Ellsworth Conference 2016


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

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.

The Better Angels of U.S.-China Relations: Film Screening & Discussion
Jan. 17, 2019 | Register
In its San Diego premiere, "Better Angels" is a newly released theatrical documentary that explores how the world's two largest superpowers are racing towards economic and political conflict, yet find themselves undeniably linked and interdependent by the new reality of global economic rivalries and cultural ties. The film captures the compelling personal stories and ideological challenges of why these two countries have the world's most important relationship. Join producers of the film and 21st Century China experts for a post-screening panel discussion.

#ChinaToo: The Feminist Awakening in the People's Republic
Jan. 23, 2019 | Register
Through interviews with the Feminist Five and other leading Chinese activists, journalist and scholar Leta Hong Fincher argues in "Betraying Big Brother" that the popular, broad-based movement poses a unique challenge to China’s authoritarian regime today. Her book traces the rise of a new feminist consciousness now finding expression through the #MeToo movement, and describes how the Chinese government has suppressed the history of its own feminist struggles and how the movement against patriarchy could reconfigure China and the world.

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.