Matthew Chitwood – China

Matthew Chitwood – China

 

 

Matt Chitwood, while on fellowship for two years, is living in rural Yunnan, China’s southwestern-most province. In his home village of Bangdong, population 350, he is surrounded by hillsides of tea, walnuts, and coffee – the lifeblood of his neighbors. Matt’s research and writing focuses on how infrastructure development in Yunnan is transforming its people, land, economy, and governance. For almost a decade Matt has worked in Greater China: Beijing, Shanghai, Kunming, and Taipei. His work experience spans the business, education, and non-profit sectors, and includes the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the US State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship Program. In recent years, Matt has developed, managed, and taught for study abroad programs like CET, CIEE, and Where There Be Dragons. Matt holds a dual M.A. in China Studies and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He also completed the graduate certificate program at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center. Matt attended undergrad at Northwest Nazarene University, a private Christian liberal arts school, where he majored in International Business and studied abroad in Central America with the CCCU. He speaks Chinese and Spanish. Matt is also an avid pianist-accordionist-ukuleleist and can throw a mean frisbee.

 

Dispatches from Matthew Chitwood

 

  • 农民工缺席的奇事

    • Matthew Chitwood
    • May 3, 2018
    “茶叶经济”如何改变了中国的一座村子
  • Between the wo-wo’s

    • Matthew Chitwood
    • April 26, 2018
    Routine and vulnerability in a day in the life of a Chinese village.
  • 通往邦东的路

    • Matthew Chitwood
    • March 13, 2018
    新公路如何改变着中国的乡村生活