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

Will China Save The Planet?
April 8, 2019 | Register
Leading China environmental expert Barbara Finamore, who is the Senior Strategic Director, Asia at the Natural Resources Defense Council, explains the fundamental economic and political challenges and incentives for China to transition into a low-carbon energy future. GPS Professor David Victor will moderate this discussion.

Reporting on Tiananmen: 30 Years Later
April 10, 2019 | Register
On this 30th year since the Tiananmen Square protests and crackdown, join us for a screening of an episode of the "Assignment: China" series on American media coverage of China. This episode focuses on the work of journalists covering the massive demonstrations that rocked Beijing in spring 1989. Journalist Mike Chinoy, former CNN Beijing Bureau Chief, will share his reflections. The event will be moderated by Paul Pickowicz, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History and Chinese Studies at UC San Diego.

China Tripping: Encountering the Everyday in the People's Republic

May 8, 2019 | Register
Covering nearly a half-century, “China Tripping” is the first anthology of reflections by influential experts on their cultural and social encounters in the People’s Republic. Editors Paul Pickowicz and Jeremy Murray will speak about the book project, with reflections from other China scholars at UC San Diego.

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.