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Layne Vandenberg

Layne Vandenberg

Layne Vandenberg graduated from the Yenching Academy at Peking University with a Master of Laws in International Relations. As an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, a Fulbright Research Scholar and Yenching Scholar, her research has focused on football (soccer) and sports policy, including the FIFA World Cup, the Olympic Games, and football reform in China. She is an incoming PhD candidate in the King’s College London and University of Hong Kong Joint PhD Programme.

Digitizing the Chinese New Year
February 05, 2019
Digitizing the Chinese New Year
The traditions of the Chinese red envelope, known as a hongbao, continue through an unlikely avenue: mobile phone apps.
Digitizing the Chinese New Year
All Eyes on the AFC Asian Cup
January 28, 2019
All Eyes on the AFC Asian Cup
As the 2019 AFC Asian Cup winds down, Asian football rises in importance.
All Eyes on the AFC Asian Cup
South Korea’s 2 New Year Celebrations
January 15, 2019
South Korea’s 2 New Year Celebrations
South Korea’s two New Years celebrations comes with an array of foods and rituals to celebrate with family.
South Korea’s 2 New Year Celebrations
Boozing in Beijing
December 18, 2018
Boozing in Beijing
Exploring hybrid concepts in the Beijing food and beverage space.
Boozing in Beijing
Bridging Cultures Through Music: K-pop, China, and the US
December 07, 2018
Bridging Cultures Through Music: K-pop, China, and the US
Kevin Shin trained to be a K-pop star. He’s now making hip hop hits in China.
Bridging Cultures Through Music: K-pop, China, and the US
Finding Love in China’s Marriage Markets
November 27, 2018
Finding Love in China’s Marriage Markets
One man’s experience explaining the search for love in China.
Finding Love in China’s Marriage Markets
Commercializing Tradition in Yunnan, China
October 11, 2018
Commercializing Tradition in Yunnan, China
An interview with Thiago Braga on pu’er tea culture and industry
Commercializing Tradition in Yunnan, China
Meet Lin Xi: A Progressive Female Character in a Chinese Drama
September 27, 2018
Meet Lin Xi: A Progressive Female Character in a Chinese Drama
The second season of China’s famous TV show, Nirvana in Fire (琅琊榜), sets a progressive character into a period drama.
Meet Lin Xi: A Progressive Female Character in a Chinese Drama
From Film to Reality: How Fans Find Their Fantasy Worlds
September 14, 2018
From Film to Reality: How Fans Find Their Fantasy Worlds
Jiufen’s A-Mei Teahouse may not have inspired Miyazaki’s Spirited Away, but fans visit in droves anyway.
From Film to Reality: How Fans Find Their Fantasy Worlds
The Working Holiday: Taiwanese Style
August 24, 2018
The Working Holiday: Taiwanese Style
Working holidays in Taiwan may be unpaid, but interest is growing among Taiwanese youth.
The Working Holiday: Taiwanese Style
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