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A main goal of the center is to connect local and national communities in China and the U.S. by providing a regular forum for dialogue among concerned citizens, opinion leaders, academic, business, media and foreign policy experts. This is being accomplished through conferences, workshops, industry roundtables, public lectures and cultural events that emphasize both scholarly research and interactive engagement.

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Upcoming Events

"Asian Security Challenges: The View from Washington"
Oct. 26, 2017 | Register
Mara Karlin, former deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy and force development, discusses how the U.S. has fundamentally different views of Asian security from China, and these views are growing farther apart as China modernizes its military and undermines decades of regional stability.

"The Chinese Typewriter and the Future of IT"
Nov. 5, 2017 | Register
Stanford historian Tom Mullaney, in his new book "The Chinese Typewriter: A History," tells the story of a fascinating series of experiments, prototypes, failures and successes in the century-long quest for a workable Chinese typewriter.

“By More Than Providence: American Power in the Asia-Pacific”
Nov. 7, 2017 | Register
In his latest book "By More Than Providence," Michael J. Green follows the development of U.S. strategic thinking toward East Asia, identifying recurring themes in American statecraft that reflect the nation's political philosophy and material realities.

“The Specter of Global China”
Nov. 16, 2017 | Register
In her new book “The Specter of Global China: Politics, Labor, and Foreign Investment in Africa,” Ching Kwan Lee examines China as one of Africa’s top business partners, aggressively pursuing its raw materials and establishing a mighty presence in the continent’s booming construction market. 

Public Talks

The center hosts regular public talks by scholars, policy experts and practitioners, co-sponsored by the Fudan-UC Center on Contemporary China.

Academic Conferences

The center hosts academic conferences where scholars meet to discuss their research and exchange ideas about future research collaboration.

Policy Dialogues

The center hosts policy briefings and dialogues where academics, government officials, policy experts, business and community leaders meet to discuss policy-relevant topics related to China and U.S.-China relations.

China Research Workshops

The lunch workshop series features new academic research by visiting scholars, graduate students and special guests. It is cosponsored by the Fudan-UC Center on Contemporary China.

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