Weekly Forums

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.

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Past Weekly Forums



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

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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…



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

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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…



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

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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…