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



2022

TBD

Roselyn Hsueh, Associate Professor of Political Science, Temple University
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Past Speaker Series



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. 



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

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

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-…