Is 'New Malaysia' real or sustainable?

A critical assessment on Malaysia’s social divide and political system

Dr. Chin-Huat Wong, Penang Institute

- CSCC Conference Room, Perelman 418, 133 S. 36th St.

When democracy went wrong in so many countries, Malaysia's peaceful regime change in May 2019 that ended the world's…

Economic Impacts of the US-China Trade Conflict on Developing Asia and the US

Bart Édes, Asian Development Bank Representative for North America

- 2nd Floor Forum, Perelman Building, 133 S. 36th St.

The 2018 trade conflict between the United States and the People’s Republic of China has affected not only bilateral…

2019 Penn Symposium on Contemporary China

- Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Penn Symposium on Contemporary China (PSCC) is an annual event organized by undergraduate students from the University of Pennsylvania. The 2019 Symposium will take place…


Chu Shulong,  Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Tsinghua University

- CSCC Conference Room, Perelman 418, 133 S. 36th St.

Energy Innovation in China

Joanna Lewis, Associate Professor of Science, Technology and International Affairs, Georgetown University

- CSCC Conference Room, Perelman 418, 133 S. 36th St.

Censored: Distraction and Diversion Inside China's Great Firewall

Margaret Roberts, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California San Diego

- CSCC Conference Room, Perelman 418, 133 S. 36th St.

As authoritarian governments around the world develop sophisticated technologies for controlling information, many observers have predicted that these controls would be ineffective because they are easily thwarted…

China’s War on Poverty: Winning at What Cost?

Qin Gao, Professor of Social Policy and Social Work, Columbia University

Political Science & Economics, Second Floor Forum, 133 S. 36th St.

The Chinese government has set the ambitious goal of eradicating poverty by 2020. Will this goal be achieved, and at what cost? Drawing from her book,…

Migration and Popular Resistance in Rural China

Yao Lu, Associate Professor of Sociology, Columbia University

- CSCC Conference Room, Perelman 418, 133 S. 36th St.

Massive rural-urban migration and growing collective resistance are two profound transformations in China. This study examines how migration shapes collective resistance in sending areas. Drawing on…

China’s Rise, Trade Friction, and the U.S. Response

Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky, United States Trade Representative, 1997-2001
Senior International Partner, Wilmer Hale

- Rm. 350, Steinberg-Dietrich Hall, 3620 Locust Walk

In conversation with Wharton Dean Geoff Garrett

Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky, Senior International Partner at WilmerHale in Washington, DC, chairs the firm’s International Trade, Investment and…

Two Years After the Foreign NGO Law:

Implications for Foreign NGOs, Foundations, and Thinktanks in China

Mark Sidel, Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law and Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison 


- CSCC Conference Room, Perelman 418, 133 S. 36th St.

From Click to Boom: The Political Economy of E-commerce in China

Lizhi Liu, Assistant Professor,  McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

- CSCC Conference Room, Perelman 418, 133 S. 36th St.

Co-sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies

Security and US-China Relations: Differences, Dangers, and Dilemmas

CSCC 7th Annual Conference

May 2, 2019 - May 3, 2019 at - Silverman 245, Levy Conference Room, Penn Law School

Following the normalization of diplomatic relations in 1979, US-China ties have been characterized by a mix of cooperation, competition, and conflict. During this period, most scholars, analysts, and policymakers…

China's Urban Champions: The Politics of Spatial Development

Kyle Jaros, Associate Professor of Political Economy, University of Oxford