Forging a Golden Middle Path?Growing Activism in China's Green, HIV/AIDS, and GLBT Nongovernmental Organizations

April 14, 2010 // 9:00am11:00am
Event Co-sponsors: 
Maternal Health Initiative

Liu Jianqiang

Liu Jianqiang is a research associate of the Peking University Center for Nature and Society and Visiting Scholar at UC. Berkeley. He is deputy editor of Liu was formerly a senior investigative reporter at Southern Weekend, China's most influential investigative newspaper, where he provided front-line and in-depth coverage of China's burgeoning environmental movement. Some of Liu's most influential articles include his 2004 expose on the controversial Tiger Leaping Gorge dams in Yunnan province. The story was personally read by Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, who then ordered the project to be suspended pending a central government investigation. Liu's 2005 article on the Summer Palace lake reconstruction resulted in the State Environmental Protection Administration holding China's first state-level public environmental hearing.

Liu was a 2005 nominee for the State Environmental Protection Administration's "China Environmental Protection Person of the Year" award. He received the Society of Publishers in Asia 2008 Award for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment, as well as the TNC-SEE Award for Environmental Reporting in 2009. Liu is the author of The Tibetan Beads—The Legend of Tibetans, published in Hong Kong and in Mainland China in 2009, and a book on rafting on the Jinsha River near the Tiger Leaping Gorge, to be published in 2010.


Timothy Hildebrandt

Timothy Hildebrandt is a visiting fellow in the Center for Asian Democracy at the University of Louisville, where he researches and writes about China's emerging civil society, as well as the survival of authoritarianism in a predominately democratic world. His book manuscript, entitled Forging a Harmonious Middle Path: The Rise of Social Organizations and the Persistence of the Authoritarian State in China, builds upon his dissertation field research that examined the relationship of the Chinese government and NGOs in three issue areas: environmental protection, HIV/AIDS prevention, and gay and lesbian rights. Previously, he was on staff at the Wilson Center, dividing his time between the Asia Program and the China Environment Forum. In August 2009, he received a PhD in political science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Location: 5th Floor Conference Room

Experts & Staff

More about CEF

  • Mailing List: If you are interested in receiving CEF updates on new events and publications, please enter your information in the "Email Updates" section at the top-right corner of this page.
  • Students: Apply your interests to an internship at the China Environment Forum!
  • Job Seekers: Browse job listings in the field of China and the environment advertised through our network.

Wilson Center Photo Gallery

Browse or share photos from the Wilson Center’s events.

To Attend an Event

Unless otherwise noted:

Meetings listed on this page are free and open to the public. Reservations are not required unless otherwise noted. All meetings take place at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC. Please see map and directions. Allow time for routine security procedures. A photo ID is required for entry.

To confirm time and place, contact Maria-Stella Gatzoulis on the day of the event: tel. (202) 691-4188. Check this page for the latest updates and notices.