China: The Largest Migration in Human History

Geography Professor Kam Wing Chan’s work on internal Chinese migration is prominently cited in this week’s Economist article, “The Impact of Chinese Migrati0n: We Like to Move It Move It”.

IF YOU purchased one of the 1.8 billion mobile phones shipped around the world last year, there is a 50% chance it was put Click to Read More

Is China’s Economic Development Less than Meets the Eye?

UW Geography Professor Kam Wing Chan’s online commentaries on contemporary Chinese urbanization, educational attainment, transportation, and internal migration issues have attracted  international attention. He has debunked the widely-celebrated phenomenon of China’s hyper development by showing 1) how Chinese students aren’t actually doing better on standardized tests than US students (showing how skewed the Click to Read More

China’s Demographic Changes

Geography Professor Kam Wing Chan offers commentary on Chinese migration policy today on a  CBC radio feature  on China’s mammoth and ongoing demographic changes.  The program,  called “China Shift”,  (an edition of the national CBC program “Currents”),  offers segments on the One Child Policy, Gender Gaps, and China’s Annual Migration Click to Read More

Professor Kam Wing Chan Quoted on the Chinese Census

Migrants Proving Hard to Count In China

Professor Kam Wing Chan has been quoted in the widely-read journal Science on the complexities of the Chinese census currently underway,  the largest census in human history.  To combat chronic undercounting caused by massive internal migration,  the article explains,

the Chinese are using a unique  approach Click to Read More