Ying Chan is a writer, educator, and China media expert, and the Founding Director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). As an academic unit, the JMSC offers undergraduate and professional graduate in journalism and M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees.

She was also the Founding Dean (2003-2011) of the journalism school at Shantou University in China.

Prior to joining HKU in 1998, she spent 23 years in New York City working as a journalist, and has reported for the New York Daily News, NBC News, and Chinese language papers. She is a board member of the Media Development Investment Fund, an investment fund for independent media worldwide, and a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Informed Societies. She has co-edited four books on China’s media.

Last Updated: June 4, 2014

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06.02.14

25 Years On, Can China Move Past Tiananmen?

Xu Zhiyuan, Arthur Waldron & more
Xu Zhiyuan:Whenever the massacre at Tiananmen Square twenty-five years ago comes up in conversation, I think of Faulkner’s famous line: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”Some believe that China’s economic growth and rise to international...