China Story Yearbook

The China Story Yearbook series collects and shapes Chinese contemporary stories from multiple voices and different perspectives under an annual theme for a broad and interested public and professional audience. It presents the larger Chinese realities, possibilities and uncertainties, and suggests how the past and present may sculpt the future.

Please note: The following list of titles is sorted by publication date, with the most recent first.

Power »

Edited by: Jane Golley, Linda Jaivin, Paul J. Farrelly, Sharon Strange
Publication date: April 2019

In 2018, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) was, by most measures, more powerful than at any other time in its history and had become one of the most powerful countries in the world.


Prosperity »

Publication date: April 2018

A ‘moderately prosperous society’ with no Chinese individual left behind—that’s the vision for China set out by Chinese President Xi Jinping in a number of important speeches in 2017.


Control »

Publication date: June 2017

‘More cosmopolitan, more lively, more global’ is how the China Daily summed up the year 2016 in China.


Pollution »

Publication date: September 2016

Environmental pollution poses serious challenges for China, including to its economy as well as public health.


Shared Destiny »

Publication date: November 2015

Humanity as never before shares a common destiny, whether it be in terms of the resources of the planet, the global environment, economic integration, or the movement of peoples, ideas, cultures.