CSCC 10th Anniversary & Postdoc Reunion Symposium

Jun 3, 2022 - Jun 4, 2022 at - CSCC Conference Room, 133 S. 36th St, Suite 416, Philadelphia

June 3, 9:15 -10:15 AM

Opening Remarks

Haohan Chen, University of Hong Kong

Listen to the Party! Understanding Emotional Propaganda in Authoritarian China with An Audio-As…


More Bottoms than Tops? Transmediated Sexual Roles and Masculinity Assemblage in Chinese Gay Communities

Benson Zhou, CSCC Postdoctoral Fellow
- CSCC Conference Room, 133 S. 36th St, Room 418

This talk addresses the production, circulation, and implications of the discourse “there are more 0s (bottoms) than 1s (tops)” in gay communities. It explores why many Chinese gay men perceive it as a “sexual truth…


The Party Leads All: The Evolving Role of the Chinese Communist Party

Examining the past, current, and potential future roles of the Communist Party in governing China

Apr 28, 2022 - Apr 29, 2022 at - Perelman Rm.101, 133 S. 36th St, Philadelphia

This book launch conference will be held on-site, but with a Zoom option.

To participate by Zoom, please register to receive a Zoom link:


China and the World after COVID and Ukraine

2022 CSCC Annual Public Lecture
Anla Cheng, SupChina CEO & Founder; Jeremy Goldkorn, SupChina editor-in-chief and Sinica Podcast co-founder.
- Lower Level Auditorium, Perelman Center for Political Science & Economics, 133 South 36th St.

The divide between Beijing and Washington is only growing: After several years of growing tensions with the U.S. and other Western countries, China is sticking to its COVID-zero policies, and is remaining steadfast…


When Autocrats Clean House: Xi Jinping’s Anti-Corruption Campaign and Its Consequences

Chris Carothers,  CSCC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
- CSCC Conference Room, 133 S. 36th St, Room 418

Corruption is rampant in many authoritarian regimes, leading to the widespread perception that autocrats have little incentive or ability to curb government wrongdoing. Yet meaningful anti-corruption efforts by…


The Cold War’s Long Shadow: Indian Foreign Policy and the Current State of Play of Indo-Pacific Geopolitics

Swagato Ganguly, Editoral Page Editor, The Times of India; CASI Spring 2022 Visiting Fellow
- A Virtual Seminar via Zoom

In partnership with the South Asia Center, Center for the Study of Contemporary China, and Perry World House


Grand Strategy or Grand Tragedy? China’s Foreign Policy in the Xi Jinping Era

Jude Blanchette, Freeman Chair in China Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies
- Virtual Talk

Jude Blanchette holds the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Previously, he was engagement director at The Conference Board’s China Center for Economics and…


Constitutionalism in Context: The Extreme Cases of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

David Law, E. James Kelly, Jr., Class of 1965 Research Professor of Law, Professor of Politics, University of Virginia; Albert Hung-yee Chen, Cheng Chan Lan Yue Professor and Chair of Constitutional Law, University of Hong Kong; Cora Chan, Associate Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong
- CSCC Conference Room, 133 S. 36th St, Room 418

China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan are often overlooked in the field of comparative constitutional law, but as the editor and authors behind Constitutionalism in Context show, they belong at the cutting edge of the field…


Can China Stop Climate Change?

China, Climate Change, and Overseas Investment

Guest Speaker: Eyck Freymann, Doctoral Student, Oxford University; author, One Belt One Road

RSVP Required; Preference for CSCC Affiliates

Dr. Scott Moore’s 2022 Spring Seminar


Performing Legality: When and Why Chinese Government Leaders Show Up in Court

Jieun Kim, CSCC Postdoctoral Fellow
- 133 S. 36th St, Room 418

Starting in 2015, Chinese government leaders have been required by law to appear in court when citizens sue their unit. Yet, little empirical research has been undertaken to explain this unique practice of “…