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

New book by UW geographers describes social influences on Seattle — see video

By Molly McElroy

News and Information

Watch a YouTube video of Morrill and Brown talking about “Seattle Geographies.”

Learn about a May 3 public event on “Seattle Geographies” and check the University of Washington Press event calendar for other events.

Read Seattle Times story on “Seattle Geographies”

Seattle can be many things at 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