Events

Dear Affiliates and Friends of CSCC:

We are holding almost all of our programming onsite. We will continue to conduct some of our events in online or hybrid form. See individual event notices for details. Please join us, in person or online, for our speaker series (including academic papers and book talks by leading established and rising scholars), policy roundtables, thematic conferences, distinguished annual lectures, and the Project on the Future of US-China Relations—all addressing important topics in the study of contemporary China. If you are interested in joining us for onsite or online events, and do not receive our notices, please email cscc-contact@sas.upenn.edu to get on our email list or to inquire about specific events.

Best regards,

Jacques deLisle, Director

Guobin Yang, Deputy Director

Yuanyuan Zeng, Associate Director

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In addition to the events and programs it hosts, the Center for the Study of Contemporary China provides support for activities sponsored by others at Penn when their activities are directly relevant to the CSCC’s mission to advance our understanding of the political, legal, economic, and social factors shaping China and its role in the world today. In the list of upcoming events, the appearance of CSCC logo indicates CSCC-sponsored events.

Requests for co-sponsorship or other types of support should be sent to cscc-contact@sas.upenn.edu and include a clear statement of the activity for which support is sought, its relevance to the CSCC’s mission, and the specific type of support requested.  As an academic research unit, the CSCC does not provide support for programs whose purpose is to advance a particular political agenda.

Upcoming Events



2023

The Future of U.S.-China Relations: Security, Economics, Environment, Society, and More

- World Forum, Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk


2023

China's Shifting Nuclear Policy and Its Implications for International Security

Tong Zhao, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
- CSCC Conference Room, 133 S. 36th St, Room 418


2023

Xi Jinping’s Power Concentration and Implications for Chinese Foreign Policy

Suisheng Zhao, Professor of International Studies, University of Denver
- CSCC Conference Room, 133 S. 36th St, Room 418


2023

TBD

Phillip Saunders, Ph.D., Director of the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs and Distinguished Research Fellow at National Defense University’s Institute for National Strategic Studies
- CSCC Conference Room, 133 S. 36th St, Room 418


2023

TBD

Cheng Li, Director and Senior Fellow, The John L. Thornton China Center, The Brookings Institution
- CSCC Conference Room, 133 S. 36th St, Room 418


2023

TBD

Hongwei Bao, Associate Professor of Media Studies, University of Nottingham
- CSCC Conference Room, 133 S. 36th St, Room 418


2023

The End of Zero Covid - Personal Notes on life on the ground during the tumultuous last phase of Zero Covid and its aftermath

Deborah Seligsohn, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Villanova University
- CSCC Conference Room, 133 S. 36th St, Room 418


2023

Assignment China: An Oral History of American Journalists in the People's Republic

Mike Chinoy, Nonresident senior fellow at the U.S.-China Institute, University of Southern California
- CSCC Conference Room, 133 S. 36th St, Room 418


2023

The Sex Trade in China: Policing, Health, Business, and the Regulation of Prostitution

Margaret Boittin, Assistant Professor of Law, York University
- CSCC Conference Room, 133 S. 36th St, Room 418


2023

The Informal Rules of the Chinese Communist Party

Ewan Smith, Associate Professor of Public Law, University College London; Hauser Global Fellow, New York University Law School
- CSCC Conference Room, 133 S. 36th St, Room 418