Speaker Series

Each year, the CSCC invites leading experts to Penn to present their research and share their knowledge about contemporary China. Typically scheduled for Wednesday afternoons 4:30-6 pm, speakers will deliver their remarks and then entertain questions from the audience. Attendance is open to the entire Penn community. Announcements about upcoming talks will be posted on the CSCC website and disseminated via the Center’s listserv. To be added to the listserv, please visit our signup page https://groups.sas.upenn.edu/mailman/listinfo/cscc-announce.

Upcoming Speaker Series



2023

The Sex Trade in China: Policing, Health, Business, and the Regulation of Prostitution

Margaret Boittin, Assistant Professor of Law, York University
- CSCC Conference Room, 133 S. 36th St, Room 418

Past Speaker Series



2022

Japan’s Strategic Review and a Taiwan Crisis

Sheila Smith, John E. Merow Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
- CSCC Conference Room, 133 S. 36th St, Room 418

2022 is expected to be a watershed year in Japanese strategy. North Korean missile launches and China’s expanding military power have intensified Japanese concerns about their security. But it is tension across the…



2022

The Tiger Leading the Dragon: How Taiwan Propelled China’s Economic Rise

Shelley Rigger, Brown Professor of Political Science, Davidson College
- CSCC Conference Room, 133 S. 36th St, Room 418

Professor Rigger discusses her new book "The Tiger Leading the Dragon: How Taiwan Propelled China’s Economic Rise". How did…



2022

Clash of the Titans? Development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technologies in the U.S. and China

Nan Jia, Associate Professor of Management and Organization, USC Marshall School of Business
- Virtual Talk via Zoom

Professor Nan Jia's Bio

As one of the most important technology advancements in our era, Artificial intelligence (AI) stands to fundamentally…



2022

Micro-institutional Foundations of Capitalism: Sectoral Pathways to Globalization in China, India, and Russia

Roselyn Hsueh, Associate Professor of Political Science, Temple University
- Rm. 200, Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE), 133 S. 36th St

Professor Roselyn Hsueh discusses her new book, Micro-institutional Foundations of Capitalism: Sectoral…



2022

Daring to Struggle: China's Global Ambitions Under Xi Jinping

Bates Gill, Professor of Asia-Pacific Security St​udies, Macquarie University;  Executive Director, Center for China Analysis, Asia Society Policy Institute
- CSCC Conference Room, 133 S. 36th St, Room 418

Professor Bates Gill discusses his new book Daring to Struggle: China's Global Ambitions Under Xi Jinping(Oxford…



2022

China's Two-Child Policy and the Gender Implication

Yuying Tong, Professor of Sociology, Chinese University of Hong Kong
- CSCC Conference Room, 133 S. 36th St, Room 418

The universal two-child policy since 2016 in China did not lead to a significant increase in fertility, and the new three-child policy in 2021 has also become a hard sell. Many public debates have discussed the…



2022

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

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

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



2022

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

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

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



2022

Overlapping Peripheries: How Will India and China Navigate the Asian Century?

Ambassador Shyam Saran, 26th Foreign Secretary of India
- A Virtual Lecture via Zoom

A CASI Nand & Jeet Khemka Distinguished Lecture in partnership with the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy, the Center for the Study of Contemporary China, and Perry World House



2021

Policing China: Street-Level Cops in the Shadow of Protest

Suzanne Scoggins, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Clark University
- CSCC Conference Room, 133 S. 36th St, Room 418

Suzanne Scoggins will discuss her recent book, Policing China: Street-Level Cops in the Shadow of Protest.