Each year, the Center organizes an academic conference focused on topics consistent with the mission to study contemporary China. These annual conferences focus on themes proposed by Penn faculty and will feature leading experts on contemporary China from institutions around the world who will present original research papers and serve as discussants. Conference papers will be revised for publication— in edited volumes, special issues of academic journals, and/or working papers issued by the Center. The CSCC’s Executive Committee will evaluate proposals for organizing each academic year’s annual conference. Penn faculty may submit proposals to email@example.com. Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis with a decision about the following year’s conference announced no later than April 30. If there is more than one outstanding proposal, or two complementary proposals, the Executive Committee could decide to fund two conferences for consecutive years. It is also possible that less expensive or smaller scale conferences in some years would permit funding more than one.
The conferences, the research that precedes them and the publications that follow them will contribute significantly to the quantity, quality and prominence of Penn-centered research on contemporary China, including especially the research agendas of Penn faculty in the field. Unless special circumstances make it impractical, attendance at the CSCC annual conferences is open to Penn faculty, staff, and students who are encouraged to participate in reading the papers and engaging the authors in the question and answer sessions that will follow the presentations. Penn graduate or advanced undergraduate students who are interested in playing a more active in the conference (e.g., as paper discussants, research assistants serving as rapporteurs, or helping to prepare conference proceedings for dissemination) should contact the CSCC at firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Speaker Series
Yao Lu, Associate Professor of Sociology, Columbia University
How does migration shape collective resistance in migrant-sending communities (rural China)? This study integrates perspectives from social movements and migration to develop a framework in which migration…
Ling Chen, Assistant Professor, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Although China is a global manufacturing titan, the "made in China" model has begun to wane. Starting in the 2000s, China shifted from attracting foreign investment to promoting domestic firms. This shift led…
Greg Distelhorst, Mitsubishi Career Development Professor in International Management, MIT
What are the stated beliefs of officials in China’s single-party regime? Can they express different views on policy, and if so, do their disagreements reflect deeper ideological orientations? We study these questions…
Rongbin Han, Assistant Professor of International Affairs, University of Georgia
Ann Harrison, Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
Judith and Marshall Meyer Lectures on China’s Economy
Jie Bai, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Edmund Malesky, Professor of Political Science, Duke University
Carl Minzner, Professor of Law, Fordham University
Cosponsored by the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy
Joanna Lewis, Associate Professor of Science, Technology and International Affairs, Georgetown University
Qin Gao, Professor of Social Policy and Social Work, Columbia University
Jimmy Carter, Former President Ira Belkin, Executive Director of the U.S.-Asia Law Institute, NYU Law
Former President Jimmy Carter will join audiences in 70 locations nationwide for a live “town hall” meeting on the U.S.-China relationship.
Some of the world’s most critical issues, including…
This one-day international seminar addresses the dynamic and evolving relationships among China's new media, civil society, public opinion, commerce, international relations and legal system. Leading scholars, journalists, and bloggers will engage in an open discussion on the impact of new media on contemporary Chinese society. Co-sponsored by Beijing University School of Journalism & Communication. No registration required, open to all.
09:00 – 9:15 Opening 开幕
Zengzhi SHI, Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Peking University
师曾志 北京大学新闻与传播学院 教授
Avery GOLDSTEIN, Professor of Political Science,…
Issues and Evidence
Leading scholars from Renmin University will address key areas vital to China’s legal development. U.S.-based experts in these areas and U.S.-based scholars of Chinese law will offer commentary from comparative and cross-disciplinary perspectives.
9:15-10:00 Welcome, Opening Remarks and Introduction to …
Legalizing the Tools of Repression or Safeguarding Human Rights?
Criminal law and procedure reform is a highly sensitive issue since it implicates judicial justice and protection of human rights. China revised its Criminal Procedure Law in 2012 and it was viewed a significant step…
New Media, The Internet, and a Changing China
This two-day international conference addresses the dynamic and evolving relationships among China's new media, civil society, public opinion, commerce, international relations and legal system. Twelve leading scholars present in four panels, followed by comments from expert discussants and open Q&A. No registration required, open to all.
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Top Chinese and American scholars and rights activists discuss the accomplishments, challenges and potential ways forward for the rights protection (weiquan) movement in China.
“China’s Challenges: The Road Ahead”
Four panels, papers presented by twelve leading scholars followed by comments from expert discussants and open Q&A
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…
Transnational Deal Making in an Evolving Regulatory Environment: The Function and Future of Antitrust and National Security Reviews
In light of the regulatory issues raised by the ongoing Softbank/Sprint deal, and the recent Ralls dispute and CNOOC/Nexen mergers, the symposium will address antitrust and national security reviews in…
Web Broadcast Available 8pm at http://www.ncuscr.org/cth
Gary Locke, U.S. Ambassador to China (live webcast) 8pm
On Campus Event Cancelled. Web Broadcast Still Available 8pm at http://www.ncuscr.org/cth
U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke will join audiences in 60 cities…
Featuring presentations by an outstanding and diverse group of Chinese administrative law scholars, specially invited to visit the United States by the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice, and with commentary from distinguished U.S. scholars of administrative law and Chinese law, this symposium will take stock of the development of Chinese administrative law over the past thirty years, and explore possibilities for reform today. CLE Credit Available
This is a particularly dynamic moment for Chinese administrative law. The long-term reformist effort to secure passage of a comprehensive administrative procedure law – a law, roughly akin to the…