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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"Phantom Services: Deflecting Migrant Workers in China"
May 4, 2017 | Register
UC Berkeley Professor Kevin O'Brien describes how "phantom services" are politically appealing at a time when the central government is calling for greater benefits for non-locals and urging people to move to small cities while migrants continue to appear in large numbers in the biggest, most desirable cities.
"San Diego Global Forum: The Intensifying Battle for the Chinese Market"
May 9, 2017 | Register
Alan Beebe, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in China comes to San Diego to provide insight on the obstacles American firms continue to face in China, and what opportunities need to be taken advantage of to remain competitive in the world’s most populous country. Jack Bell, founder & CEO at Pantek Partners, will lead a Q&A session with Beebe.
"China's Ideological Spectrum"
May 25, 2017 | Register
Using data from large-scale surveys in China, Jennifer Pan of Stanford University will share her findings that public preferences in ideology are not simply split along a pro-regime or anti-regime divide in authoritarian contexts.
2017 Young Scholars Conference
May 19-20, 2017 | By invitation only
This annual conference started out in 2014 as a platform to bring young scholars from China’s Fudan University and the ten University of California campuses together to present their current research. It has expanded to include young scholars from other Chinese and American universities who study contemporary Chinese society, politics and economy. The annual gathering provides a great opportunity for the young scholars to exchange ideas, network with each other and develop fruitful collaborations in future.
The center hosts regular public talks by scholars, policy experts and practitioners, co-sponsored by the Fudan-UC Center on Contemporary China.
The center hosts academic conferences where scholars meet to discuss their research and exchange ideas about future research collaboration.
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.
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.