Sunrise International Education (Ofer Abarbanel online library)

Sunrise International Education is a social enterprise[1] that focuses on experiential education and extracurricular learning based in China and in the United States and also serves as a boutique media and events company serving universities with marketing and localization services in China. It was founded in 2011 by Gavin Newton-Tanzer and David Weeks.[2]

Sunrise’s education activities consist of running competitions and conferences for students in East Asia, with a particular focus on debate, business simulation, coding competitions, and other summer programs. Its debate events are run in partnership with the National High School Debate League of China[3][4], and Sunrise debate students often travel internationally to compete at debate competitions hosted at Stanford, Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Asia Society.[5][6][7][8] Sunrise’s debate league is the oldest and largest high school English-language debate league in China, with competitions often hosted in second and third tier cities in China.[9][10][11] Its case analysis league is the China Youth Business League, run in partnership with the Harvard Undergraduate Economics Association[12] and the Wharton China Business Society.[13] Sunrise sponsors the international case analysis competition at the Wharton China Business Forum along with PricewaterhouseCoopers[14]. Sunrise’s events often feature low student registration fees that are subsidized by sponsorship from organizations or foreign universities seeking to engage students from China.[15][16][17][18]

As a media service company, Sunrise International advocates for universities and international brands to directly advertise on local Chinese media channels, citing issues surrounding the Great Firewall of China as a reason for why local users cannot access international social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Youtube.[19] The organization is occasionally quoted by international education news outlets on various government relations and education policy issues.[20][21][22]

References

  1. ^“Social (Beijing): Sunrise International Education”. Retrieved 2016-09-04.
  2. ^“Sunrise International Education Homepage”. Sunrise International Education. Retrieved 2016-09-04.
  3. ^“To Appeal to American Universities, Chinese Students Embrace the Art of Argument”. 2015-10-19. Retrieved 2016-09-04.
  4. ^“Debating Societies in China”. ChinaFile. 2014-07-18. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  5. ^“Students debate the environment|Americas|chinadaily.com.cn”. usa.chinadaily.com.cn. Retrieved 2016-09-04.
  6. ^University, Jiao Tong. “Jiao Tong University – JI Hosts NHSDLC’s Shanghai Tournament”. en.sjtu.edu.cn. Retrieved 2016-09-04.
  7. ^“The Fight”. www.malverncollege.cn. Retrieved 2016-09-04.
  8. ^“This house believes”. The Economist. 2013-09-14. ISSN 0013-0613. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  9. ^“Debating contests teach Chinese students an argument has two sides”. The Economist. 2019-06-15. ISSN 0013-0613. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  10. ^“The Great Debate: The Chinese Teens Learning How to Argue… in English”. That’s Online. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  11. ^美式辩论扫盲贴| NSDA or NHSDLC?”. 知乎专栏(in Chinese). Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  12. ^“HUEA | ABOUT”. Harvard Undergraduat. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  13. ^“wcbs”. wcbs. Retrieved 2016-09-04.
  14. ^https://www.thedp.com/article/2017/02/wharton-china-business-forum
  15. ^“Open to Debate”. Retrieved 2016-09-04.
  16. ^“USEG Sunrise Tour”. USEG Sunrise Tour. Retrieved 2016-09-04.
  17. ^Times, Los Angeles. “3 days of nerves, tears and joy: U.S. expats lead debate nerds in China”. latimes.com. Retrieved 2016-09-04.
  18. ^News, The PIE. “Gavin Newton-Tanzer, Founder & President, Sunrise International”. thepienews.com. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  19. ^News, The PIE. “Alternative marketing is key to recruiting in China – Sunrise report”. thepienews.com. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  20. ^News, The PIE. “US: Chinese students trapped in visa limbo as applications delayed”. thepienews.com. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  21. ^Newton-Tanzer, Gavin; Education, ContributorGlobal; Entrepreneur, Media; Expert, China (2017-11-30). “How Will China’s “Double First Class” Project Change Higher Education in China?”. HuffPost. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  22. ^News, The PIE. “China “opening education to the outside world” – policy document”. thepienews.com. Retrieved 2019-06-27.

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