Event



CSCC 1st Annual Conference

“China’s Challenges: The Road Ahead”
Four panels, papers presented by twelve leading scholars followed by comments from expert discussants and open Q&A
Apr 25, 2013 - Apr 26, 2013 | Penn Law School Silverman 245, Levy Conference Room

Twelve experts on political, social, economic, and legal developments in contemporary China and its role in the world present papers examining key issues for China in the early twenty-first century.  The conference, scheduled for April 25-26, 2013 has as its theme “China’s Challenges: The Road Ahead.” 

The conference addresses significant challenges that contemporary China faces in four broad areas— the model of economic growth, demographic change, domestic stability, and international relations.  These challenges reflect both the successes and the limitations of reforms implemented in China over the past three decades.  We make them the focus of our conference because these challenges have also prompted many analysts (both within and outside China) to suggest that the country  now faces a range of problems that will demand the attention of the new generation of leaders taking up their top posts in Beijing during 2012-2013.  As such, our conference will address issues of fundamental importance to China’s future prospects.

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If you would like access to the conference papers, please email yuanzeng@sas.upenn.edu for the password.

 

 

Program Schedule

For each panel

Author presentations: 10-12 minutes each

Discussants comments: 15 minutes each

Open discussion, audience Q&A: 30+ minutes

 

April 25

8:30 - 8:45 Opening Remarks

8:45 - 10:30 Panel

        China's Demographic Challenges

Jane Duckett, University of Glasgow, “Poverty and Inequality”

Cai Yong, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, “China's Demographic Challenges: Gender Imbalance”

Liang Zai, University at Albany, SUNY, “Migration, Hukou and the Prospects of an Integrated Chinese Society”

Discussants: 

Deborah Davis, Yale University

Emily Hannum, University of Pennsylvania                       

10:30 -10:45 Break

11:00 - 12:45 Panel 2

Challenges for China's Growth Model

Mark Cohen, Fordham Law, “Innovation”

Yasheng Huang, MIT Sloan School of Management, “China Model and Inequality”

Barry Naughton, University of California, San Diego, “Rebalancing”

Discussants:

Bert Keidel, Georgetown  University

Marshall Meyer, University of Pennsylvania

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1:45- 3:45 Panel 3

         Challenges to Domestic Stability

Daniela Stockmann, Leiden University, “Challenges to Regime Stability: Media”

Benjamin Liebman, Columbia University Law, “China's Law and Stability Paradox"

Melanie Manion, University of Wisconsin, Madison, “The Challenge of Corruption”

Discussants:

Carl Minzner, Fordham Law

Yuhua Wang, University of Pennsylvania

Guobin Yang, University of Pennsylvania

April 26

9:00-10:45  Panel 4

           International Challenges

Andrew Erickson, U.S. Naval War College, “China's Military Modernization”

Taylor Fravel, MIT, “Things Fall Apart: The Challenge of Maritime Disputes to China's Regional Foreign Policy"

Robert Sutter, George Washington University, “China's Challenges: Volatility in US-China Relations”

Discussants: 

Michael Swaine, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Michael Horowitz, University of Pennsylvania

11:00-12:15  Wrap up discussion

 

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