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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

Nowhere to Call Home: Documentary Film Screening and Conversation
Nov. 27, 2018 | Register
Award-winning radio correspondent Jocelyn Ford presents her debut documentary that won the hearts of many viewers in China with a rare glimpse into the world of a Tibetan farmer, torn between tradition and creating a better future for her son in Beijing. The 75 min. film screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.

Data Analytics Boot Camp
Jan. 11, 2019 | Register
The China Data Lab will host a one-day boot camp to help future social scientists develop methods and techniques to utilize emerging big data in the field. In this boot camp, you will put the skills, tools and techniques you are taught to work. You will receive hands-on instructions on how to get data online, do panel data analysis and text analysis, and draw interactive visualizations from experienced. You will leave the boot camp with practical knowledge and ideas for future research.

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.