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21st Century China Program

The 21st Century China Program was established in 2011 at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS). It is a leading research and educational program that uses original research to anchor major policy discussions on China and U.S.-China relations.

Faculty News

UC San Diego historian Karl Gerth on the New York Times website
Be Careful What You Wish For

NBER working paper by Ruixue Jia
"Ethnicity in Children and Mixed Marriages: Theory and Evidence from China"

International Policy Design cites Susan Shirk
Central Asia: A Region of Strategic Importance to China

Voice of American interviews Tai Ming Cheung
Q&A with Tai Ming Cheung: ‘Forging China’s Military Might’

Johns Hopkins University Press published book edited by Tai Ming Chenug
'Forging China's Military Might'

China Leadership Monitor Article by
Barry Naughton
After the Third Plenum: Economic Reform Revival Moves toward Implementation

Program News

2015 Taiwan Fellowship accepting applications May 1 - June 30

Read the Spring Quarter 2014 newsletter.


Robert F. Ellsworth Memorial Lecture

Monday, April 21, 2014
"US Leadership in the 21st Century: The Human Rights Viewpoint"
(No Registration Required)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
"China's Current Challenges and US-China Relations"
2014 Robert F. Ellsworth Memorial Lecture

Thursday, May 29, 2014
“How did China Borrow So Much, So Fast? Sources of Financial Weakness”

Research Workshops

The lunch workshop series features new academic research by visiting scholars, graduate students and special guests. It is sponsored by the Fudan-UC Center and the 21st Century China Program.

Upcoming Workshops...