College Essay Contest on China

Calling all undergraduate students!

If you are a college student and have written an essay on technology, economics or women’s rights in China, don’t miss our contest. You can win up to $3000 in prize monies. Submit your essay by May 31, 2019. Sign up here for additional reminders and information regarding the contest.

This College Essay Contest is sponsored by 1990 Institute, a nonpartisan nonprofit based in San Francisco which promotes deep scholarship on modern China by US college students as a way of encouraging improved relations between China and the US.

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The mission of 1990 Institute is educating the next generation of Americans and Chinese to broaden and increase mutual understanding. In keeping with our mission, we are proud to announce an essay contest for all undergraduates which emphasizes the importance in today’s world of understanding modern China with depth.

Three prizes of $1000 ($3000 in total) will be awarded to one student in each of the following categories based on exceptional research and scholarship, subject to the requirement that the topic must be about or relate to modern China, focused on the following areas:

  • Economics
  • Women’s Rights
  • Technology

Submissions are accepted now through May 31, 2019.

Winners will be announced July 15, 2019 and will have the opportunity to present their papers at CHINA NOW, a 1990 Institute seminar on modern China in Redwood City, CA July 26 and 27, 2019.

For more information about the contest, go to

Ellen Lowe
Program Manager
P.O. Box 383
San Francisco, CA 94104-0383

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