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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

[Hybrid Event] Missionary Cameras and Modern China in Global Imaginations
May 26, 2022 at 4 p.m. PDT | Register for In-Person Event | Register for Zoom Webinar
UC San Diego alum Joseph W. Ho from Albion College will share stories from his new book “Developing Mission,” which offers a transnational cultural history of U.S. and Chinese communities framed by missionary lenses through time and space – tracing the lives and afterlives of images, cameras and visual imaginations in modern China.

Low-Carbon Transition Challenges of Chinese SOEs
June 2, 2022 at 1 p.m. PDT | Register
Based on his new working paper on China's SOE transition pathways, Michael Davidson from UC San Diego will discuss the finances, assets and employment structure of coal businesses in major SOEs and identify pain points that will be faced as they engage in more detailed low-carbon transition planning.

Webinar Series

Watch the latest episode below; click the playlist icon on the top right to find previous episodes.

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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