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“The Evolution of Communist Political Systems”
This workshop, held at UC San Diego, hones in on the evolution of the remaining communist systems in China, Vietnam, North Korea and Cuba. It examines differences in leadership across the four systems; potential explanations for why they diverged; the theoretical implications the comparison provides for understanding the logic of communist institutions; and what the policy consequences of this divergence might be.
“China’s Governance in Transition"
Sokwanlok Distinguished Lecture
Oct. 10, 2016 | Register
In the second Sokwanlok Distinguished Lecture on China, YU Keping, a renowned scholar and advocate of reform in China will address the great changes in governance since the economic reform. He will trace the principal lines of governance reform in China since the 18th Party Congress and assess the main challenges going forward.
CHINA Town Hall: "Charting a New Course for the U.S.-China Relationship"
Oct. 18, 2016 | Register
China's rapid development and Sino-American relations have a direct impact on the lives of just about everyone in the U.S. CHINA Town Hall is a national day of programming designed to provide Americans across the U.S. and beyond the opportunity to discuss issues in the relationship with leading experts.
“UC San Diego’s Partnerships with China: A Retrospective”
Nov. 1, 2016 | Save the date
Paul Pickowicz, UC San Diego’s Distinguished Professor of History and Chinese Studies, presents a rare short film about UC San Diego's official visit to China in 1979, just months after the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the U.S. and the People's Republic of China. The screening will be followed by reflections from members of the original delegation and a look ahead to the university's multidisciplinary collaborations with Chinese universities and institutions.
“U.S.-China Collaboration on Climate Change”
Dec. 1, 2016 | Save the date
Julio Friedmann of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will share his extensive experience in collaborations and engagement in China, especially carbon capture and storage, followed by a conversation with GPS Professor David Victor on the future of U.S.-China collaboration on climate change mitigation and clean energy innovation.
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.