Seminars

Upcoming

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Time and place: Nov. 3, 2021 3:00 PM4:30 PM, Zoom (sign up)

China’s rise to superpower status is the most important geopolitical change of our time. On November 3rd we are excited to host two international experts on this topic, Elizabeth Economy and Shaun Breslin, in discussion with China correspondent for the New York Times, Amy Qin. 

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Time and place: Dec. 1, 2021 3:00 PM4:30 PM, Zoom (sign up)

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is one of China’s most discussed foreign policy initiatives. What is the BRI? How does it influence other countries? How is the BRI related to other road imaginaries, such as the ancient Silk Roads and Tea Horse Road?

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Time and place: Oct. 6, 2021 3:00 PM4:30 PM, Zoom (sign up)

‘Common prosperity’ is an important goal for the future development of the Chinese economy. This is a response to several decades of increasing inequality during the reform era. Which groups of the Chinese population have so far missed out on the advantages of rapid economic growth? What is their situation?

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Time and place: Sep. 8, 2021 3:00 PM4:30 PM, Zoom (sign up)

China’s economic reforms have caused rapid growth for a period of forty years. The Chinese Communist Party’s gradualist approach to reform was not inevitable. What were the alternative routes and why were they abandoned? What new obstacles for further Chinese economic development may change its future course?

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Time and place: May 5, 2021 3:00 PM4:30 PM, Zoom (sign up)

China both sends and hosts high numbers of international students. Is education a means to become cosmopolitan? How is China's place in the global educational landscape changing after Covid?     

Image of a restaurant in Nansha, Guangzhou, China. Text in Chinese: The Greater bay Area walking Towards the World.
Time and place: Apr. 7, 2021 3:00 PM4:30 PM, Zoom (sign up)

The growth of the Greater Bay Area in South China is still heavily reliant on the access to cheap labor. This seminar examines the role of labor brokers in shaping rural-urban labor migration in China.  

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Time and place: Mar. 3, 2021 3:00 PM4:30 PM, Zoom (sign up)

China’s global economic and political power has expanded. How will China use its new position to change the world? How does the country’s rise change its self-perception?

Image of a restaurant in Nansha, Guangzhou, China. Text in Chinese: The Greater bay Area walking Towards the World.
Time and place: Feb. 3, 2021 3:00 PM4:30 PM, Zoom (sign up)

Shenzhen was declared China’s first special economic zone 40 years ago. Which path does the city take? What is its role as a development model today?