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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"Chinese Computing and the Future of I.T."
Feb. 25, 2017 | Register
Are the 75,000 characters in the Chinese language impediments to the fast-moving nature of modern technology or are Chinese typists ushering in the future of computing? Tom Mullaney, associate professor of Chinese History at Stanford University, explores these questions through his captivating research of Chinese telegraphs, typewriters and computers. The Stanford historian will be joined by Scott Klemmer, associate professor and co-director of the Design Lab at UC San Diego, to discuss what the story of these objects tells us about the relationships between language, coding and the richer ways we communicate and solve problems in the 21st century.
Robert F. Ellsworth Memorial Lecture: “China’s Growing Protectionism and the U.S. Response”
March 7, 2017 | Register
Fmr. Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky addresses China’s recent series of policies that put foreign companies at a sharp competitive disadvantage, which are generating tensions with China’s trading partners and raising the question of how the U.S. and the international business community should respond.
Solo exhibition with Li Huai: "You Fascinate Me"
March 11, 2017 | More information (PDF)
Li Huai, Lecturer for the Visual Arts Department at UC San Diego, specializes in installation, painting, drawing, multi-media and Chinese calligraphy. Her work deals with various issues related to East-West cultural interaction in an increasingly transnational age, including issues involving the Asian diaspora.
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.