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



Unpacking China's New Court Reform Plan

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The Supreme People's Court of China has recently publicized its new Five Year Reform Plan, outlining various steps for improving the "independence of judicial power", even while categorically rejecting "Western…



Who Believes The People's Daily? Bias and Credibility in Authoritarian Media.

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How do citizens living in authoritarian contexts perceive and process state-controlled news? Building on existing research on media bias in the U.S. context, this paper uses a unique survey experiment of…



Departing from the Beaten Path: International Education as Response to Barriers, Stress and Risk in the Chinese Educational System

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China represents an extreme case of larger trends in the internationalization of education.  In recent years, this has included the emergence of international schools for Chinese nationals in…



Ruling Before the Law: The Politics of Legal Regimes in China and Indonesia

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"Ruling Before the Law" begins by arguing that in order to understand the politics of legal institutions in authoritarian, socialist, and post-colonial contexts, we must abandon teleological frameworks such as the…