Weekly Forums

In addition to the regular speaker series and other co-sponsored events, CSCC convenes an informal “Weekly Forum,” noon on weekdays in the CSCC conference room. These sessions are envisioned as “brown-bag lunches” at which graduate students or faculty can informally introduce or present work in progress. This will be a great way for all of us to get to know one another and learn more about the kinds of work on contemporary China being done across Penn’s campus. Please email us your thoughts and suggestions on how to best organize the Friday Forum and to let us know when you would like to volunteer to discuss some of your work. Even on days when no discussion is scheduled, people are welcome to bring their lunch to eat with others in the CSCC conference room.

Upcoming Weekly Forums



2020

Underrepresented Outperformers: Female Legislators in the Chinese Congress

Yue Hou, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
- Virtual talk via Zoom

Past Weekly Forums



2020

Shields of the Republic: The Triumph and Peril of America’s Alliances

Mira Rapp-Hooper, Steven Schwarzman Senior Fellow for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
- Virtual Conference via Zoom

(If you are interested in joining the virtual book talk and have not received a link via one of our email lists, please email cscc-contact@sas.upenn.edu to request a…



2020

More Lawyers, Better Case Outcomes? Evidence from the "Lawyers for All"

Yuhao Wu, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Criminology, UPenn
- Virtual Conference via Zoom

Providing indigent defendants with publicly financed lawyers is a worldwide practice. China developed a “lawyers for all” program to expand the provision of legal counsel to indigent defendants. Guangdong is among…



2020

The Scientist and the Spy: A True Story of China, the FBI, and Industrial Espionage

Mara Hvistendahl, Investigative Journalist
- Virtual Conference via Zoom

(If you are interested in joining the virtual book talk and have not received a link via one of our email lists, please email cscc-contact@sas.upenn.edu to request a…



2020

The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: The Worker, the Factory, and the Future of the World

Dexter Roberts, Reporter and U.S.-China Political, Economics and Business Relations Specialist
- Virtual Conference via Zoom

(If you are interested in joining the virtual book talk and have not received a link via one of our email lists, please email cscc-contact@sas.upenn.edu to request a…



2020

The Shanghai Free Taxi: Journey with the Hustlers and Rebels of the New China

Frank Langfitt, NPR London Correspondent
- Virtual Conference via Zoom

(If you…



2020

(Cancelled) Globalization of China’s Social Media Apps: The Cases of WeChat and TikTok

Eric Harwit, Professor of Asian Studies, University of Hawaii
- CSCC Conference Room, Perelman 418, 133 S. 36th St.

The Chinese social media mobile apps WeChat and TikTok each have global subscriber numbers of one billion or more. However, the vast…



2020

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Power Projects: Insights into Environmental and Debt Sustainability

Erica Downs, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
- CSCC Conference Room, Perelman 418, 133 S. 36th St.

Why are China and Pakistan building so many coal-fired power plants as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (…



2020

From Partner to Bully: Shifting Employment Conditions in Walmart, China

Eileen Otis, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Oregon
- CSCC Conference Room, Perelman 418, 133 S. 36th St.

Eileen Otis is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Oregon. She is the author of the…



2020

Performing Artivism: Feminists, Lawyers, and Online Legal Mobilization in China

Sida Liu, Associate Professor of Sociology and Law, University of Toronto
- CSCC Conference Room, Perelman 418, 133 S. 36th St.

In authoritarian contexts where the state is the primary performer in the public sphere and legal mobilization is constrained…



2020

Spatial Control and State Power in Disaster-stricken Cities: The Case of the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake in China

Huan Gao, CSCC Postdoctoral Fellow
- CSCC Conference Room, Perelman 418, 133 S. 36th St.

How does the shape of our cities influence our political behavior and relations? This question is particularly important…