2018

Contesting Cyberspace in China: Online Expression and Authoritarian Resilience

Rongbin Han, Assistant Professor of International Affairs, University of Georgia
CSCC Conference Room, Perelman 418, 133 S. 36th St.

The talk will be focusing on the struggles over online expression in China in order to answering the following question: Why has the rise of Internet thus far failed to disrupt the Chinese party-state, as many have…



2018

China and the 'Responsibility to Protect' in International Law

Professor James Li, Tsinghua University Law School
- CSCC Conference Room, Perelman 418, 133 S. 36th St.

Professor Li Zhaojie (James Li) received his LL.B. from Peking University, both his LL.M. and Master in Information and Library Studies from the University of California at Berkeley, and his S.J.D.…



2018

Subnational Hydropolitics: Conflict, Cooperation, and Institution-Building in Shared River Basins

Scott Moore, Ph.D., Director, Penn Global China Program, University of Pennsylvania
CSCC Conference Room, Perelman 418, 133 S. 36th St.

Scott Moore offers the first book-length treatment of the distinctive problem of subnational…



2018

Preservation and Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Modern China

Dr. Guolong Lai, University of Floria & Getty Research Institute
- Penn Museum, Widener Hall

Center for Ancient Studies 2018-2019 Lunchtime Seminar Series "The Usage of Antiquity in Modern Times" 



2018

Spiritual Ecologies: Sustainability and Transcendence in Contemporary Asia

ICEA Colloquium
Prasenjit Duara, Oscar Tang Chair of East Asian Studies, Duke University
- CSCC Conference Room, Perelman 418, 133 S. 36th St.

The crisis of global modernity has been produced by human overreach that was founded upon a paradigm of national modernization. Today, three global changes: the rise of non-western powers, the crisis of environmental…



2018

2018 China and International Relations Graduate Research Workshop

- 133 South 36th St, Suite 416 | Philadelphia, PA

This workshop brings together advanced graduate students from around the country conducting research on China and international relations. The objective is to create a forum of mutual exchange for developing cutting…



2018

The Political Beliefs of Chinese Officials

Greg Distelhorst, Mitsubishi Career Development Professor in International Management, MIT
Perelman Center for Political Science & Economics, Rm 100, 133 S. 36th St.

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…



2018

Manipulating Globalization: The Influence of Bureaucrats on Business in China

Ling Chen, Assistant Professor, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Perelman Center for Political Science & Economics, Rm 100, 133 S. 36th St.

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…



2018

(CANCELLED) Migration, Social Institutions, and Popular Resistance in Rural China

Yao Lu, Associate Professor of Sociology, Columbia University
CSCC Conference Room, Perelman 418, 133 S. 36th St.

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…



2018

2018 CHINA Town Hall

U.S.-China Relations: Can We Avoid Calamity?
The Honorable Condoleezza Rice, 66th U.S. Secretary of State and Former National Security Advisor; Douglas Spelman, Senior Advisor, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
- Rm 200, Perelman Center for Political Science & Economics, 133 36th St, Philadelphia PA

Join communities across the United States in a national conversation on China. Featuring an interactive national webcast at 6pm with former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor…



2018

Barriers to Entry and Regional Economic Growth in China

Judith and Marshall Meyer Lectures on China’s Economy
Loren Brandt, Professor of Economics, University of Toronto
Perelman Center for Political Science & Economics, Rm 100, 133 S. 36th St.

The non-state manufacturing sector has been the engine of China's economic transformation. Up through the mid-1990s, the sector exhibited large regional differences; subsequently we observe rapid convergence in…



2018

Humans vs. Robots:

(Re)Valuating the Worth of Work in the Age of Automation
Ya-Wen Lei, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
Perelman Center for Political Science & Economics, Rm 100, 133 S. 36th St.

This study addresses how business actors construct the worth of work in their effort to replace human workers with robots. Whereas existing literature takes for granted the valuation of unskilled manual work, I frame…



2018

Is China an Exception to the Commercial Peace? Trade Interdependence and Chinese Uses of Military Force

Jack Zhang, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance, Princeton University
CSCC Conference Room, Perelman 418, 133 S. 36th St.

Contrary to commercial peace theories, which predicted that economic engagement would make possible China's peaceful rise, China seems to be engaging in more militarized disputes with its neighbors and trade partners…



2018

Moving the Masses and the Officials’ Resistance in China

Yanhua Deng, Professor of Sociology, Nanjing University
CSCC Conference Room, Perelman 418, 133 S. 36th St.

This talk examines an episode of resistance initiated by Chinese officials against their higher-level government by way of mobilizing the masses. In 2005, Huangshi municipal government in Hubei province…



2018

China and the Environment: Challenges at Home and Agendas Abroad

FPRI Panel Discussion
FPRI Library, 1528 Walnut Street, Ste. 610, Philadelphia, PA, 19102

Terry Cooke, Founder and Executive Director, China Partnership of Greater Philadelphia, and Senior Fellow, FPRI; author of Sustaining U.S.-China Cooperation in Clean Energy.



2018

Reform and Opening: 40 years and Counting

CSCC 6th Annual Conference

Apr 26, 2018 - Apr 27, 2018 Silverman 147, Penn Law School

Penn China Center's sixth annual conference, scheduled for April 26-27, 2018 will have as its theme “Reform and Opening: 40 years and Counting.” The conference will address China’s 40 years of reform and opening to…



2018

Recent Trends in Media and Communication in China

Chen Hong, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Communication, East China Normal University, Visiting scholar at the Annenberg School for Communication;Zhang Junfang, Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Shanghai International Studies University, Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Annenberg School;Fang Hui, Ph.D. candidate, School of Journalism and Communication, Renmin University of China, Visiting scholar at the Annenberg School;Zhou Ying, Ph.D. candidate, College of Media and International Culture, Zhejiang University, Visiting scholar at the Annenberg School
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345



2018

Politics and Policy of East Asia’s Economic Future

A Foreign Policy Research Institute and Woodrow Wilson Center Symposium
Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the most recent, and a highly ambitious, step along a familiar road of international economic liberalization and integration through multilateral trade-plus pacts.  It promised…



2018

The Political Logic of Land Reform in Post-Mao China

Richard Zeng, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Political Science
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Why do politicians create institutions that threaten to eliminate their own rent-seeking opportunities? This question is puzzling in a wide range of contexts, where citizens cannot hold policymakers accountable or…



2018

In Pursuit of Monetary Sovereignty: China’s Financial Overhaul in the Global Realm

Mianzhi Francis Cao, Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Law, Frankfurt Goethe University, Visiting Scholar, Penn Law  
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

In an age when China openly declares global ambitions, what is the legal contemplation behind China’s financial overhaul



2018

The Art of Political Repression in China

Dan Mattingly, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Yale University
Stiteler Hall B21

This talk examines several remarkable, far-reaching efforts undertaken by the Chinese Communist Party to reshape Chinese society: state-led development projects that have displaced millions; the One Child Policy,…



2018

The State of Rights Protection Lawyers in China

Teng Biao
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Human rights lawyering in China played  an important role in the human rights movement since 2003, but it is facing harsh crackdown since Xi Jinping took power. The rising of human rights lawyering reflected the…



2018

A “Race to the Bottom” or Variegated Labor Regimes? Capital Mobility and Labor Politics in China’s Electronics Industry

Issues in Contemporary East Asia Colloquium Series
Lu Zhang, Associate Professor of Sociology and Global Studies, Temple University
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

A key debate over globalization concerns capital mobility, labor rights, and development prospects. A popular theme in the literature is that the hyper-mobility of capital from high-wage to low-wage areas in…



2018

China's Rise, International Relations Theory, and Security in a Maritime World

Brian Chao, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania; Hyun-Binn Cho, Pre-doctoral fellow, Institute for Security and Conflict Studies, George Washington University, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania.
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

The rise of China is shifting the geopolitical focus of international relations to the Indo-Asia-Pacific—a predominantly maritime region. Challenges to security in the maritime domain, however, differ in…



2018

End of China's One-Child Policy

Feinian Chen,Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland; Yong Cai, Associate Professor of Sociology, UNC Chapel Hill; Feng Wang, Professor of Sociology, UC Irvine
Stiteler Hall B21

In October 2015, China announced the plans to abolish the one-child policy which had restricted the majority of Chinese families to only one child for the last 35 years. All Chinese couples are now allowed to have…



2018

Hollywood Made in China

Aynne Kokas, Assistant Professor of Media Studies, University of Virginia
3901 Walnut Street | 6th Floor

China’s entry into the World Trade Organization in 2001 ignited a race to capture new global media audiences. Hollywood moguls began courting Chinese investors to create entertainment on an international scale—from…



2018

2018 Penn Symposium on Contemporary China

https://www.pennchina.org/
Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104



2018

Taiwan’s Politics at the Mid-point of Tsai Ing-wen’s First Term

Shelley Rigger, Brown Professor of East Asian Politics, Davidson College
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Shelley Rigger is the author of Why Taiwan Matters: Small Island, Global Powerhouse (Rowman and Littlefield, 2011) as well as two books on Taiwan's domestic politics,



2018

Productive Force, Property Rights, and Land Law in China

Susan H. Whiting, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Washington
Stiteler Hall B26

A prominent hypothesis in the political economy of development holds that secure property rights are a prerequisite for economic growth. This claim presents a puzzle in the Chinese case, where growth has been…



2018

Mobilizing Without the Masses in China

Issues in Contemporary East Asia colloquium series
Diana Fu, Assistant Professor of Asian Politics, University of Toronto
Stiteler Hall Room B26

When advocacy organizations are forbidden from rallying people to take to the streets, what do they do? When activists are detained for coordinating protests, are their hands ultimately tied? Based on political…



2018

How the Chinese Communist Party Has Struggled with Managing Public Opinion and the Administration of Criminal Justice in the Internet Age

Ira Belkin, Executive Director, U.S.-Asia Law Institute
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

It is common in the United States and other societies for the public to focus on how justice should be served in individual cases and, occasionally, even to take to the streets to demand or protest a particular…



2018

Strait and Narrower?: Beijing’s Flight Paths, Taiwan’s International Space, and Regional Security

Jacques deLisle, Scott Kastner, Wojtek Wolfe, Thomas J. Shattuck
Foreign Policy Research Institute, 1528 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA, US, 19102

Last month, China adopted new civilian aircraft flight paths over the Taiwan Strait, near Taiwan-controlled islands, without consulting Taiwan’s government.  Several months earlier, Beijing began dispatching…



2018

The Legacy of Beijing’s Sunshine Policy with Chinese Characteristics: What are the Implications for the U.S. Policy towards North Korea?

Dr. John Park, Director, Korea Working Group, Harvard Kennedy School
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

The complex relationship between Beijing and Pyongyang remains largely under-examined. In the first part, this talk will explore how the Communist Party of China has been trying to rebuild its relationship with the…



2018

China in Latin America: Origins, Strategy, and Geopolitical Implications

Iacob Koch-Weser, China Trade Enforcement Analyst, Office of the US Trade Representative; Margaret Myers, Director, Latin America & the World Program, Inter-American Dialogue
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Over the past decade, China’s influence in Latin America has increased significantly.  While the nature and scope of its growing political and economic clout varies considerably across the region, there…



2018

Commemorating the Life of Professor Luo Haocai

CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Professor Luo Haocai, who passed away in Beijing on the morning of February 12th, was one of the most significant and consequential figures in the development of modern Chinese law, especially in the field of…



2018

A Revisionist Stakeholder: China and the Post-WWII World Order

Suisheng (Sam) Zhao, Professor of International Studies, University of Denver
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Taking advantage of President Trump’s isolationism, President Xi Jinping has vowed to provide “China solution” to the globalization, raising the question if China is to undermine or replace the US-led world order. I…



2018

Anti-Discrimination Law and Social Activism in China: Gender in Employment and Other Issues

Xiaonan Liu, Professor of Law, Institute for Human Rights, China University of Political Science and Law; Yizhi Huang, Attorney, Beijing Yirenping Center
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

China’s laws and international treaties that China has joined prohibit or limit discrimination in employment on the basis of gender, ethnicity, disability, rural residency, or having an infectious disease.  Victims…



2018

The Political Mobility of China's Central State-owned Enterprise Leaders

Wendy Leutert, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Contemporary China
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

CSCC Post-doctoral Fellow Wendy Leutert will present her research and original data on the political mobility of China's central state-owned enterprise leaders. Under the Hu Jintao administration, these leaders…



2018

Establishing the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: A Lawyer's View

Natalie Lichtenstein, Inaugural General Counsel, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) opened for business in 2016, as a $100 billion multilateral development bank that finances public and private infrastructure projects for Asia.  AIIB’s…



2017

Rotating to the Top: How Elites and Commoners Rise in the Chinese Communist Party

Yiqing Xu, Assistant Professor of Political Science, UCSD
Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall

This research investigates the career trajectory patterns of Central Committee members of the Chinese Communist Party in the reform era, including descendants of prominent party senior officials (elites) and those…



2017

The 19th CCP Congress and Elite Politics

Policy Roundtable
Andrew Nathan, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University;  Joseph Fewsmith III, Professor of Political Science, Boston University; Damien Ma, Fellow and Associate Director, Paulson Institute.
Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall

In October 2017, the Chinese Communist Party held its 19th Congress. The Congress named Xi Jinping to the Party’s top post for a second 5-year term, selected a Politburo and a seven-member Politburo Standing…



2017

China’s FDI in the United States

Judith and Marshall Meyer Lectures on China’s Economy
Daniel Rosen, Founding Partner, Rhodium Group
Stiteler Hall B26

Daniel H. Rosen is a founding partner of RHG and leads the firm’s work on China. Mr. Rosen has more than two decades of experience analyzing China’s economy, corporate sector and US-China economic and commercial…



2017

China’s Economy, Its Currency, and the State of the U.S.-China Economic Relationship

Eswar Prasad, Nandlal P. Tolani Senior Professor of Economics and Trade Policy, Cornell University.
Annenberg Hall 110

China’s economy is now the second largest in the world and its currency, the renminbi, has been elevated to the status of an elite official reserve currency. But China is facing slower growth, rising debt levels, and…



2017

2017 China and International Relations Graduate Research Workshop

Organizers: Brian Chao and Scott Wingo
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

This workshop brings together advanced graduate students from around the country conducting research on China and international relations. The objective is to create a forum of mutual exchange for developing…



2017

Clean Air at What Cost? The Rise of “Blunt Force” Pollution Regulation in China

Denise van der Kamp, CSCC Postdoctoral Fellow
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Amidst rising discontent over pollution, the Chinese state faces a dilemma: In the absence of strong regulatory institutions, how can they enforce environmental policies that threaten local industrial interests? In…



2017

China's Economy: Fiscal Stimulus, Innovation and Productivity

Judith and Marshall Meyer Lectures on China’s Economy
Chang-Tai Hsieh, Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics, University of Chicago
Stiteler Hall B26



2017

What Explains Corporate Governance Regimes in China? The Same Old American Law and Economics Theories

Yun-Chien Chang, Professor of Law, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
CSCC conference room, Fisher-Bennett 345

The corporate literature has examined what factors affect corporate governance regimes and the effect of the choice of such regimes in the U.S. and other developed economies. Very few empirical works have been done…



2017

Rethinking the impact of US-China Trade on US Employment: A Value-Chain Perspective

Judith and Marshall Meyer Lectures on China’s Economy
Shang-Jin Wei, N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy, Columbia University
Stiteler Hall B26

Political rhetoric and recent research have emphasized the effect of US-China trade on displacement of US manufacturing jobs. However, the United States imports intermediate inputs from China, helping downstream US…



2017

Penn China Education Summit:

Educational Reform and Innovation in Globalized Era
Main Hall, Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce St

https://pennchinaeducactionsummit.com/

Globalization and Technological Innovation have been transforming the world dramatically. During the past three…



2017

Art Test Fever: Art School and Evaluation Regimes in China

Lily Chumley, Assistant Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, New York University
CSCC conference room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Over the course of the 1990s and early 2000s, the Chinese art and design secondary education system expanded dramatically, along with the private test-prep schools that prepared students for standardized examinations…



2017

It Takes Two to Tango: Autocratic Underbalancing, Regime Legitimacy, and China’s Responses to India’s Rise

Oriana Skylar Mastro, Assistant Professor of Security Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Stiteler Hall B26

Why has China yet to respond strongly to improving and expanding Indian military capabilities, in particular along the disputed border? This article posits a new mechanism that discourages appropriate balancing…



2017

Access to Elite Education, Wage Premium and Social Mobility: The Truth and Illusion of China's College Entrance Exam

Ruixue Jia, Assistant Professor of Economics, UC San Diego
CSCC conference room, Fisher-Bennett 345

This study examines the returns to elite education and the implications of elite education on mobility, exploiting an open elite education recruitment system – China’s College Entrance Exam. We conduct annual…



2017

Challenges to Children’s Welfare in Contemporary China

Center for the Study of Contemporary China 5th Annual Conference

Apr 25, 2017 - Apr 26, 2017 Silverman 245, Levy Conference Room, Penn Law School

The 2017 annual conference brings together experts from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to share their views on challenges to children’s welfare in contemporary China. Topics include poverty, nutrition and…



2017

China's Economic Statecraft in Asia and Europe

James Reilly, Associate Professor of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Never in world history has one government had so much control over so much wealth.Tempted by their broad authority over China’s massive economy, Chinese leaders deploy economic resources in attempts to influence…



2017

Does Centralized Judicial Control Mitigate Local Protectionism in China?

Empirical Study of China Supreme People’s Court’s Decisions on Non-enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (1995-2015)
Shen Wei, Dean & Professor of Law, Shandong University Law School
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

To fight against local protectionism in court enforcement proceedings, China’s Supreme People’s Court issued a notice requiring intermediate courts have to receive the Supreme People’s Court’s approval before…



2017

Who Governs Multiethnic China?

Sara Newland, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Villanova University
CSCC conference room, Fisher-Bennett 345

While China’s provincial-level minority autonomous regions—and in particular Tibet and Xinjiang—receive substantial media attention, the sensitivity of ethnic politics in China makes these regions difficult to study…



2017

Observations on China’s Judicial Reforms

Xixin Wang, Professor of Law, Peking University Law School
CSCC conference room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Xixin Wang, Vice dean and Professor of Peking University Law School, was appointed as an Associate Chief Judge of Administrative Division of Supreme People's Court of China by NPC's Standing Committee in April 2015.…



2017

Covering China: The People and the Power

Edward Wong, Beijing Bureau Chief, The New York Times
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Edward Wong, the Beijing Bureau Chief of The New York Times, talks about his nine years of reporting on China and the challenges faced by Western news organizations in an increasingly authoritarian era.



2017

Law in Polarised Societies: Hong Kong and China

Michael Hor, Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong; Simon Young, Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong; Fu Hualing, Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong; Sun Haochen, Associate Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong
Silverman 240A, Penn Law School

Twenty years ago, Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule under an arrangement that promised “one country, two systems.”  Today, the relationship between Hong Kong and Mainland China are often contentious, and a source of…



2017

The Origins and Dynamics of Crony Capitalism in China: Insights from 260 Cases of Collusive Corruption

Minxin Pei, Professor of Government, Claremont McKenna College
Stiteler Hall B26

Corruption in the post-Tiananmen era exhibits distinct characteristics not found in the 1980s, such as astronomical sums of money looted by officials, their family members, and their cronies in the private sector,…



2017

A Conversation with the Honorable Kevin Rudd:

U.S. Policy under Xi and Trump
Featuring the Honorable Kevin Rudd, 26th Prime Minister of Australia; President, Asia Society Policy Institute. Moderated by Wharton School Dean Geoff Garrett.  
Ambani Auditorium, Room G-06, JMHH Wharton School

Presented in partnership by the Penn Wharton China Center, Perry World House, Center for the Study of Contemporary China and the Wharton China Business Society. 



2017

Networking China: The Digital Transformation of the Chinese Economy

Yu Hong, Assistant Professor of Communication & Journalism, University of Southern California
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

In recent years, China's leaders have taken decisive action to transform information, communications, and technology (ICT) into the nation’s next pillar industry. Networking China offers an overdue examination of…



2017

Material Nostalgia for the Cultural Revolution Era: The Affective Practices of Revolutionary Music in Contemporary China

Shelley Zhang, Graduate Student, Department of Music, University of Pennsylvania
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

In this project, I investigate the re-popularization of material culture and music from the Cultural Revolution in contemporary China. Specifically, I explore how my interlocutors from the Hunan province celebrated…



2017

The Rise of China and the Changing Nature of Power in the 21st Century

Adam Liff, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Indiana University
Stiteler Hall B26

This talk engages two basic questions: What makes China’s rise to “great power” status in the  21st century different from those of the past, and what does that mean for the potential for international conflict…



2017

Studying and Working in China

Francis Miller, Senior Academic Consultant, AIC Education
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Are you studying Chinese, but aren’t sure about studying abroad? Are you interested in working or interning in China, but aren’t sure how to get started? Hear Francis Miller EALC ’13 share the good, the bad, and the…



2017

Diverging Globalizations: National and Sectoral Pathways to Development in China and India

Roselyn Hsueh, Associate Professor of Political Science, Temple University
Center for the Advanced Study of India 3600 Market Street, Suite 560 (5th floor)

China and India are two large, developing countries that have globalized and undergone tremendous development in the last several decades. Yet, they have taken separate paths toward globalization. Dr. Hsueh…



2017

The Return of Ideology: The Search for Regime Identities in Post-Communist China and Russia

Cheng Chen, Associate Professor of Political Science, University at Albany, SUNY
Stiteler Hall B26

This study examines post-communist Chinese regime’s ideology-building project in comparison with that in Russia, as evidenced by their respective identity and cultural politics as well as developmental strategies. …



2017

How Far is China from the Rule of Law?

He Haibo, Professor of Law, Tsnghua University School of Law
Tanenbaum 145, Gittis Classroom, Penn Law School

He Haibo is Professor of Law at Tsinghua University School of Law.  He is currently a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School’s Program on East Asian Legal Studies.  Professor Jacques deLisle will serve as…



2017

Shocks, Skills, and Political Instability in Authoritarian Regimes: A Theoretical Analysis and Application in Maoist China

Victor Shih, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UCSD; Pengfei Zhang, School of Economics, Peking University; Mingxing Liu, Institute of Education Finance Research, Peking University
Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk

Non-democracies are seen as inherently unstable because of the high frequency of irregular and often violent leadership turnovers.  We investigate the underlying logic of stability and instability in authoritarian…



2017

From Economic to Social Media Experiments: The Tensions of Fragmented Authoritarianism

Maria Repnikova, Assistant Professor, Georgia State University; Kecheng Fang, Ph.D. candidate, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

This study examines the latest media experiment under President Xi that aims at revitalizing the Internet by creating new party-funded digital media outlets nationally. Specifically, the paper analyses the model of…



2017

China-Taiwan Relations in the Tsai Ing-wen Era

Chas Freeman, Career US Diplomat; Richard Bush, Senior Fellow, Brooking Institution; Shelley Rigger, Professor of Political Science, Davidson College; Jacques deLisle, Professor of Law, Univ. of Pennsylvania
Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk

In 2016 Tsai Ing-wen, candidate from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), was elected President of Taiwan. Following eight years under a Kuomintang (KMT) president who had actively promoted closer relations…



2017

Making Bureaucracy Work: Patronage Networks and Government Performance in China

Junyan Jiang, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Contemporary China
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

What makes a bureaucracy effective? Conventional theories of bureaucratic effectiveness draw a sharp distinction between high-performing Weberian and low-performing patrimonial administrations, yet this dichotomy…



2017

Public Debt and Private Investment in China

Yi Huang, Assistant Professor of Economics, The Graduate Institute of Geneva
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

High levels of public debt are correlated with lower economic growth across countries, but questions remain about whether this relationship is causal. Using Chinese data, this paper explores whether increasing public…



2017

Judicial Reform in China: Notes from the Field

Neysun Mahboubi, Research Scholar, Center for the Study of Contemporary China
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Just last week, the Chief Justice of China's Supreme People's Court, Zhou Qiang, drew widespread attention for denouncing Western "independence of the judiciary" in a speech to provincial judges.  Over the past two…



2017

The United States and China in a Changing World

J. Stapleton Roy, Former U.S. Ambassador and Assistant Secretary of State 
Jon Huntsman Hall, Dhirubhai Ambani Auditorium (JMHH G06)

Both the world and the United States role in it have changed profoundly over the last twenty-five years. US thinking about its global role has not kept pace with these changes. Our lack of strategic vision is…



2016

China's Foreign Policy in the Xi (and Trump) Era

Isaac Stone Fish, Senior Fellow, Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Since Donald Trump's surprise election victory, Beijing has grown increasingly assertive. If Trump ushers in a new era of American isolationism, will Beijing fill the vacuum left by the retreat of American power? …



2016

China and the South China Sea Disputes: Recent Developments and Prospects

Jacques deLisle, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania; Peter Dutton, Professor of Strategic Studies and Director of the China Maritime Studies Institute at the U.S. Naval War College; Bonnie Glaser, Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic & International Studies; Michael McDevitt, Rear Admiral, United States Navy (Ret.), Senior Fellow, Center for Naval Analyses; Taylor Fravel, Associate Professor of Political Science, MIT.  
Stiteler Hall B26, 208 S. 37th Street



2016

Two Years After the Umbrella Movement: The Evolving Crisis in Hong Kong

CEAS Issues in Contemporary East Asia Colloquium with Michael Davis
Michael C. Davis, Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong
401 Fisher-Bennett Hall

After an "umbrella movement" and a constitutional crisis that has stolen global headlines over much of the past couple years where does Hong Kong stand today? Many question are raised about the success or failure…



2016

Xi's China, Trump's America: How Much Risk for Asia?

Arthur Kroeber, Gavekal Dragonomics; Brookings-Tshinghua Center for Public Policy
Huntsman Hall JMHH G50, Wharton School of Business

In the past month the world's two biggest economies have undergone major political changes. The United States chose as its next president Donald Trump, who during his campaign pledged to wage a trade war against…



2016

The Gradients of Power: Evidence from the Chinese Housing Market

Hanming Fang, Class of 1965 Term Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania    
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Using a large, unique dataset on the Chinese housing market, we propose to measure corruption using the price differences paid by bureaucrat buyers and non-bureaucrat buyers in the housing market. We find that the…



2016

U.S.-China Relations: View from the Administration

Susan Thornton Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, US Department of State
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

This lecture will speak on the current administrations view of China’s rise, some of the opportunities and challenges, and a discussion of current policy.

Susan Thornton assumed responsibility as Principal…



2016

China’s Perception of World Order

James Zhaojie Li, Tsinghua University Law School
Silverman Hall Room 270, Penn Law School

Lunch provided, co-sponsored by Penn Law School International Programs



2016

2016 China and International Relations Graduate Research Workshop

Organizers: Chris Liu and Will Piekos
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

This workshop brings together advanced graduate students from around the country conducting research on China and international relations. The objective is to create a forum of mutual exchange for developing cutting…



2016

Voices without Votes: the Policy Consequences of Online Participation in China

Junyan Jiang, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Contemporary China
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345



2016

Netizens, Nationalism, and the New Media

Jackson Woods, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Contemporary China
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

This research examines the relationship between online public opinion and state propaganda concerning foreign policy issues in China. Can the public challenge the Chinese state on foreign policy issues under the…



2016

China’s Green Development and the Rule of Law

Alex Wang, Assistant Professor of Law , UCLA
Stiteler Hall B26, 208 S. 37th Street

For many years, environmental protection seemed a mere afterthought in China. As its economy exploded, China’s skies darkened and the rivers ran black. By just about any measure, China had become quite simply the…



2016

Information for Autocrats: Representation in Chinese Local Congresses

Melanie Manion,Vor Broker Family Professor of Political Science, Duke University
Stiteler Hall B26, 208 S. 37th Street

Drawing on qualitative fieldwork and data analysis of original probability surveys of 5,130 local congressmen and women and their constituents, Melanie Manion shows how and why the priorities and problems of ordinary…



2016

CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections

Discussion via Webcast with Henry Kissinger, Former Secretary of State
Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk

China’s rapid emergence as a global player and potential partner on many U.S. policy priorities has ensured that the Sino-American relationship will have a direct impact on the lives of nearly everyone in both…



2016

Making Bureaucracy Work: Patronage Networks and Administrative Performance in China

Junyan Jiang, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Contemporary China
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

The conventional wisdom about bureaucratic effectiveness draws a sharp distinction between the high-performing Weberian bureaucracy and the low-performing patrimonial type. This dichotomous view, however, fails to…



2016

CSCC 4th Annual Conference

The U.S., China, and International Law

Oct 6, 2016 - Oct 7, 2016 Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk

Click here for conference papers (password required).

China’s growing power and deepening engagement in the international system are among…



2016

(Self-)Disciplining the Corporation: FCPA Practice, Compliance, and Global Anti-Corruption Regimes in China

Matt Erie, Associate Professor of Modern Chinese Studies, University of Oxford
ANNS 111, Annenberg School for Communication

An expansive literature examines the question of norm diffusion and legal transplantation, particularly in regards to democracy, transparency, and human rights, in the developing world, and, especially, China. To the…



2016

The Revolutionary Ethic and the Spirit of Factionalism in the Chinese Cultural Revolution

Guobin Yang,  Associate Professor of Sociology and Communication, University of Pennsylvania
McNeil Building 103

From 1966 to 1968, students and workers in urban China were embroiled in deadly factional battles in what many of them believed to be a revolution of a lifetime – the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. In the…



2016

Whither Reform in China?: An Insider's Perspective

Jingzhou Tao, Managing Partner, Dechert LLP
ANNS 111, Annenberg School for Communication

Jingzhou Tao is the Managing Partner responsible for developing the Asia Practice of Dechert LLP. He has advised many Fortune 500 companies on…



2016

China's national identity discourse and foreign policy

Yinan He, Department of International Relations, Associate Professor, Lehigh University   
ANNS 111, Annenberg School for Communication, 3620 Walnut Street



2016

The Presence of the Past in a Fast-Changing China

Jeff Wasserstrom, Chancellor's Professor of History, UC Irvine
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

This talk will draw on material from the author's new edited volume, The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China,…



2016

China's Long Quest for Democracy: A Historical Institutional Perspective

Dr. Lin Gang, Professor of Political Science, Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s School of International and Public Affairs
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Dr. Lin Gang discusses his new book China's Long Quest for Democracy: A Historical Institutional Perspective. Conceptualizing China as a country…



2016

Looking at State-Society Relations in China through the Lens of Homeowners’ Association Movements

Lei CHEN, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, City University of Hong Kong School of Law
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

The past two decades have witnessed increased levels of private homeownership and domestic protest in China, despite a growing economy and rising living standards. While the literature on resistance has…



2016

What happens in the wombs under the dome? Air pollution in China and fetal development and birth outcomes

Dr. Zhao Qingguo, Guangdong Women and Children Hospital and Guangzhou Medical University
McNeil Building 103

Qingguo Zhao is the Vice President of Guangdong Women and Children Hospital, in Guangdong Province, South China, and Professor in Guangzhou Medical University. His general research interest is in women's and children…



2016

Anti-Corruption Reforms and Shareholder Valuations: Event Study Evidence from China

Bernie Yeung,  Stephen Raidy Distinguished Professor of Finance and Strategic Management, National University of Singapore Business School  
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Chinese share prices rose sharply on the Politburo’s Dec. 4th 2012 announcement of its Eight-point Regulation, an uncharacteristically detailed and concrete Party policy, initiating an extensive anti-corruption…



2016

Cyber HIV/AIDS Civil Space and the Role of 'Tongzhi' Grass-root Organizations in China

Prof. CAO Jin,  Fudan University School of Journalism,  Fulbright scholar at Harvard-Yenching Institute
Annenberg School Room 300

This talk will focus on the production of queer cyberspace and the “Tongzhi” grassroots organizations which started to emerge at the beginning of twenty-first century as an alternative form of social…



2016

Is China trying to push the U.S. out of East Asia?

Wang Dong, Associate Professor of International Relations, Peking University
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Is China trying to push the United States out of East Asia and build a China-dominated regional order? The answer to this question will to a great extent determine whether or not the future trajectory of the…



2016

Chinese Citizen or Global Citizen?

Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism among Chinese Students Enrolled in a Canadian Curriculum High School in Beijing
Natalie Young, Ph.D student, Department of Sociology
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Although most social scientists recognize that the nation-state continues to regulate the beliefs, actions, and behaviors of its citizens, others suggest that increased transnational mobility and cross-cultural…



2016

China Outbound Business: Opportunities and Challenges

Dr. Wang Huiyao, Founder and President, Center for China & Globalization
John M. Huntsman Hall F90, 3730 Walnut St

With China’s newly launched "One Belt and one Road" strategic policy approach and the upcoming 13th Five-Year Planning period, the globalization of Chinese enterprises will have rapid growth. What types of…



2016

Bending the Arc of Chinese History: The Cultural Revolution’s Unexpected Legacy

Andrew Walder, Denise O'Leary and Kent Thiry Professor, Stanford University; Guobin Yang, Associate Professor of Sociology and Communication, University of Pennsylvania
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

In the decades since its end, the Cultural Revolution has never been forgotten in China. But it is remembered selectively, and what is remembered depends on who does the remembering and when and is highly contested.…



2016

Atomized Incorporation: State-Labor Relations in Contemporary China

Sungmin Rho, CSCC postdoctoral fellow
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

 

The Chinese regime has experienced an increasing number of labor protests that involve migrant workers since the mid-2000s. This talk addresses why the Chinese regime has growingly become tolerant of the…



2016

U.S., China, and East Asian Regionalism: Is the Pacific Wide Enough?

Shiping Tang, Professor at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
ANNS 111, Annenberg School for Communication

A gap within the existing literature on regionalism is that it has yet to bring together intra- and inter- regional bargaining. By this, we mean that regional initiatives operate in the shadow of extra-regional…



2016

The Power of the Power: Censorship in Mainland China and Hong Kong

Rose Luqiu Luwei (闾丘露薇), Journalist & Former Executive News Editor, Phoenix TV
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

The Chinese government is constantly releasing new regulations to censor media content. In Mainland China, the Party strengthens its control on media agenda-setting and makes sure that the media remembers its…



2016

What Direction for Legal Reform under Xi Jinping?

Carl F. Minzner, Professor of Law, Fordham University Law School;  Neysun A. Mahboubi, Research Scholar, Center for the Study of Contemporary China, and Lecturer-in-Law, University of Pennsylvania; Moderated by: Jacques deLisle, Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania    
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

After the “turn against law” that many perceived under the administration of Hu Jintao, the Chinese Party-state under Xi Jinping has appeared to place a new emphasis on formal law and legal institutions, to address…



2016

The South China Sea Dispute in the Philippines v. PRC Arbitration: Taiwan’s Concern and Response

Yann-Huei Song, Academia Sinica
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

The arbitration tribunal in the Philippines vs. PRC dispute over the South China Sea is likely to issue its final award later this year. The issues before the tribunal include China’s claim to historic rights, the 9…



2016

Chicken Soup for the Soul, Prepared by the Communist Party: How China’s Propaganda Machine Adapts to Social Media

Kecheng Fang, Ph.D. Student, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

With China’s press commercialization started from the late 1970s, the influence of Communist Party mouthpieces had been diminishing. During recent years, however, we see the resurgence of Party media on social media…



2016

Recent Developments in Chinese Administrative Procedure Reform

Neysun Mahboubi, Research Scholar, Center for the Study of Contemporary China, and Lecturer-in-Law, University of Pennsylvania; Gwennan Manseau, Senior Counsel on China issues, Office of the Chief Counsel for International Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce 
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Under the rubric of yifa xingzheng ("administering the country according to law"), efforts towards greater regularization and accountability of administrative decisionmaking in China have appeared to gain …



2016

The Future of 'Rights Defense' Lawyering in China

Dr. Teng Biao, Visiting Fellow, US-Asia Law Institute, NYU Law School; Co-founder, The Open Constitution Initiative
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Over the past 15 years, there has emerged in China a community of self-identified "rights defense" (weiquan) lawyers, akin to "cause lawyers" in the United States, who select cases and frame legal advocacy…



2016

Chinese Legal Reform after the CCP's Fourth Plenum

Wang Zhenmin, Professor and former Dean, Tsinghua University Law School
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

More than a year ago, the Fourth Plenum of the Chinese Communist Party’s 18th Central Committee signaled unprecedented emphasis on “the rule of law” and issued key policy documents to support legal…



2016

Reporting from China

Open to All. No registration required
David Barboza, Shanghai Bureau Chief. The New York Times
Jon Huntsman Hall, Dhirubhai Ambani Auditorium (JMHH G06)

Pulitzer Prize winner David Barboza will share his insights and experiences over the past decade reporting from China.

More on David Barboza:…



2016

China's Authoritarian Legality

Mary Gallagher, Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of the Kenneth G. Lieberthal and Richard H. Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Over the past decade the Chinese government has passed some of the most protective labor and employment laws in the world and begun a massive urbanization scheme allowing rural migrant workers to gain urban residency…



2016

Income and Wealth Inequality in China

Yu Xie, Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Sociology and PIIRS, Princeton University
Annenberg 111

In this presentation, Professor Xie reviews results from his research program on income and wealth inequality in contemporary China, drawing on newly available survey data collected by several Chinese university…



2016

Post-socialist urban marriages: (Re)verticalization of family loyalties in urban Shanghai

Deborah Davis, Professor of Sociology, Yale University
103 McNeil Building

 

Reading: Davis, Deborah S. (2014). "…



2015

Renminbi internationalization—and regulation—and what it means for Western financial markets

Chris Brummer,  Professor and Director, Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown University
Silverman Hall 240A, Penn Law School

Chris Brummer is a visiting professor at Penn Law this semester where he teaches a course on international financial regulation.  He is also the Director of the Institute of International Economic…



2015

Rural-urban Migration and the Cognitive and Emotional Development of Middle Schoolers in China

Lingxin Hao, Professor of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University
ANNS 111, Annenberg School for Communication

China’s unprecedented rural-urban migration adds profound complications to the entrenched rural-urban spatial inequality in the cognitive and emotional development of middle schoolers.…



2015

Are the Masses Critical?

Influence of Online Public Comments on Legislation in China
Shuhao FanCandidate for B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and French Studies    University of Pennsylvania | Class of 2016
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Without free elections and meaningful voting, China’s authoritarian legislature has traditionally been viewed as irresponsive to its citizens. Surprisingly, the recently emerged online public comment procedure,…



2015

2015 China and International Relations Graduate Research Workshop

Organizer: Hyun-Binn Cho, Ph.D Candidate, Political Science Department, University of Pennsylvania; Co-Organizers: Brian C. Chao and Chris Liu
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

This workshop brings together advanced graduate students from around the country conducting research on China and international relations. The objective is to create a forum of mutual exchange for developing…



2015

Are Only Children More Depressed?: Evidence from China’s One Child Policy

Albert Park, Professor of Economics, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

This paper examines the causal effect of growing up as an only child on subjective well-being outcomes, with the latter measured by elevated depressive symptoms and self-rated happiness. Considering the endogeneity…



2015

The China Challenge: Shaping The Choices of A Rising Power

Thomas Christensen, William P. Boswell Professor of World Politics of Peace and War, Princeton University
ANNS 111, Annenberg School for Communication

Many see China as a rival superpower to the United States and imagine…



2015

Critical Journalists and the State in China: The Case of Guarded Improvisation

Maria Repnikova, Postdoctoral Fellow, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

This talk introduces the key findings from Dr. Repnikova’s book project on the relations between China’s critical journalists and the party-state in the past decade. It explains how critical journalists who…



2015

Social Welfare under Authoritarianism: The Politics and Policy of Social Health Insurance in China

Xian Huang, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Contemporary China
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Contrary to the received wisdom that the welfare state is a feature associated with democracies, social welfare in China has undergone a dramatic expansion over the past decade without democratization or significant…



2015

Seeking Truth from Facts: Data-driven Environmental Policy in China

Angel Hsu, Assistant Professor, Yale-NUS College and Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
ANNS 111, Annenberg School for Communication

When China’s environmental policy is discussed, scholars frequently point to an “implementation gap” between national environmental policy creation and execution at the local level. In particular, scholars of Western…



2015

Comparative Approaches to Regulation in India and China Conferenc

Oct 23, 2015 - Oct 24, 2015 Silverman 245A

Leading scholars, policy-makers and practitioners from law and related fields will present their perspectives on topics within the conference theme. Papers will address patterns and challenges of regulation in the…



2015

China’s Economic Slowdown and Spillover to the Rest of the World

David Dollar, Senior Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution 
ANNS 111, Annenberg School for Communication

China’s economic growth is slowing down and this is creating jitters throughout world markets.  President Xi Jinping on his recent visit said this was a normal development now that China has reached middle…



2015

Participatory Autocracy: Private Entrepreneurs, Legislatures, and Property Protection in China

Yue Hou, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Contemporary China
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Why do individuals in authoritarian systems seek office in formal political institutions such as legislatures, which are often dismissed as weak and ineffective in interest representation? I argue that Chinese…



2015

Back to Bipolarity: Structural-Realist Theory and the Rise of China

Karen Ruth Adams, Associate Professor of International Relations, University of Montana
Silverstein Forum in Stiteler Hall, 1st Floor

Karen Adams argues that the unipolar international-political system dominated by the United States ended in 2014 with China’s rise to great-power status. The argument has four steps. First, she situates and…



2015

Trends in Protecting Intellectual Property Online in China

Joe Simone, Simone IP Services
Silverman Hall, Room 270

After spending most of his career with big law firms, in 2012 he established SIPS (Simone IP Services) a Hong Kong-based IP boutique. Joe has been on the front lines in advising American and European IP owners in…



2015

The Specter of Global China: Is Chinese Capital a Different Kind of Capital?

Ching Kwan Lee, Professor of Sociology, UCLA
ANNS 111, Annenberg School for Communication

Drawing on data collected through comparative ethnographic fieldwork on Chinese investments in Zambia in the past five years, this talk seeks to answer the questions: What is the peculiarity of Chinese capital?…



2015

Constitutional Review on Taiwan: Review and Prospects

Dennis Te-Chung Tang, Justice of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
Silverman 245A, Penn Law School

Constitutional judicial review—the authority of a court to declare a decision by a state organ unconstitutional—has existed in Taiwan since 1949 and has developed dramatically since then.  Decisions by…



2015

National Committee on U.S.-China Relations Town Hall with Yasheng Huang

Yasheng Huang, Professor of International Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
Stiteler Hall, Room B26

6:00 PM - Presentation by Yasheng Huang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
7:00 PM -
Live national webcast on U.S.-China Relations

China's…



2015

The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy

Daniel Bell, Chair Professor of the Schwarzman Scholars program, Tsinghua University, Beijing; Director of the Berggruen Institute of Philosophy and Culture.
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Westerners tend to divide the political world into "good" democracies and "bad" authoritarian regimes. But the Chinese political model does not fit neatly in either category. Over the past three decades,…



2015

Gender and Professional Career: The Feminization of Judges in China

Sida Liu, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Law, University of Wisconsin-Madison
ANNS 111, Annenberg School for Communication

Since the 1990s, the number of women in Chinese courts has been increasing steadily. More importantly, many female judges have risen to mid-level leadership positions, such as division chiefs, in the judicial…



2015

I Am From Xinjiang

Kurbanjan Samat, Photographer, Central China TV
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Kurbanjan Samat  is of Uyghur nationality, born in Hotan, Xinjiang. He is a member of China Photographers Association, China Folklore Photographic Association(CFPA), member of China Uyghur History and Culture…



2015

Internationalization of the Renminbi? -- Prospects and Challenges

Shen Wei, Professor of Law, Shanghai Jiaotong University Law School 
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett Hall 345

"Internationalization" of the Renminbi has been an important economic and foreign policy goal for China. And it is a precondition to China's currency becoming a…



2015

Ruling Before the Law: The Politics of Legal Regimes in China and Indonesia

William Hurst, Associate Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

"Ruling Before the Law" begins by arguing that in order to understand the politics of legal institutions in authoritarian, socialist, and post-colonial contexts, we must abandon teleological frameworks such as the…



2015

CSCC 3rd Annual Conference

China in a Changing World
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.

Apr 30, 2015 - May 1, 2015 Penn Law School Silverman 245, Levy Conference Room

Click here for conference papers (password required).

 …



2015

Productive Censorship, Profitable Surveillance: New Insights on Cyber-politics in China

Bo Mai, Ph.D candidate in Communication and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania; Thomas Chen, Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature, University of California, Los Angeles. Moderator: Guobin Yang, Professor of Communication and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Internet censorship in China is a matter of grave concern among both citizens and scholars.  Many studies have documented its multiple and sophisticated forms.  The two speakers on this panel bring fresh insights…



2015

Feminist Activism in China: A Discussion with Lu Pin and Xie Bin

Lu Pin, Project manager of Media Monitor for Women Network, editor-in-chief of Feminist Voices, and a leading feminist activist focusing on gender equality, violence against women, and issues of gender and the media; Xie Bin, Executive director of Zhongzhou Yirenping, and a colleague of three of the detained feminist activists.
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Feminist activists in China have resorted to new media, forms of "street theatre" and other tactics to publicize and protest domestic violence, gender discrimination and other issues. Five leading members of China's…



2015

China’s Economic Statecraft in North Korea

Dr. James Reilly, Senior Lecturer, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Since 2005, Chinese officials have successfully encouraged Chinese companies to expand trade and investment in North Korea through diplomatic support, infrastructure projects, foreign aid, and investment…



2015

Departing from the Beaten Path: International Education as Response to Barriers, Stress and Risk in the Chinese Educational System

Natalie Young, Ph.D. Student, Department of Sociology
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

China represents an extreme case of larger trends in the internationalization of education.  In recent years, this has included the emergence of international schools for Chinese nationals in…



2015

Who Believes The People's Daily? Bias and Credibility in Authoritarian Media.

Rory Truex, Assistant Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
First Floor of Stiteler Hall Forum, 208 South 37th Street

How do citizens living in authoritarian contexts perceive and process state-controlled news? Building on existing research on media bias in the U.S. context, this paper uses a unique survey experiment of…



2015

Unpacking China's New Court Reform Plan

Moderator:  Jacques deLisle, Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania; Speaker: Susan Finder, Visiting Fellow, Center for Chinese Law, University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law; Commentator:  Neysun Mahboubi, Research Scholar, Center for the Study of Contemporary China, University of Pennsylvania
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

The Supreme People's Court of China has recently publicized its new Five Year Reform Plan, outlining various steps for improving the "independence of judicial power", even while categorically rejecting "Western…



2015

The Internalization of Institutional Constraints: Barriers to Inter-organizational Collaboration among Chinese NGOs

Ran Liu, Ph.D. Student, Department of Sociology
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Based on in-depth interviews and observational data from NGO practitioners in China, this study examines the practice of inter-organizational collaboration and the impact of…



2015

East Asian Regionalism, China, and US: is the Pacific wide enough for US and China?

Shiping Tang,  Professor at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan Univeristy, Shanghai, China



2015

Terrorism Challenges in China

Phil Potter, Assistant Professor, Department of Politics, University of Virginia
ANNS 111, Annenberg School for Communication

The Chinese government is increasingly challenged by mounting problems with militancy and terrorism emanating from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. China’s economic and political emergence has…



2015

Understanding the Event-Transformed Social Structure of Sino-Japanese Relations

Ming Wan, Professor of Government and Politics, George Mason University 
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

The contemporary Sino-Japanese relationship can best be understood as being shaped by the social structures the two nations have constructed, which continue to be challenged by material and ideational forces. The…



2015

Chinese Social Welfare in Demand-Side Perspectives: Redistributive Preferences and Policy Effect on Public Support of Government

Xian Huang, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Contemporary China
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

In order to understand the social foundations of the Chinese government’s expansive welfare policy in the past decade and the effectiveness of that strategy on regime support and stability in China, I developed two…



2015

(CANCELLED) Coercive Institutions and State Violence Under Authoritarianism

Sheena Chestnut Greitens, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Missouri; Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Browne Center Conference Room, Second Floor, Stiteler Hall

Why do we observe widely differing patterns of repression and state violence under authoritarian rule? Drawing on evidence from East Asia, I argue that the design of authoritarian coercive…



2015

Racing to the bottom and to the top: divergent environmental governance strategies in China's cities

Peter Lorentzen, Assistant Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley
Fisher-Bennett 345, CSCC Conference Room

China’s fiscal decentralization has been praised as an important driver of its economic growth. Inter-jurisdictional competition has arguably incentivized officials to promote economic development. However,…



2015

Penn Symposium on Contemporary China

Bodek Lounge, 3417 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104



2015

China Education Workshop

Organized by Professor Emily Hannum, Department of Sociology
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Session 1: Disparities in Opportunity and Outcome

Session 2: Internet as Informal Education

Session 3: Teachers and Teaching

Session 4: Schools and Socialization



2015

Current Developments in China's Elite Politics

Cheng Li, Director and Senior Fellow, The John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution; Joseph Fewsmith, Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University                      
Fisher-Bennett 345, CSCC conference room



2015

Sovereignty Costs and China’s Socialization into International Society: Evidence from China’s Approach to Hard Law

Jing Tao, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program (CWP) Commentator, William W. Burke-White, Richard Perry Professor of Law , Inaugural Director, Perry World House, University of Pennsylvania  
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

This study uses three types of hard law with mandatory dispute settlement mechanism, i.e. bilateral investment treaties (BITs), the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), and the Rome Statute of…



2015

Cybersecurity and US-China Relations

James Mulvenon, Vice President, Intelligence Division, Defense Group Inc.
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Cyber issues, including industrial espionage, Internet censorship, technology protectionism, and network warfare, are now at the top of the US-China strategic agenda. Dr. James Mulvenon, author of



2015

(CANCELLED) A New Stage of Social Science Data Collection in China

Professor Weidong Wang, Department of Sociology, Renmin University, China
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

In recent years, the arising of academic survey data has brought the social-economic fundamental data collection in China into a new stage. Around 2010, several Chinese Universities respectively started their…



2015

Promoting Social Progress in China Through NGOs

Song Qinghua, President of Shining Stone Community Action (SSCA)
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Song Qinghua is a renowned NGO leader and president of Shining Stone Community Action, the NGO she founded in 2002. Song Qinghua has been focusing on social innovation and participatory governance since 2002…



2015

The US and China in the 21st Century

Open to All. No registration required
Hon. Kurt M. Campbell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (2009-2013)  
Jon M. Huntsman Hall Dhirubhai Ambani Auditorium (JMHH G06)

Kurt M. Campbell is the Founding Partner, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of The Asia Group.  He also serves as Co-Chairman of the Board of the Center for a New American Security, an independent director on…



2015

The Quiet Disappearance of China’s Boldest Newspaper

Kecheng Fang, Doctoral Student, Annenberg School for Communication Commentator: Maria Repnikova, Postdoctoral Fellow, Annenberg School for Communication Moderator: Prof. Guobin Yang, Annenberg School for Communication
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

This January marks the second anniversary of the Southern Weekly (Nanfang Zhoumo) incident. As a former journalist at Southern Weekly who experienced the incident, Annenberg School doctoral student Kecheng Fang…



2014

Governance & Policy Innovation in the Contemporary City

Central Party School Delegation
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Please join our visiting delegation from Central Party School for a roundtable discussion on governance and policy innovation in the contemporary city.

Lunch provided.



2014

China and International Human Rights

Sophie Richardson, Human Rights Watch
Fisher-Bennett 345, CSCC conference room

Sophie Richardson is the China director at Human Rights Watch. A graduate of the University of Virginia, the Hopkins-Nanjing Program, and Oberlin College, Dr. Richardson is the…



2014

Rights Protections Lawyers in China

Thomas Kellogg, Open Society Foundations
Fisher-Bennett 345, CSCC conference room

 

Thomas Kellogg is director of the East Asia Program at the Open Society Foundations. He is also a lecturer-in-law at Columbia Law School. At the Open Society Foundations, Kellogg focuses most closely on…



2014

The Rights Defense Movement and Political Transition in China

Teng Biao, Human Rights Attorney
Silverman 240A, Penn Law School

Dr. Teng Biao (滕彪)  is a Lecturer at China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, where he specializes in human rights, the judicial system, the constitution and social movements.…



2014

One Child 《独·生》

Shortlisted for the 87th Academy Awards Documentary Short Subject
Film Screening and Q & A with Director Zijian Mu
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

The 2008 Sichuan earthquake, China’s deadliest disaster in three decades, killed 90,000 people, including thousands of children. Losing a child is an immeasurable tragedy for parents anywhere, but in China the effect…



2014

Arguing for Justice: Public Opinion, Legal Controversy, and the 'Chinese Dream'

Joshua Rosenzweig, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Fisher-Bennett 345, CSCC Conference Room

Joshua Rosenzweig’s scholarship focuses on issues of human rights in contemporary China, including criminal justice and reaction to political dissent.  He has taught at the Chinese University of Hong…



2014

Public Participation in Governance and Administrative Law Reform in China: An Informal Roundtable

Wang Xixin, Professor of Law and Vice Dean, Peking UniversityJacques deLisle, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Neysun Mahboubi, Research Scholar, Center for the Study of Contemporary China, University of Pennsylvania
Fisher-Bennett 345, CSCC Conference Room

 Open to all, light lunch provided. 



2014

The ‘Rule of Law’ Plenum?: Assessing Legal Reform after the Fourth Plenary Session of the CCP’s 18th Central Committee

Panel Discussion
Silverman 240A, Penn Law School

Panelists include:

Jacques deLisle, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania

Johannes Chan, Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong

Wang Xixin, Professor of Law and Vice Dean, Peking…



2014

Some Reflection on the Democratic Movement in Hong Kong

Johannes Chan, Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong
Fisher-Bennett 345, CSCC Conference Room

Johannes Chan specializes in human rights, constitutional and administrative law, and has published widely in these fields. His recent books include Law of the Hong Kong Constitution (…



2014

University of Pennsylvania Joins President Jimmy Carter for 70-City Live Program on China

Jimmy Carter, Former President  Ira Belkin, Executive Director of the U.S.-Asia Law Institute, NYU Law
3620 Walnut Street, Annenberg School of Communication, Room 111

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…



2014

China’s Legal System--or Governing by Diktats

Stéphanie Balme, Columbia University Law School Alliance Program Visiting Professor
Fisher-Bennett 345, CSCC Conference Room

This talk presents some results of a study which assesses recent decades of legal reform in China. Constructing and analyzing a dataset of all laws and administrative regulations promulgated between 1978 and 2014, it…



2014

Understanding China's Booming Relations with Africa: A Historical Perspective

Howard French, Associate Professor, Columbia University Journalism School
ANNS 111, Annenberg School of Communication

Howard French received his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. He worked as a French-English translator in Abidjan, Ivory Coast in the early 1980s, and taught English literature at the University…



2014

Hong Kong: The Umbrella Revolution

Panel Discussion
Claudia Cohen Hall, G17

Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Hong Kong since late September, demanding democracy and captivating global attention. What kind of "…



2014

Occupy Central in Hong Kong, the Sunflower Movement in Taiwan: Popular Resistance in Greater China

Thomas B. Gold, Professor of Sociology, University of California at Berkeley 
Foreign Policy Research Institute, 1528 Walnut St., Suite. 610, Philadelphia

For many years, China has been successful at utilizing a variety of means (such as formal agreements, investments, preferential trade) to insert itself into the economies of Hong Kong and Taiwan. But 2014 has seen…



2014

Chinese Rights Advocates: Plight and Prospects

China and Human Rights Series
LU Jun, Beijing Yirenping Center, Visiting Scholar, US- Asia Law Institute, New York University School of LawZHOU Dan, LGBT Lawyer, Visiting Scholar, U.S.-Asia Law Institute,  New York University School of Law
Fisher-Bennett 345, CSCC Conference Room

LU Jun has been active in China’s public interest sector since 2003, focusing primarily on anti-discrimination and other civil rights issues in the fields of public health, mental health, and food and drug safety…



2014

Making Ownership Matter: Prospects for China's Mixed-Ownership Economy

Marshall W. Meyer, Tsai Wan-Tsai Professor, Professor of Management and Sociology, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Fisher-Bennett 345, CSCC conference room

At the Third Plenum of the 18th Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee in November 2013, China’s leaders strongly endorsed the concept of a mixed ownership economy, which the Plenum’s sixty point Decision…



2014

Why is My Milk Blue? China’s Food Safety Crisis and Scale Politics

John Yasuda, Post-doctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Contemporary China
1st floor Auditorium, Stiteler Hall

Why is China’s food safety system failing? Rather than explanations based on the country’s level of economic development, corruption, and state capacity, I argue that China’s food safety failures result from its…



2014

Campaign Rhetoric and the Surprising Stability of Leadership Transitions in the Asia-Pacific

Jessica Weiss, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Yale University
Annenberg School of Communication, ANNS 111

Conventional wisdom holds that leadership transitions are periods of heightened uncertainty as foreign actors seek to probe the resolve of new and untested leaders. However, a careful examination of…



2014

Culture and Trade

Wang Heng, Professor of Law, School of International Law, Southwest University of Political Science and Law, Chongqing, China; Adjunct Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law; Visiting Professorial Fellow, University of New South Wales.
Fisher-Bennett 345, CSCC conference room



2014

China and the World Trade Regime: A Multilateral and Regional Perspective

Wang Heng, Professor of Law, School of International Law, Southwest University of Political Science and Law, Chongqing, China; Adjunct Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law; Visiting Professorial Fellow, University of New South Wales.
Silverman 240A, Penn Law School



2014

Four Worlds of Welfare in China: The Politics and Policy of Chinese Social Health Insurance

Xian Huang, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Contemporary China
Fisher-Bennett 345, CSCC conference room

Contrary to the dominant view in the literature, which suggests that welfare state is a feature of democracies, social welfare has undergone a dramatic expansion over the past decade without significant political…



2014

New Media, the Internet, and a Changing China 新媒体、互联网与变动中的中国

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.
Auditorium, Peking University Law School Kaiyuan Building 1st Floor

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,…



2014

China and Japan: where to go from here?

Ren Xiao, Professor of International Politics, Fudan University
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett Hall 345

The territorial dispute over the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands between China and Japan has once again emerged as a prominent issue that disrupts regional security in East Asia.  Episodes like China’s People’s Liberation…



2014

Politically Connected Polluters Under Smog

Yuhua Wang, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

I conducted an event study of an exogenous pollution shock–smog in the winter of 2013–to examine how the market values of firms in polluting industries and environmental protecting industries, respectively,…



2014

Introduction to the People's Liberation Army

Ken Allen, Senior China Analyst, Defense Group Inc. 
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett Hall 345

The one-hour briefing provides an overview of the People's Liberation Army's history, doctrine, organizational structure, personnel issues, foreign affairs, and levels of conflict.

 

Ken Allen…



2014

The State of Legal Development In China:

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.
Silverman 245, Penn Law School

9:00-9:15        Registration

9:15-10:00      Welcome, Opening Remarks and Introduction to



2014

Corruption in the Procurement of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment in China:

Are Multinationals Especially Vulnerable?
Susan Rose-Ackerman, Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence (Law and Political Science), Yale University
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Calls for reform of the Chinese healthcare system are voiced at the highest levels, and reform efforts are ongoing and fast changing. Healthcare is an essential service provided by professionals to poorly informed…



2014

Asian Designs: Risen Powers and the Struggle for International Governance

Saadia M. Pekkanen, Job and Gertrud Tamaki Associate Professor, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

* Open to all, lunch provided.



2014

Can China Resolve its Labor Question by Improving Labor Standards?

The Regulatory Response to Labor Unrest
Cynthia Estlund, Catherine A. Rein Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
CSCC conference room, Fisher-Bennett 345

China's initial and preferred strategy for abating labor unrest was to legislate labor standards and improve access to judicial and arbitral enforcement of individual rights claims under the law. 



2014

Promoting Good Governance and the Rule of Law in China: How does a Chinese scholar build global teams to make a difference?

Mei Gechlik, Founder and Director of Stanford Law School’s China Guiding Cases Project; Founder and President of Good Governance International
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett Hall 345

Dr. Mei Gechlik is Founder and Director of Stanford Law School’s China Guiding Cases Project (“CGCP”) as well as Founder and President of Good Governance International (“GGI”).  Approximately three years ago, Dr…



2014

Why Food Safety Fails in China: The Politics of Scale

John Yasada, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Contemporary ChinaCommentator: Song Hualin, Professor, Nankai University Law School; Visiting Scholar, Yale China Law Center
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

This article examines China’s food safety failures to cast light on how scale has deeply affected its regulatory politics.  Contrary to studies that highlight China’s food safety challenges primarily resulting…



2014

Repression Backfires:

Tactical Radicalization and Protest Spectacle in Rural China
Kevin O'Brien, Alann P. Bedford Professor of Asian Studies and Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

In spring 2005, villagers in Dongyang County, Zhejiang were unhappy.  For four years, they had been complaining about pollution emitted by 13 factories located in the…



2014

From the Great Wall to Many City Walls: China's hukou system and its reform

Professor Fei-Ling Wang, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Created in the 1950s, the hukou (户口 household registration) system has been a foundational…



2014

Making Sense of a Fast-Changing China

Jeff Wasserstrom, Chancellor's Professor of History (and Professor of Law, by courtesy), University of California at Irvine Editor, Journal of Asian Studies
Foreign Policy Research Institute, 1528 Walnut Street, Suite 610

Professor Wassersrtom will address some of the key claims he makes in his book China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2010, with an updated edition last summer…



2014

Is No Place Safe from the Long-arm of Chinese Law?

China’s Attempt to Pierce Corporate Veils and Capture Revenue Abroad
Shen Wei, Professor of Law, Shanghai Jiaotong University Law School
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett Hall 345

The talk examines how Chinese tax authorities apply the corporate law doctrine of veil-piercing in an extraterritorial manner in the context of cross-border transactions. The analysis considers, from both…



2014

From Domestic to International: The Evolution of Chinese NGO

Jennifer Hsu, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta, Canada.
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Interest in China’s role as an international development actor has surged due to China’s growing presence across the developing world. While much of the media and scholarly…



2014

Is Xi Jinping Changing China's Course? Reforms Under the New Leadership in Beijing

 
Irvine Auditorium, Amado Recital Hall

In November 2013 China's ruling Communist Party, headed by Xi Jinping, held a widely anticipated meeting of its central committee.  This plenary session approved a sixty…



2014

The Political Process of Chinese Land: Partial Reform, Vested Interests and Small Properties

Shitong Qiao, J.S.D. Candidate, Yale Law School; Research Scholar, U.S.-Asia Law Institute of New York University School of Law
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

This article investigates the history of land use reform in China and proves that the so-called rural land problem is the consequence of China’s partial land use…



2014

The Trail From Xinjiang

Documentary Screening & Meet with the Director
Chen Dongnan, Film Director
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Musa and his friends, all men, all young, all from Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on China's northwestern border, now wander great cities in the East talking, shooting up, remembering home and practicing the one…



2014

East Asia Island Wars

Penn Faculty
JMHH 340

PANELISTS:
Prof. Jacque deLisle, Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science
Prof. Avery Goldstein, David M.…



2014

“Good" Censor vs. “Bad" Censor---The Effects of Perceived Censorship Attempt Initiated by Different Sources on Censorship acceptance, Rumor Processing, and Evaluation of Government among Chinese Netizens

Sijia Yang, Ph.D. Student, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania 
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett Hall 345

China’s virtual public sphere is susceptible to negative consequences of low-quality information and online censorship. The censorship policy as currently adopted and constantly reinforced by the Chinese…



2014

Revising the Law-Growth Hypothesis: a case study of reform-era China

Alice Xie, College of Arts and Sciences '14
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

The law-growth hypothesis, which holds that the rule of law is essential to economic growth, has been a cornerstone of development and political thought for decades. China, which has broken historic records in GDP…



2014

China in Multilateral Governance: Invest, Hold-up, or Accept?

Margaret Pearson, Professor of Government and Politics, University of Maryland
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Margaret M. Pearson is Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she is a specialist in Chinese domestic political economy and Chinese foreign economic policy.  She…



2014

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

Open to All. No registration required
Evan Osnos  New Yorker China Correspondent
Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall 100

Evan Osnos joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 2008. He is the magazine’s correspondent…



2014

Criminal Procedure and Criminal Law Reform in China:

Legalizing the Tools of Repression or Safeguarding Human Rights?
 
Penn Law School, Silverman 240A

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…



2014

Preparing for the Ocean Century: China's Changing Political Institutions for Ocean Governance and Maritime Development

Tabitha Mallory, Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program, Princeton University
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett Hall 345

Everyone has heard the 21st century referred to as the “Chinese century.” Yet the Chinese are also calling the 21st century the “ocean century.” Last year, China announced plans to consolidate four of its five…



2014

The Political Hierarchy of Censorship: Blocking and Unblocking Party Officials on Sina Weibo Before and After the 18th CCP National Congress

Pierre Landry, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh
ANNS 111, Annenberg School of Communication

 



2014

Public Policy for a Modernizing China

The Challenge of Financing Services for a Footloose Society
Christine Wong, University of Melbourne
Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall First Floor

The hukou, the household registration system created under the planned economy, was widely adopted as a convenient and foolproof instrument for discriminating between local residents (with local hukou) and new…



2014

CSCC 2nd Annual Conference

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.

Jan 23, 2014 - Jan 24, 2014 Gillen Amphitheater, Vance Hall, University of Pennsylvania

Vance Hall is located at 37th St & Spruce. Please see campus map for directions

                                                        Thursday,…



2013

Capitalism from Below: Markets and Institutional Change in China

Victor Nee, Frank and Rosa Rhodes Professor, Department of Sociology, Cornell University
Claudia Cohen 402

Prof. Nee will discuss his new book, co-authored with Sonja Opper, Capitalism from Below: Markets and Institutional Change in China. Studying over 700 manufacturing firms in the Yangzi region, Victor Nee and…



2013

China's Third Plenum and the Future of Reform: Historic Change or More of the Same?

 
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

The just-concluded Third Plenum of the 18th Party Congress and its decision on major reforms have outlined ambitious blueprint for China's future development.…



2013

Film Screening Dinner - The Warriors of Qiugang

Followed by a discussion with scholars from Center of the Study of Contemporary China
 
JMHH F65

Asian Law & Politics Society and Center for the Study of Contemporary China invite you to Film Screening Dinner -- The Warriors of Qiugang,  followed by…



2013

Defining Democracy in China

Bruce Dickson, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University
Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall 1st Floor

The conventional wisdom among China watchers is that political reform in China has not kept pace with the wide-ranging economic reforms of the past few decades. China remains a classic example of a one-party…



2013

U.S. China Relations under Obama: From Hu to Xi-- A Policy Roundtable

Thomas J. Christensen, William P. Boswell Professor of World Politics of Peace and War and Director of the China and the World Program, Princeton University. Robert Ross, Professor of Political Science, Boston College
ANNS 110, Annenberg School of Communication

Thomas J. Christensen is William P. Boswell Professor of World Politics of Peace and War and Director of the China and the World Program at Princeton University. From 2006-2008 he served as Deputy Assistant…



2013

How Important is Internet Satire in China?

2013 Distinguished East Asia Lecturer
Perry Link, Chancellorial Chair for Innovative Teaching, Comparative Literature & Foreign Languages, UC Riverside; Emeritus Professor of East Asian Studies at Princeton University 
ANNS 110, Annenberg School of Communication

Beginning in the late 1950s,the harshness of late Maoism brought to Chinese society a bifurcation of language--clearer and sharper than it is in most other societies--between official and unofficial language.…



2013

Qadi Justice in Chinese Courts: The Bureaucratization of Islamic Procedural Justice in the People’s Republic of China

Matthew S. Erie, Ph.D., J.D. Postdoctoral Research Associate Princeton University
CSCC conference room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Fueled by charges of orientalism, current trends in sociolegal studies have denigrated Weber’s insights on Islamic and Chinese law. While factually Weber mis-characterized these legal systems, concepts he developed…



2013

Is the Social Volcano Still Dormant?

Trends in Chinese Attitudes toward Inequality
Martin King Whyte, John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
ANNS 111, Annenberg School of Communication

Data from two China national surveys, in 2004 and 2009, focusing on popular attitudes toward current inequalities and mobility opportunities, are compared to examine two key questions: (1) Did the continued rise in…



2013

China's Economic Reforms in the 21st Century: Assessment and Outlook (2002-2022)

Prof. Hu Angang, School of Public Policy and Management of Tsinghua University;  Dean of Institute of Contemporary China Studies at Tsinghua University
Silverstein Forum (Ground floor), Stiteler Hall

 * Lunch Provided



2013

The debate on China’s policy shift on North Korea: Why “evidence” is not evidence

Sunny Seong-hyon Lee, Ph.D. Pantech Fellow at Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Stanford University
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

The speculation over China’s foreign policy shift on North Korea has been particularly feverish during this year’s Korean crisis owing to the fact that there are new leaders in Beijing and Pyongyang and many…



2013

Revamping the China Model for the Post Global Financial Crisis Era: The Emerging Post-Washington, Post-Beijing Consensus

Randy Peerenboom, Professor of Law, La Trobe University Melbourne
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett Hall Suite 345

The Washington Consensus (“WC”), which dominated the development world for over two decades, has been called into question on both theoretical and empirical grounds.  Those…



2013

Marketing Death: Culture and Life Insurance Markets in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong

Cheris Shun-ching Chan,  Professor of Sociology, University of Hong Kong
Penn law school, Room GK238

Based on ethnographic data, Chan presents how a commercial life insurance market is emerging in mainland China despite incompatible local…



2013

Legal Development in China: Perspectives from Washington

Natalie Lichtenstein Professorial Lecturer in China Studies Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
Stiteler Hall B21

Natalie Lichtenstein has been observing China's development since the 1970s.  Recently retired after 30 years as a World Bank lawyer, she teaches Chinese law in Washington, DC.  Her…



2013

Rights Litigation, Law and Political Reform in China

Top Chinese and American scholars and rights activists discuss the accomplishments, challenges and potential ways forward for the rights protection (weiquan) movement in China.
Penn Law School, Fitts Auditorium ( Golkin 100)

https://www.law.upenn.edu/live/news/2851-rights-litigation-law-and-political-reform-in

China’s “rights…



2013

Recent Structural Change of the Chinese Economy and Japan-China Relations

Kiyoyuki Seguchi, Research Director at Canon Institute for the Global Studies
Fisher-Bennett Hall 345, CSCC conference room

 The structure of the Chinese economy changed dramatically between 2005 and 2009.  It changed from an export-investment leading economy to a domestic-demand leading economy.  Before 2004 China was a huge factory…



2013

'Feeding Frenzy': China, Africa, and the 'Great Land Grab'

Deborah Brautigam, Professor and Director, International Development Program, Johns Hopkins University/SAIS 
ANNS 110, Annenberg School of Communication

What role does China play in the recent rush for land acquisition in Africa? Conventional wisdom suggests a large role for the Chinese government and its firms and a focus on China's own food security. This talk…



2013

Judicial Review and Constitutionalism in China: A Discussion with Wang Zhenmin (Tsinghua University)

Wang Zhenmin, Dean and Professor of Law at Tsinghua University Law School
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett Hall 345

Chinese courts do not have the power of constitutional judicial review.  Courts do have limited powers of judicial review (for example, of specific administrative actions).  And mechanisms…



2013

Educational Issues for Minority Populations In Western China

Delegation visit, Dean Sude and Professor Teng Xing, Minzu University
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

12:00-1:00pm: "Research on Educational Policies for Ethnic Minorities with Cultural Sensitivity----Cases from Ethnic Minority Areas in Western China."
Speaker: Professor Sude, Professor and Dean of the School…



2013

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…



2013

Fragmented Liberalization:

Sub-National Government Autonomy and the Auto Industry in Post-WTO Era China
Seung-Youn Oh, Ph.D.Postdoctoral Research FellowCenter for the Study of Contemporary China
Fisher-Bennett Suite 345, CSCC conference room

How effective are international agreements and multinational corporations in promoting liberalization in emerging economies such as China? Focusing on China’s burgeoning automotive…



2013

Politicized Challenges, De-Politicized Responses:

Political Monitoring in China’s Transitions
Professor Hualing Fu, University of Hong Kong and Bok Visiting International Professor at Penn Law
ANNS 111, Annenberg Building

Regime strategies for maintaining political control are evolving in contemporary China. The Chinese Communist Party faces increasingly politicized challenges today. The CCP’s response has been a paradigmatic shift…



2013

Public Opinion Barometer:

How to Aggregate and Analyze Fragmented Online Information in China
Guoming Yu, Associate Dean of School of Journalism and Communication at Renmin University of China and the Director of the Public Opinion Research Center
Annenberg School for Communication, 3620 Walnut St, Room 500

Baidu (www.baidu.com), as the top Chinese web services company, covers more than 95% of internet users in China. There are more than 4 billion search requests via Baidu…



2013

China's New Leadership: People and Priorities

Alice Miller, Stanford University, Hoover Institution
401 Fisher-Bennett Hall

The recently closed 12th National People's Congress completes a generational transition in China's leadership that began with the 18th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party last November. Who are China's…



2013

China’s National Security Strategy and East Asian Security

Xia Liping, Dean and Professor of School of Political Science & International Relations at Tongji University, China.
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

It was the first time when China put forward the concept of China’s national security strategy in the White Paper on China’s National Defense in 2004.  China’s national security strategy and China’…



2013

Ethnic Minority Experience in China’s Urban Labor Market and the Lessons Learned for Other Jurisdictions

Reza Hasmath, Lecturer in Chinese Politics at the University of Oxford, and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Alberta
CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

This talk looks at contemporary ethnic minority experiences in China’s urban labor market by focusing on describing the ‘ethnic penalty’ that emerges when analyzing the relationship between the educational and…



2013

"Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry"

Documentary Screening and Discussion
Professor Guobin Yang, Associate Professor of Communication and Sociology
Jon M. Huntsman Hall F70

"AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director…



2013

The US-China Strategic Economic Relationship: Overcoming Distrust?

Arvind SubramanianSenior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International EconomicsSenior Fellow, Center for Global Development
Huntsman Hall 270

Facilitating China’s economic rise is one of the central issues for the world economy. Based on his recent book Eclipse, the author will argue that strategic distrust between the world’s major economies can be…



2013

To Rise or Not to Rise? China, India, and the Search for Technology and Power

Andrew B. KennedySenior Lecturer, Policy and Governance,Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University
Foreign Policy Research Institute, 1528 Walnut Street, Suite 610, Philadelphia, PA, 19102, US

ANDREW B. KENNEDY is Senior Lecturer in Policy and Governance at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. His research focuses on international politics in Asia, with…



2013

China's Influence and Impact on the Future of Everybody's Internet

Rebecca MacKinnon, Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation
ANNS 111, Annenberg Building

In recent global debates over the future of Internet governance, China, Russia and a collection of authoritarian states have found themselves at odds with the U.S. and much of the democratic world. China wants the…



2013

Penn Symposium on Contemporary China

Hall of Flags, Houston Hall



2013

Transnational Deal Making in an Evolving Regulatory Environment: The Function and Future of Antitrust and National Security Reviews

 
Silverman 240B, Reception Great Hall 5:00pm

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…



2013

Accountability and Participation without Democracy?: Public Law and Governance in China

Panel discussion
Silverman 245A, Penn Law School

Chinese laws and institutions pledge many means for citizens to hold their government accountable and to influence the rules and policies that govern their lives.  Administrative law remedies—including rights to sue…



2013

"He"(合) in Chinese Management

Yadong Luo, Emery M. Findley Distinguished Chair of Graduate Business Studies and Professor of Management at University of Miami.
CSCC Conference Room, FBH 345

"He"(合 amalgamation) is an important addition to what we know about virtue (德), harmony (和), flexibility (柔), and credibility (诚), together constituting five Confucius philosophies used widely in Chinese…



2013

Constitutional Evolution through Legislation

Lin Yan, Associate Professor, Shanghai Jiaotong University Law School; Visiting Scholar, Penn Law School
Tanenbaum 112, Penn Law School

Over the past three decades, China’s Constitution has experienced a dramatic and fundamental transition. Legislation has overtaken both constitutional amendment…



2013

An Arab Spring in Beijing? Islam, the Middle East, and China

Dru Gladney, Professor of Anthropology at Pomona College, President of the Pacific Basin Institute
401 Fisher-Bennett Hall

This talk examines China’s important and changing relationship with the Middle East, especially with regard to the recent tumultuous events there following several uprisings and revolutions across North Africa and…



2013

Judicial Risk and Assessment of Judges in China

Xingzhong Yu, Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Professor in Chinese Law, Cornell Law School
CSCC Conference room, Fisher-Bennett 345

This talk will examine “judicial risks” Chinese judges are facing. It will discuss the judicial responsibility systems for incorrectly decided cases, decisional accountability and personal safety of judges in China.…



2013

A Rights-based Approach to Civil Society and Public Interest Law in China

Jia Ping, Public interest lawyer Zhang Tao, Civil Society Activist
Silverman 270, Penn Law School

Public interest lawyer Jia Ping and civil society activist Zhang Tao will share their insiders’ perspectives on challenges facing civil society leaders and public…



2013

Choices in U.S.-China Relations: Taiwan and Beyond

Bonnie Glaser, Freeman Chair for China Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies;Charles Glaser, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Director of the Elliott School's Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at George Washington University
Stiteler Hall B21

Bonnie Glaser, one of the country’s preeminent analysts of contemporary China and a longstanding observer of developments on Taiwan, and Charles Glaser, one of the foremost international relations theorists of…



2013

US-China Relations: An Assessment

JIA Qingguo, Professor and Associate Dean of the School of International Studies of Peking University.
Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall

JIA Qingguo is Professor and Associate Dean of the School of International Studies of Peking University. He has published extensively on U.S.-China relations, relations between the Chinese mainland…



2013

China's Political Economy and Foreign Relations

Professor Chu Shulong, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University
CSCC Conference Room, FBH 345

Dr. Chu Shulong is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Center for U.S.-China Relations of  New York University. He is a Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the…



2013

The Course of US-China Relations: Its Evolution and Prospects

No Registration Required
Governor Jon M. Huntsman Jr., former US Ambassador to China
Dhirubhai Ambani Auditorium (JMHH G06), Wharton School

Governor Jon Huntsman, former US Ambassador to China with many years of public service and experience in Asia, shares his thoughts about the course of US-China relations and the influences that are shaping its…



2012

Educational Implications of Ethnic Categorization in China, 1982-2005

Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng, Department of Sociology and Graduate School of Education
CSCC Conference Room

 



2012

The Ongoing Quest for Judicial Independence in Contemporary China

He Weifang
 
Silverman 240A

Penn’s Center for the Study of Contemporary China is pleased to have the opportunity to host a talk by Professor He Weifang, one of China’s most prominent public…



2012

Interpersonal Networks in Comparative Perspective:

The Core Discussion Networks in China, Japan, and the US
Ning Hsieh, Department of Demography and Department of Sociology
CSCC Conference Room

The study compares core discussion networks in three national contexts—China, Japan, and the US, intending to show cross-national differences in the structure of interpersonal networks that are shaped by broader…



2012

The New China

William Overholt, Harvard Kennedy School
ANNS 111, Annenberg Building

In the past decade China has changed almost beyond recognition. China’s leadership has changed from charismatic, entrepreneurial figures to administrators. A trend toward centralized power has been reversed by the…



2012

Town Hall: National Committee on United States-China Relations

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…



2012

Chinese Law Reform: Its Recent Past and Uncertain Future

Stanley Lubman, Berkeley Law School, University of California; Senior Fellow, Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law
Silverstein Forum, first floor of Stiteler Hall

Professor Lubman reviews the problems that law reform has encountered since the millennium, especially emphasizing the continuing tightness of control by the Party-State over the courts, the extensive power of…



2012

The Future of Chinese Administrative Law

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
Golkin 100, Michael A. Fitts Auditorium, Penn Law School

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…



2012

The Impacts of Parental Health Shocks on the Human Capital Accumulation of Children in Village Economies

Fan Wang, Department of Economics
CSCC Conference Room

Using four waves of household panel data collected over ten years from rural China, I estimate the importance of parental health in the accumulation of the human capital of children in the context of small village…



2012

Chinese Naval Strategy in the South China Sea: An Abundance of Noise and Smoke, but Little Fire

Lyle Goldstein, Associate Professor, China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI), U.S. Naval War College & Visiting Fellow, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University
ANNS 111, Annenberg Building

Dr. Goldstein discusses his survey of official and quasi-official Chinese-language naval literature to provide new insights regarding Beijing’s evolving strategy in the South China Sea. Contrary to conventional…



2012

Demystifying the Chinese Economy

Justin Lin (林毅夫), former Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank
JMHH260, Jon M. Huntsman Hall, Wharton School

Dr. Lin will discuss China’s achievements in the reform era, analyze prospects and challenges for China’s future growth, and envision China’s status in the multi-polar growth world in the coming 20 years. He will…



2012

What’s Next for China?

The Effect of the Leadership Transition for Chinese Politics, Economics, Foreign policy, and US-China Relations
 
Silverman Hall Room 240B (Lunch Served)

 

In Autumn 2012, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will hold its 18th National People’s Congress.  The Chinese president, Hu Jintao, prime minister, Wen Jiabao, and the other seven…



2012

East Asia Law Review Talk

Contending Conceptions of Ownership and Property in Urbanizing China
Eva Pils, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Tanenbaum 345, Penn Law School

In the wake of China's great urbanisation process, many of the tens of millions of Chinese rural and urban citizens affected by evictions and expropriations have engaged in complaints, protest and resistance.…



2012

Eva Pils, Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Crackdown on China's Human Rights Lawyers
 
Silverman Hall Room 240B

Eva Pils is an associate professor and director of the Centre for Rights and Justice at the Faculty of Law of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her scholarship focuses on human rights and China, with…



2012

Special Session with Delegation of Judges from China

Silverman Hall Room 240B

* CEAS China and International Human Rights Colloquium, Penn Law School