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



2021

Invisible China: How the Urban-Rural Divide Threatens China’s Rise

Judith and Marshall Meyer Lectures on China’s Economy
Scott Rozelle, Helen F. Farnsworth Professor of Economics, Stanford University
- CSCC Conference Room, 133 S. 36th St, Room 418

Professor Scott Rozelle discusses his most recent book Invisible China: How the Urban-Rural Divide Threatens China’s Rise



2021

Beneath the China Boom: Labor, Citizenship, and the Making of a Rural Land Market

Julia Chuang, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland
- CSCC Conference Room, 133 S. 36th St, Room 418

Professor Chuang will discuss her recent book, Beneath the China Boom: Labor, Citizenship, and the Making of a Rural Land Market



2021

TBD

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

Past Speaker Series



2021

Norm Assembly in Global Value Chains

Trang (Mae) Nguyen, Assistant Professor of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law
- CSCC Conference Room, 133 S. 36th St, Room 418

This talk is based on Professor Nguyen's recent article: Norm Assembly in Global Value Chains (https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?…



2021

Has the EAST Risen, Again? Lessons and Experiences from History

Yasheng Huang, Epoch Foundation Professor of Global Economics and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management. 
- CSCC Conference Room, 133 S. 36th St, Room 418

This talk is based on Prof.Huang's ongoing book project Has the EAST Risen, Again? He will discuss four factors that have shaped Chinese development both historically and during the contemporary period.…



2021

Rural Development in China and East Asia

Kristen Looney, Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and Government, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
- CSCC Conference Room, 133 S. 36th St, Room 418

This talk addresses the question of how countries achieve rural development and offers a new way of thinking about East Asia’s political economy that challenges the developmental state paradigm. Through a comparison…



2021

Triumphalism and the Inconvenient Truth: Correcting Inflated National Self-Images in a Rising Power

Haifeng Huang, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California, Merced
- CSCC Conference Room, 133 S. 36th St, Room 418

Do people in a rising authoritarian power with pervasive propaganda and information control overestimate their country’s power and popularity in the world? This is an important question since inflated national self-…



2021

How China Escaped Shock Therapy: The Market Reform Debate

Isabella Weber, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
- CSCC Conference Room, 133 S. 36th St, Room 418

Professor Weber will discuss her new book : How China Escaped Shock Therapy: The Market…



2021

Disaggregating China, Inc: State Strategies in the Liberal Economic Order

Yeling Tan, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Oregon
- Virtual Talk

Please register to receive Zoom info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/disaggregating-…



2021

The Politics of Dating Apps: Gender, Sexuality, and Emergent Publics in Urban China

Lik Sam CHAN, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
- Virtual Talk

Please register to receive Zoom info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-politics-of-dating-apps-tickets-149640449613



2021

Chinese Antitrust Exceptionalism: How the Rise of China Will Challenge Global Regulation

Angela Zhang, Associate Professor of Law, The University of Hong Kong
- Virtual talk

Please register to receive Zoom info:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chinese-antitrust-exceptionalism-tickets-149640058443…



2021

The Evolution of the Chinese Internet: Creative Visibility in the Digital Public

Shaohua Guo, Associate Professor of Chinese, Carleton College
- Virtual Talk

Please register to receive Zoom info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-evolution-of-the-chinese-internet-tickets-…



2021

The Limits of State-Led Innovation: Evidence from Chinese Patents

Yuen Yuen Ang, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan
- Virtual Talk

Please register to receive Zoom info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-limits-of-state-led-…