geopolitical scenarios.

"An excellent effort..."

Shailendra Raj Mehta

President, MICA

Leading scholars from India, the US, and China provided a variety of perspectives that would simply not be available anywhere else. They did an admirable job of distilling complex and fast-changing subjects into tightly packed and beautifully produced videos. The in-person interactions made the lectures come alive – literally! Overall, an excellent effort by the Asian Century Foundation['s AsiaSlate] that has us all wanting more.

"Exceeded my expectations..."

Swagato Ganguly

Former Editorial Page Editor, Times of India

The program has exceeded my expectations. It's well put together and very useful. The readings are excellent, as are the lectures. You ought to run more of these programs.