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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

Can the US Meet the China Challenge in Science and Technology?
April 12, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. PDT | Register
Members of our Science & Technology Policy Working Group make recommendations and review the Biden Administration’s first three months, in partnership with Asia Times.

Remains of the Everyday: A Century of Recycling in Beijing
April 15, 2021 at 4 p.m. PDT | Register
Joshua Goldstein of USC presents his new book looking at the history of the recycling industry in China. “Remains of the Everyday” traces the changing material culture and industrial ecology of China through the lens of recycling.

A Third Way: The Origins of China’s Economic Strategy
April 29, 2021 at 1 p.m. PDT | Register
Lawrence C. Reardon meticulously traces the evolution of the coastal development strategy, starting with special economic zones in 1979 and evolving into the fourteen open coastal cities, the Hainan SEZ, and eventual accession to the global trade regime in 2001.

My Old Home: A Novel of Exile
May 6, 2021 at 1 p.m. PDT | Register
In his debut novel “My Old Home: A Novel of Exile”, Orville Schell of the Asia Society delves into the complexities of people whose lives have been historically upended by the tumult of political change, the pain of migration, and the separations of the Cold War.

The Fall and Rise of U.S.-China Policy Uncertainty
May 13, 2021 at 4 p.m. PDT | Register
Kyle Handley will discuss his research and those by others about the reduction in trade policy uncertainty from the 1990s to 2000s before and after China joined the WTO in late 2001.

Sharp Elbows: Competition in China’s Internet and Investor Implications
May 20, 2021 at 1 p.m. PDT | Register
Rick Carew, visiting lecturer at the University of Virginia and former veteran Wall Street Journal reporter, will discuss the state of competition in China’s internet sector and its implications for investors and innovation in the years ahead.

China's Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy
June 10, 2021 at 1 p.m. PDT | Register
Peter Martin of Bloomberg debuts his new book which charts China's transformation from an isolated and impoverished communist state to a global superpower from the perspective of those on the front line: China's diplomats.

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Webinar Series

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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.

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