Events Series

Critical Issues Confronting China Series

We are tremendously grateful to Mr. Lee Folger for generously supporting this event series since its inception in fall of 2013.

Critical Issues Confronting China is a weekly seminar series that was inaugurated in the fall of 2013. It is organized by Professor Ezra F. Vogel, Professor William Hsiao, and Dr. William Overholt and co-sponsored by the Harvard University Asia Center and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. The purpose of the series is to consider the complex issues China is presently facing and to view them in a comprehensive manner, including political, economic, and social perspectives. In addition, invited speakers will examine the issues in a broader cultural and historical setting and look at the range of choices Chinese leaders might make to respond to the challenges and opportunities they confront.

Spring 2019

Trump as China's Friend?

May 8, 2019

Speaker: Henny Sender, Financial Times

Why Law Matters in Taiwan

May 1, 2019

Speaker: Margaret K. Lewis, Seton Hall University School of Law

China and Europe: Potential Partners of Systemic Rivals?

April 24, 2019

Speaker: Philippe Le Corre, Harvard Kennedy School

The Military Dimension of Sino-American Strategic Competition

April 17, 2019

Speaker: Karl Eikenberry, Stanford University

Managing Local Cadres

April 10, 2019

Speaker: Jessica Teets, Middlebury College

Xi Jinping's Anticorruption Campaign

April 3, 2019

Speaker: Melanie Manion, Duke University

China's Middle Class Families: Catching up with the West

March 27, 2019

Speaker: Terry Sicular, Western University

The State Strikes Back: The End of Economic Reform in China?

March 13, 2019

Speaker: Nicholas Lardy, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Technological Innovation: Exploring Chinese Models

March 6, 2019

Speaker: Yu Zhou, Vasser College

China's Pursuit of Soft Power in the Era of Donald Trump and Xi Jinping

February 27, 2019

Speaker: Stanley Rosen, University of Southern California

Who will Lead? China and the World of Universities in the 21st Century

February 20, 2019

Speaker: William Kirby, Harvard Business School

Feeding the Poor: Food and Welfare in the PRC

February 13, 2019

Speaker: Nara Dillon, Harvard University

The Rise of the Chinese Navy: What it means for East Asia and the United States

February 6, 2019

Speaker: Robert Ross, Boston College

Fall 2018

A Few Questions As We Barrel Toward the Brink: Has the United States Thought Through its Competition with China?

December 12, 2018

Speaker: Robert Daly, Director, Wilson Center’s Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

Living with the U.S.: What Would Fairbank Advise?

December 5, 2018

Speaker: Paul Evans, University of British Columbia

THE POWER OF CHINA’S BUREAUCRACY: THROUGH THE HEALTH SECTOR LENS

November 28, 2018

Speaker: William Hsiao, K.T. Li Research Professor of Economics in Department of Health Policy and Management and Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health

A NEW ERA IN US-CHINA RELATIONS: MALICIOUS COEXISTENCE AMIDST A PHONY PEACE?

November 14, 2018

Speaker: Amb. Chas W. Freeman, Jr., Chair, Projects International, Inc.

TRADE WAR AND CHINA’S NEW PHASE OF DEVELOPMENT

November 7, 2018

Speaker: Fan Gang, professor at the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and at the Peking University HSBC Business School, as well as the director of China’s National Economic Research Institute (NERI).

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE WITH CHINESE CHARACTERISTICS

October 31, 2018

Speaker: Jeffrey R. Williams, Harvard Kennedy School

CONSUMING BELIEF: HAN CHINESE PRACTITIONERS OF TIBETAN BUDDHISM IN THE PRC

October 24, 2018

Speaker: John Osburg, University of Rochester

MYTHS IN SINO-AMERICAN RELATIONS

October 17, 2018

Speaker: William Overholt, President, Fung Global Institute; Senior Research Fellow Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

EXTERNALIZING FRAGMENTED AUTHORITARIANISM: USING HISTORY TO ANTICIPATE CHALLENGES FOR BELT AND ROAD

October 10, 2018

Speaker: Andrew Mertha, George and Sadie Hyman Professor and Director of China Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University

XI’S POLICY CHALLENGES: SOME QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION

October 3, 2018

Speaker: Tony Saich, Harvard Kennedy School

IS CHINA READY FOR THE INTERNATIONAL MAJOR LEAGUES?”

September 26, 2018

Speaker: Ambassador Frank Lavin, CEO of Export Now

THE FEMINIST AWAKENING IN CHINA

September 19, 2018

Speaker: Leta Hong Fincher, Author

BUSINESS AND THE STATE

September 12, 2018

Speaker: David Barboza, The New York Times

2013-2018

From 2013-2017 the Critical Issues Confronting China series was run by the Harvard University Asia Center. Below are the series summaries, published each year by the Asia Center.

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

Modern China History Series

Focusing on the post-1949 history of China, scholars present their latest research on a range of historical topics. Organized by Professor Arunabh Ghosh.

Spring 2019

Vast Ocean, Small People: The Aborigines of Taiwan

May 7, 2019

Speaker: Wen-hsin Yeh, University of California at Berkeley

Chinese Trade Wars in Historical Perspective— No Great Wall: Trade, Tariffs, and Nationalism in Republican China, 1927-1945

April 23, 2019

Speaker: Felix Boecking, University of Edinburgh

Navigating Semi-Colonialism: Shipping, Sovereignty, and Nation-Building in China 1860-1937

March 26, 2019

Speaker: Anne Reinhardt, Williams College

Transnational Science in Modern China: From May Fourth to the Cold War and Beyond

February 13, 2019

Speaker: Zuoyue Wang, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Fall 2018

New Exhibitions and China’s Cultural Revolution: Rethinking Class, Material, Culture, and Propaganda

November 13, 2018

Speaker: Denise Ho, Yale University

India, China, and the World: A Connected History

October 2, 2018

Speaker: Tansen Sen, New York University Shanghai

Liberation through Labor? The Urban Commune Experiment in Beijing

September 26, 2018

Speaker: Fabio Lanza, University of Arizona

The End of Concern: Maoist China, Activism, and Asian Studies

September 25, 2018

Speakers: Fabio Lanza, University of Arizona; Ellen Schrecker, Yeshiva University; Andrew Gordon, Harvard University; Joseph Esherick, University of California San Diego; Sugata Bose, Harvard University; Lien-Hang Nguyen, Columbia University; Bruce Cumings, University of Chicago

A History of Legal Lessons: Law, Propaganda, and the State in Socialist China

September 11, 2018

Speaker: Jennifer Altehenger, King's College London

Spring 2017

Can Computation Change the Study of Chinese Culture and History?

May 8, 2017

Speaker: Richard Jean So, University of Chicago

Ryōdōraku (良導絡) in New China: Sino-Japanese Medical Exchange in the 1950s and the Role of Machines in East Asian Medical Modernity

April 18, 2017

Speaker: Ruth Rogaski, Vanderbilt University

Governing the Souls of Chinese Modernity

April 10, 2017

Speaker: Andrew Kipnis, The Australian National University

The Significance of the Frontier in Twentieth Century Chinese History

March 21, 2017

Speaker: Shellen Wu, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Doubts About the Chinese Current of “Doubting Antiquity” and its Critics

March 7, 2017

Speaker: Rudolf G. Wagner, Fairbank Center Associate at Harvard University, and Cluster Asia and Europe Associate at Heidelberg University, Germany

Collecting and Using Diaries and the Writing of PRC History

February 14, 2017

Speaker: Fan Shitao, Beijing Normal University

Fall 2016

The First World War and the Idea of “China”

November 16, 2016

Speaker: Xu Guoqi, University of Hong Kong

Varieties of Chinese Utopianism, 1900-1940

October 20, 2016

Speaker: Peter Zarrow, University of Connecticut

China Economy Series

This new lecture series aims to further the Fairbank Center community’s understanding of key influences in contemporary Chinese economics and business. Organized by Professor Meg Rithmire.

Fall 2019

US-China Trade Negotiations: No Perpetual Friends or Enemies, Only Perpetual Interests

September 11, 2019
Speaker: Craig Allen, President of US-China Business Council

Spring 2019

Rural Secondary Education During the Cultural Revolution: The Untold Story

April 22, 2019
Speaker: Terry Sicular, The University of Western Ontario

The Future of US-China Technology Competition

April 4, 2019
Speaker: Adam Segal, Council of Foreign Relations

The State Strikes Back: The End of Economic Reform in China?

March 13, 2019
Speaker: Nicholas Lardy, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Chinese Investment: State-Owned Enterprises Stop Globalizing, for the Moment

February 19, 2019
Speaker: Derek Scissors, American Enterprise Institute

Fall 2018

40 Years of Economic Reform and Opening: Achievements and Challenges

November 8, 2018
Speakers: Li Shi, Beijing Normal University; Tao Ran, Renmin University of China; Qin Qianhong, Wuhan University

Trade War and China’s New Phase of Development

November 7, 2018
Speaker: Fan Gang, Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the Peking University HSBC Business School

40 Years of Opening and Reform: A Comprehensive View – Politics, Law, Thought, Culture, Society

November 5, 2018
Speakers: Ren Jiantao, Tsinghua University; He Weifang, Peking University; Xiao Gongqin, Shanghai Normal University; Rong Jian, Independent Scholar

Corporate Governance with Chinese Characteristics

October 31, 2018
Speaker: Jeffrey R. Williams, Harvard Kennedy School

Is China Ready for the International Major Leagues?

September 26, 2018
Speaker: Frank Lavin, CEO of Export Now

Spring 2018

PROTECTIVE UMBRELLA: HOW FACTIONAL TIES ATTENUATED THE IMPACT OF AN ANTI-CORRUPTION CAMPAIGN IN CHINA

April 24, 2018
Speaker: Victor Shih, University of California San Diego

CHINA’S GREAT GAMBLE

March 29, 2018
Speaker: Barry Naughton, University of California San Diego

Fall 2017

China's Venture Capital Industry: Examining its Role in Funding Start-Ups

December 12, 2017
Speaker: Yasheng Huang, International Program Professor in Chinese Economy and Business and Professor of Global Economics and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management

Gender Studies Workshop

China scholars in various disciplines and time periods examine the significance of gender in social, cultural, economic, and political contexts. Organized by Center Associate, Professor Ellen Widmer, Wellesley College.

Spring 2020

GENDER AND PERFORMANCE

April 24, 2020

Spring 2019

IMAGES, OBJECTS, AND GENDER IN CHINA

April 26, 2019

12:45-1 p.m.    Welcoming remarks

First Panel

Moderator:     Catherine Vance Yeh

1-1:30p.m.       Jeehee Hong,  “ ‘Gender’ and Affect in Song Faces”

1:30-2p.m.       Mao Wen-Fang,  “The Object and the Beauty in Painting: the Metaphorical Viewing and Lyrical Interpretations of Portrait Texts in the Modes of ‘San hao三好’ (three good things) and ‘Lang yu li郎與麗’ (gentleman and beauty) of Ming-Qing Times”

2-2:30p.m.       Daisy Yiyou Wang, “Portraying Chinese Women: Gender and Ethnicity in Nineteenth-Century Photography”

2:30-3p.m.       Discussion

3-3:30p.m.       Break


Second Panel

Moderator:     Wai-yee Li

3:30-4p.m.       Man Xu, “ Sedan Chairs, Carriages, and Veils: Women’s Use of Vehicles in the Song Dynasty”

4-4:30p.m.       Judith T. Zeitlin, “Pipa vs Qin: Contesting the Gender of Musical Instruments in Seventeenth-Century China”

4:30-5p.m.       Yulian Wu, “Jade Thumb Ring: Object, Skill, and Manchu Masculinity in Eighteenth-Century China”

5-5:30p.m.       Discussion

Spring 2018

GENDER AND FRIENDSHIP IN CHINA

May 4, 2018

First Panel:
Moderator: Wai-yee Li, Harvard University
Zhou Yiqun, Stanford University
Hu Ying, University of California Irvine
Ellen Widmer, Wellesley College

Second Panel:
Moderator: Xu Man, Tufts University
Haiyan Lee, Stanford University
Catherine Vance Yeh, Boston University
Eileen Chow, Duke University

The Birth of Chinese Feminism

Rebecca E. Karl, New York University

Dorothy Ko, Barnard College

Lydia H. Liu, Columbia University

Ellen Rooney, Brown University

Ellen Widmer, Wellesley College

Rice Queens, Snakeheads, and Green Cards: HIV and Gay Male Subjectivity in NYC Chinatowns

Katherine A. Mason, Brown University

Gender and Hybridity: Shanghai Eurasians in the 1920s and 1930s

Emma Teng, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Political Reform as National Pastime: Staging Peking Opera’s New Tragic Heroines

Catherine Yeh, Boston University
Wai-yee Li, Harvard University

Spring 2017

WOMEN AND FRIENDSHIP IN DYNASTIC CHINA

April 28, 2017

Participants:
Beverly Bossler
, University of California, Davis
Ron Egan, Stanford University
Grace Fong, McGill University
Eileen Chow, Duke University
Maram Epstein, University of Oregon
Xu Man, Tufts University

Organized by:
Wai Yee Li
, Harvard University
Ellen Widmer, Wellesley College

AGENDA

12:45-1:00 p.m.   Welcoming remarks

First Panel
Chair:              Wai-yee Li
Discussant:     Xu Man

1:00-1:30 p.m.      Beverly Bossler, “Terms of Endearment: Expressions of Love and Affection in Song China”
1:30-2:00 p.m.      Ronald Egan, “Friendship in Li Qingzhao’s Writings”
2:00-2:30 p.m.      Ellen Widmer,  “A Friend and a Patron: Hu Zixia’s Contribution to the Life and Work of Wang Duanshu”
2:30-3:00 p.m.      Discussion

3:00-3:30 p.m.      Break

Second Panel
Chair:              Ellen Widmer
Discussant:     Eileen Chow

3:30-4:00 p.m.      Grace Fong, “In the Absence of Discourse: Articulations of Female Friendship in Late Imperial China”
4:00-4:30 p.m.      Maram Epstein, “Women’s Routes to Personhood in Nineteenth Century Chinese Fiction: Friendship, Filial Piety, and Daoist Transcendence”
4:30-5:00 p.m.      Wai-yee Li, “Friendship in the World of Late Ming Courtesans”
5:00-5:30 p.m.      Discussion

China Humanities Seminar

This seminar series addresses Chinese literature, history, philosophy, religion, art history, and the performing arts. Organized by Professor James Robson.

Fall 2019

Losing the Way in the City: Cities and Intellectual Crisis in Eleventh-Century China

October 7, 2019
Speaker: Christian de Pee, University of Michigan

The Anomaly of Tang Zhongzong 唐中宗 (r. 684 and 705-710) and the Dynamics of Tang History

September 30, 2019
Speaker:Anthony DeBlasi, University at Albany, State University of New York

Postimperial Metageographies of Early Medieval China

September 16, 2019
Speaker: Jon Felt, Brigham Young University

Spring 2019

“THE STORY OF THE STONE” AND THE VISUAL CULTURE OF THE MANCHU COURT

April 22, 2019
Speaker: Wei Shang, Columbia University

THE VISION TO RESTORE THE EMPIRE: MANUFACTURING MONARCHY AND EMPIRE IN THE EARLY 4TH CENTURY

April 1, 2019
Speaker: Matthew Wells, University of Kentucky

Fall 2018

FAKE NEWS, GENUINE WORDS: THE POWER DYNAMIC OF LITERATURE IN EARLY MEDIEVAL CHINA

November 26, 2018
Speaker: Meow Hui Goh, Ohio State University

THE RESISTANT SOUTH: SKETCHING A HISTORY OF THE WU PEOPLE IN THE FIRST MILLENNIUM CE

November 12, 2018
Speaker: Andrew Chittick, Eckerd College

RETHINKING THE STRUCTURE AND TYPOLOGY OF LITURGICAL TEXTS FROM DUNHUANG

October 29, 2018
Speaker: Hao Chunwen, Senior Professor, Capital Normal University

THE EXAMINED SUBJECT AND THE NATURAL SELF IN THE EIGHT-LEGGED ESSAY

October 15, 2018
Speaker: Alex des Forges, University of Massachusetts – Boston

FAMILIES DIVIDED: MIGRATION AND THOSE LEFT BEHIND IN FIFTH- AND SIXTH-CENTURY CHINA

October 1, 2018
Speaker: Wen-Yi Huang, An Wang Post-Doctoral Fellow, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University

Spring 2018

SEEKING PATTERNS: CLOSE AND DISTANT READINGS OF TWO COLLECTIONS OF TANG 唐 (618-907) DYNASTY ANECDOTES

May 7, 2018
Speaker: Amelia Ying Qin, An Wang Post Doctoral Fellow, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

THINKING SMALL IN THE LITERARY COSMOS

March 26, 2018
Speaker: Jing Tsu, Yale University

WHEN FANTASTIC NARRATIVE ENCOUNTERS EMPIRICAL KNOWLEDGE: IMAGINING THE WORLD IN “THE EUNUCH SANBAO’S VOYAGE TO THE WESTERN OCEAN”

March 19, 2018
Speaker: Evelyn (Chiung-yun) Liu, Academia Sinica, HYI Visiting Scholar

REPENTANCE IN THE FORMATION OF CHINESE BUDDHISM

March 5, 2018
Speaker: Eric Greene, Yale University

Personal Moments in Medieval Chinese Poetry

January 29, 2018
Speaker: Paul W. Kroll, University of Colorado

Fall 2017

Enchanting Huashan in the Global Spiritual Circuit: Intersecting Modes of Making Sacred Space

November 17, 2017
Speaker: David Palmer, University of Hong Kong; Elijah Siegler, College of Charleston

Huaben and the Mind

October 23, 2017
Speaker: Tina Lu, Yale University

Emergent Visions in Independent Chinese Cinema

The Emergent Visions series introduces compelling independent documentary films. The films evince a distinct cinematic vision and share a commitment to serve as witness to the rapid changes taking place in China today. Organized by Professor Jie Li

Fall 2019

Film Screening and Panel Discussion – “One Child Nation”

November 5, 2019
Panel Discussion: Jialing Zhang, Co-Director of "One Child Nation"; Mable Chan, Founder of China Personified; Susan Greenhalgh, Harvard University; Jie Li, Harvard Univeristy; Karen Thornber, Harvard University

Spring 2019

Film Screening and Discussion with Director Hu Jie – The Spark

April 9, 2019
Speaker: Hu Jie, Director

Film Screening – The Stormy Night by Zhu Shouju

March 2, 2019
Speaker: Shi Chuan of The Shanghai Theater Academy, Shanghai Film Association, and Shanghai Film Museum

Spring 2018

FILM SCREENING of AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL

May 1, 2018

FILM SCREENING and Discussion of KNIFE IN THE CLEAR WATER

April 6, 2018
Speaker: Peng Hai, Ph.D. Candidate in Chinese Film History at Harvard

China's Van Goghs

March 20, 2018
Kiki Tianqi Yu, Producer and Director. Moderated by Benny Shaffer, PhD Candidate in Media Anthropology

Fall 2017

Taiwan Studies Workshop

Guest speakers address the politics, society, and history of Taiwan by bringing together scholars and practitioners who work closely with Taiwan and cross-strait issues. Organized by Center Associate, Professor Steven Goldstein, Smith College.

Spring 2019

The Taiwan Relations Act at Forty

April 15, 2019
Speaker: Douglas Paal, Distinguished Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Fall 2018

The Taiwan Elections of 2018: Implications for the Future

December 6, 2018
Panelists:
Ming-sho Ho, National Taiwan University
Chang-ling Huang, National Taiwan University
Steven Goldstein, Sophia Smith Professor of Government, Smith College

Spring 2018

STALEMATE ACROSS THE TAIWAN STRAIT: A TRIP REPORT

March 5, 2018
Speakers:
Michael Szonyi, Director, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies
Steven Goldstein, Sophia Smith Professor of Government, Emeritus, Smith College
Robert Ross, Professor of Political Science, Boston College

Taiwan’s Evolving Position on the South China Sea: Daylight Between Taiwan and China?

Lynn Kuok, Brookings Institution

Spring 2017

Taiwan Studies: New Directions and Connections

April 7-8, 2017
Discussants: David der-wei Wang, Michelle Yeh, Michael Berry, Mei Chia-ling

Cross-Strait Relations in the Trump Era

February 7, 2017
Speakers:
Joseph Fewsmith, Fairbank Center Associate, Professor of International Relations and Political Science at Boston University
Steven Goldstein, Fairbank Center Associate, Sophia Smith Professor Emeritus, Smith College
Alan Romberg, Distinguished Fellow and the Director of the East Asia program at Stimson Center
Robert S. Ross, Fairbank Center Associate, Professor of Political Science at Boston College

Environment in Asia Series

The Fairbank Center sponsors a lecture series focusing on the myriad issues affecting Asia's changing environment.

Environment and Asia Event

Spring 2019

Symbolic Legitimacy and Chinese Environmental Reform

February 25, 2018
Speaker: Alex Wang, UCLA

Environmental Geographies of the Mongol Empire

February 8, 2019
Speaker: Christopher Atwood, University of Pennsylvania

Fall 2018

The Natural and Unnatural History of the Yellow River

December 3, 2018
Speaker: Ruth Mostern, University of Pittsburgh

Nature for Nurture: Environmental Education, Nature Experience, and the Healthy Chinese Child

September 13, 2018
Speaker: Robert Efird, Seattle University

Spring 2018

Chinese Food: Culture, Economy, and Ecology

April 27-28, 2018
Organizers: Ling Zhang, Boston College; Elizabeth Lord, Harvard University
Speakers:
E. N. Anderson, University of California, Riverside
Abigail Coplin, Yale University
Robban Toleno, Columbia University
Peter Perdue, Yale University
Mindi Schneider, Erasmus Graduate School of Social Sciences and the Humanities
Mark Frank, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Brendan A. Galipeau, Rice University
Elizabeth Lord, Harvard University
Alexander F. Day, Occidental College
Ellen Oxfeld, Middlebury College
Miranda Brown, University of Michigan
Caroline Merrifield, Yale University
Jin Feng, Grinnell College
Benny Shaffer, Harvard University
Eileen Chow, Duke University

Those Waters Giving Way

March 7, 2018
Speaker: Michael Cherney (Qiu Mai)

Fall 2017

CHINA’S DAIRY CENTURY – MAKING, DRINKING AND DREAMING OF MILK

November 6, 2017
Speaker: Thomas DuBois, Modern China Historian

Spring 2017

Ecologies of Enclosure: Reconfiguring the Black Soldier Fly for Urban Waste Management in Guangzhou

April 28, 2017
Speaker: Amy Zhang, Fairbank Center, An Wang Postdoctoral Fellow

Layer upon Layer: Experience, Ecology, Engineering, Heritage, and (most of all) History in the Making of China’s Agricultural Terraces

April 17, 2017
Speaker: Sigrid Schmalzer, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Ancestral Halls: Their Life After Death

March 21, 2017
Speaker: Joseph McDermott, University of Cambridge

On the Rare Earth Frontier: How and Where We Acquire the Elements of our Possible Futures

February 6, 2017
Speaker: Julie Klinger, Boston University

Fairbank Center Lectures

The Fairbank Center additionally sponsors occasional presentations by scholars outside of our established lecture series.

Hainan Airlines and the Global Expansion of Chinese Businesses

Chen Feng, HNA Group; Sponsored by the Harvard China Fund

Film Screening: “Mr. Deng Goes to Washington”

Fu Hongxing

 The Cultural Revolution: A People’s History, 1962–1976

Frank Dikötter, University of Hong Kong

‘Not So Fast, Thucydides!’ Reasons to be Cheerful About the South China Sea

Bill Hayton, BBC News

Identifying with a ‘Rising China’? Overseas Chinese Student Nationalism

Rowena Xiaoqing He, Saint Michael’s College

The Limits of Chinese Influence in East Asia: Status Seeking and Rising Power Stagnation

Björn Jerdén, Stockholm University

Going Global, The ‘Wanda’ Way

Wang Jianlin, Dalian Wanda Group

John Birch, China, and the Cold War

Terry Lautz, Syracuse University

Influential Trends and Developments in the Study of Imperial China

Research Institute for Chinese Historical Studies

Beijing Normal University

A roundtable discussion with a delegation of scholars

New Research Findings on the Great Leap Forward Famine: Understanding Mao’s Great Famine through the Voices of Survivors in Anhui Province

Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr., Brandeis University

Sun Feiyu, Beijing University

Lu Huilin, Beijing University

China’s Turning Point: The Ichigo Campaign of 1944

Hans van de Ven, University of Cambridge

Xi Jinping Briefing

Ezra Vogel, Mark Elliott, Meg Rithmire, Ya-Wen Lei, and William Kirby

The Free Flow of Communication Between High and Low: The Shenbao as Platform for Yangwu Discussions on Political Reform 1872–1895

Rudolf Wagner, University of Heidelberg

Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies