Philanthropy and civil society in China
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
6 pm, KWZ Room 0.606
Dr. Andreas Fulda
(School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, University of Nottingham)
A public talk about critical and dynamic choices for foreign and domestic grant-making
foundations as aid actors in the PR China, followed by an introduction to postgraduate
degrees offered by the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies in Nottingham, UK
Foundations have supported the development of Chinese civil society organisations since the mid-1990s. Against the backdrop of the looming introduction of China’s Foreign NGO Management Law the speaker traces the evolution of foundations in the PRC and compares and contrasts foreign and domestic grant-making foundations based on their specific historical development trajectories, legal statuses, and modes of operation. This talk explores how in a period of political uncertainty, first and second generation of foundations – foreign and domestic, public and private, operating and grant -making – are likely to continue to co-exist, while converging and diverging from one another to varying degrees.
About the speaker
As a trained social and political scientist Dr Andreas Fulda is research active in the fields of philanthropy and civil society in Greater China as well as EU-China relations. He has worked with Chinese civil society organisations for more than 10 years. Dr Fulda is
also the editor of the book Civil Society Contributions to Policy Innovation in the PR China (Palgrave Macmillan, April 2015).