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

China’s Gilded Age [Webinar]
June 1, 2020 | Register
Why has China grown so fast for so long despite vast corruption? Will corruption lead to the CCP’s collapse? In “China’s Gilded Age: the Paradox of Economic Boom & Vast Corruption”, Yuen Yuen Ang challenges one-dimensional measures of corruption by unbundling the concept into four varieties: petty theft, grand theft, speed money and access money. Ang changes the way we think about corruption and capitalism, not only in China but around the world. Yuen Yuen Ang will discuss her new book with UC San Diego Professor Victor Shih in this webinar.

After a Sleepless Year: Hong Kong vs China [Webinar]
June 3, 2020 | Register
One year since Hong Kong’s anti-extradition movement began, Prof. Ching Kwan Lee analyzes the various frontlines of resistance beyond street protests, all in reaction to an increasingly repressive and aggressive Chinese regime. Lee highlights breakthroughs already achieved, the latest crackdown during the COVID-19 pandemic and envisions challenges ahead.

Covering China in the Age of Coronavirus [Webinar]
June 11, 2020 | Register
American journalists from three major newspapers were expelled from China in March, including from Hong Kong and Macao, in a series of escalating moves by the U.S. and China as bilateral relations spiraled further downward since the coronavirus outbreak. Susan Shirk interviews two reporters from The New York Times, Chris Buckley and Steven Lee Myers, about their last reporting trips before leaving China, the impact of the epidemic on Chinese politics, and how the U.S. and China might resolve the clash over journalists’ access.

Upcoming Events Calendar

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.