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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

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.

Regulating Tomorrow’s Technologies: Impacts on Innovation
Jan. 24, 2019 | Register for webinar 
Taken from the GPS research theme of Innovation & Technology, experts will discuss key policy issues around advancements in 3D printing and Artificial Intelligence as well as impacts of the FDA’s approach to medical device regulation.

China's Auto Industry: Tech Takes Command
Jan. 31, 2019 | Register
The global auto industry is experiencing an unprecedented disruption: autonomous, connected, electric and shared vehicles have arrived. Auto-industry expert Michael Dunne reveals how technology companies have altered the auto landscape and why China possesses some decisive advantages in this global race for automotive supremacy.

End of an Era: How China's Authoritarian Revival is Undermining Its Rise
March 5, 2019 | Register
Carl Minzner, professor of Law at Fordham Law School, outlines the looming risks of instability as China’s reform era ends, and how this period fits into populist and authoritarian trends worldwide. Minzner delves into China's anti-corruption campaign and crackdown on civil society and human rights activists, analyzes elite politics and street protests and explores the radicalization that is taking place in Hong Kong.

The Consequences of China's Export Slowdown
March 14, 2019 | Register
Davin Chor, associate professor in Tuck’s Economics group and the chair of Dartmouth’s academic cluster on globalization, shows how the recent downturn in China’s export performance links to a rise in incidents of labor-related protests, accompanied by an increase in emphasis on upholding stability as a political priority.

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.