College Essay Contest

The 1990 Institute believes that discovery through education paves the way for Americans to understand more about China, as well as for Chinese to understand more about the United States – thereby fostering a more thoughtful and rational view of the relations between the two countries. The 1990 Institute encourages college students to develop a more nuanced understanding of modern China and the implications of its rise as a superpower through our College Essay Contest. 

We received many thoughtful responses to the inaugural contest last year. We are proud to share essays from these university students in the following categories:

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