CSCC 3rd Annual Conference

China in a Changing World
Apr 30, 2015 - May 1, 2015 | Penn Law School Silverman 245, Levy Conference Room

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Penn China Center's third annual conference, scheduled for April 30-May 1, 2015 will have as its theme “China in a Changing World.” The conference will address various aspects of an increasingly engaged China’s role in, and its effects on, global affairs in the 21st century. Three panels and twelve papers presented by leading scholars, followed by comments from expert discussants and open Q&A.

Thursday, April 30 

8:45am Opening Remarks


Chair, Marshall Meyer, University of Pennsylvania

9:00—10:00 Paper Presentations

China in a Changing Gobal Monetary System: Rising Influence and Followership

          Gregory Chin, York University

China's Emergence in Latin American Economies: Tradition!

          Cynthia Watson, National War College

Teams of Rivals: China, the U.S., and the Race to Develop Technologies for a Sustainable Energy Future

           Ed Steinfeld, Brown University

China's Regulation of Investment Trade

            Daniel Chow, Ohio State University


10:00 -10:15 Break


10:15-11:00 Discussants

Miles Kahler, American University

Damien Ma, Paulson Institute

Minyuan Zhao, Penn (Wharton)


11:00-11:45  Open Discussion, Q&A



Chair,  Bernard Cole, National Defense University

1:15-2:15 Paper Presentations 

Asia’s Security Architecture: China and the Future of the “Old Order"

             Jonathan Pollack, The Brookings Institution

Is There Something Beyond NO?: China and Intervention in a New Era

             Allen Carlson, Cornell University

The Rise of the Chinese Navy: From Regional Naval Power to Global Naval Power?

              Robert Ross, Boston College

China’s Territorial and Maritime Disputes in the East and South China Seas: What Role for International Law?

              Jacques deLisle, University of Pennsylvania


2:15-2:30  Break


2:30-3:15  Discussants

Taylor Fravel, MIT

Phillip Saunders, National Defense University

Avery Goldstein, University of Pennsylvania

3:15-4:00  Open Discussion, Q&A

4:00-4:30  Publication planning (paper authors and discussants only)



Friday, May 1


Chair, Emily Hannum, University of Pennsylvania

9:00-10:00  Paper Presentations     

Leaders, Bureaucrats and Institutional Culture: The Struggle over Bringing Back China's Top Overseas Talent

              David Zweig, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The Geo-cultural Goals of the Confucius Institute

              Randy Kluver, Texas A&M University

The Chinese Dream Confronts the American Dream in Popular Culture: China as Producer and Consumer of Films at Home and Abroad

              Stanley Rosen, University of Southern California

China and the International Human Rights Legal Regime: Orthodoxy, Resistance and Legitimacy

              Pittman Potter, University of British Columbia


10:00-10:15  Break

10:15-11:00  Discussants

Jeff Wasserstrom, University of California, Irvine

Tom Gold, University of California, Berkeley

Guobin Yang, University of Pennsylvania


11:00-11:45 Open Discussion, Q&A