Dear Affiliates and Friends of CSCC:

Welcome back for the 2022-23 academic year. We thank you again for your continued engagement and support during the difficulties caused by the pandemic. We hope that you all have been, and remain, safe and well. We will continue to do most of our programming onsite (so long as university and government pandemic restrictions permit). We will continue to conduct some of our programming in online or hybrid form. Please see individual event notices for details. We will continue, return to, and expand upon our range of the activities—our speaker series (including academic papers and book talks by leading established and rising scholars), policy roundtables, thematic conferences, distinguished annual lecture, and the Project on the Future of US-China Relations--addressing important topics in the study of contemporary China. If you are interested in joining us for on-site or online events, and do not receive our notices, please email to get on our email list or to inquire about specific events. We hope you will join us.

Best regards,

Jacques deLisle, Director

Guobin Yang, Deputy Director

Yuanyuan Zeng, Associate Director


In addition to the events and programs it hosts, the Center for the Study of Contemporary China provides support for activities sponsored by others at Penn when their activities are directly relevant to the CSCC’s mission to advance our understanding of the political, legal, economic, and social factors shaping China and its role in the world today. In the list of upcoming events, the appearance of CSCC logo indicates CSCC-sponsored events.

Requests for co-sponsorship or other types of support should be sent to and include a clear statement of the activity for which support is sought, its relevance to the CSCC’s mission, and the specific type of support requested.  As an academic research unit, the CSCC does not provide support for programs whose purpose is to advance a particular political agenda.

Upcoming Events


A Sigh of Relief Or Not? Observations after Power Reshuffles in the U.S., Taiwan, and China in 2022

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


Assignment China: An Oral History of American Journalists in the People's Republic

Mike Chinoy, Nonresident senior fellow at the U.S.-China Institute, University of Southern California
- CSCC Conference Room, 133 S. 36th St, Room 418


The Sex Trade in China: Policing, Health, Business, and the Regulation of Prostitution

Margaret Boittin, Assistant Professor of Law, York University
- CSCC Conference Room, 133 S. 36th St, Room 418