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Thirty Years of China-US Relations: Analytical Approaches and Contemporary Issues


Environmental Protection Policy and Experience in the US and China's Western Regions


China's Environmental Crisis: Domestic and Global Political Impacts and Responses



China in Search of a Harmonious Society


Harmonious World and China's New Foreign Policy


Challenges Facing Chinese Political Development


New Dimensions of Chinese Foreign Policy


The Political Economy of Asian Transition from Communism


China's "Peaceful Rise" in the 21st Century


China in the Twenty-First Century


Post-Mao China: from Totalitarianism to Authoritarianism?

 

NEWS & EVENTS

China in 2010: Legacies of the Past, Prospects for the Future (March 5, 2010)

Date:     March 5th (Friday)
Time:    1:30 - 3:30pm
Venue:  HSS 135

China in 2010: Legacies of the Past, Prospects for the Future
by Jeffrey Wasserstrom

This illustrated talk, by an academic China specialist who also writes regularly for newspapers and magazines, will explore recent changes in Chinese politics and culture and the shifting place of the PRC in the global order.  Drawing on material from the presenter's forthcoming book, /China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know/ (to be published by Oxford on April 14) and on experiences he has had during his frequent trips to Asia, the speaker will deal with topics such as: changing patterns of protest in Chinese cities, the impact and meaning of the Beijing Olympics and the 2010 Shanghai Expo, the shifting role of the Internet as a factor in society and politics, and American hopes for and fears of China from the days of the Boxers to the present.  The talk will be informed by historical perspective but zero in on issues of the moment, at a time when China's impact on and engagement with the world is increasing dramatically and relations between Beijing and Washington are growing more and more complex.

About the speaker:
Jeffrey Wasserstrom is a Professor of Chinese History at the University of California, Irvine, and the Editor of the Journal of Asian Studies.  He was educated at UC Santa Cruz (B.A.), Harvard (M.A.) and Berkeley (PhD), as well as at the University of London and Fudan University in Shanghai (no degree).  He is the author of four books, including last year's /Global Shanghai, 1850-2010, /and the forthcoming /China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know, /and is the editor or co-editor of several others.  His commentaries and reviews have appeared in many newspapers (such as the /Los Angeles Times/), magazines (including /Foreign Policy,/ the /Nation, /and both /Time/ and /Newsweek/), and blogs (he's a regular contributor to the "Huffington Post" and to "The China Beat," an online publication he helped found).  He has been interviewed about China by NPR's "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered" and travels regularly to the PRC.

 

Three Joint International Conference in Beijing and Shanghai (March 24-25, 27-28, 29, 2009)

1. SFSU Center for US-China Policy Studies held a joint conference on "Environmental Protection Policy: The Impact of National and Local Policy on the Western Region -- US and China Experience" with Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)'s Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology from March 24-25, 2009. Professors Qian Guo, Barbara Holzman and Xiaohang Liu from the Department of Geography and Human Environmental Studies, Professor Sheldon Gen from the Department of Public Administration, and Professor Gary Pahl of the Department of Anthropology, attended and delivered papers at the conference. Also in attendance were Professor Sujian Guo of the Department of Political Science and Director of the Center for U.S.-China Policy Studies and Joel Kassiola, Dean of the College of the Behavioral and Social Sciences, who gave the Opening Remarks, Closing Remarks, and Commentaries of the BSS faculty's conference papers. More to be updated.

2. SFSU Center for US-China Policy Studies held a joint conference on "Grassroots Democracy and Community Governance" with Shanghai Normal University College of Law and Politics from March 27-28, 2009. Professor Sujian Guo, Director of CUSCPS, gave the opening remarks. He also chaired a panel and gave commentaries of papers. More to be updated.

3. SFSU Center for US-China Policy Studies held a joint roundtable conference on "Political Science and Chinese Political Studies" with Fudan University National Institute of Advanced Study in Social Sciences, Shanghai on March 29, 2009. More to be updated.

 

Guo invited to attend the Fudan-IAS inauguration & advanced forum at Fudan University (Dec. 5-9, 2008)

In December 5-9, 2008, Dr. Sujian Guo was invited to attend the inauguration ceremony of Fudan University National Institute of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (Fudan-IAS) and the Advanced Forum on “Social Sciences in an Era of Globalization.” The Forum brought together over 150 distinguished scholars across all social science disciplines from both within and outside China, and there scholars exchanged their views on the development of China’s social science tradition, theories, and methods, and how China’s social sciences can further integrate into the world’ social sciences while retaining and developing its distinct tradition and making a contribution to the world’s social sciences in the era of globalization.      

At the Forum, Dr. Guo delivered a talk, served as a panel chair and discussant, and networked with scholars from both within and outside China.  There, Guo was appointed as an adjunct professor of Fudan-IAS, which has entered an agreement with CUSCPS for future cooperation and academic exchange. Dean Deng Zhenglai of Fudan-IAS issued an official certificate of this appointment. More details about the Advanced Forum

After the Forum, Guo was also invited to deliver a talk on “Post-U.S. Election Analysis” at Fudan University Center for Chinese Foreign Policy, and there he was appointed as a guest research fellow of the Center. Professor Ren Xiao, Director of the Center and Associate Dean of Fudan Institute of International Studies issued an official certificate of appointment.

 

Joint International Conference in Beijing (March 24-25, 2009)

SFSU Center for US-China Policy Studies will hold a joint conference on "Environmental Protection Policy: The Impact of National and Local Policy on the Western Region -- US and China Experience" with Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)'s Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology from March 24-25, 2009. More details

 

Joint International Conference in Shanghai (March 27-28, 2009)

SFSU Center for US-China Policy Studies will hold a joint conference on "Grassroots Democracy and Community Governance" with Shanghai Normal University College of Law and Politics from March 27-28, 2009. More details

 

Successful Summer Program at Peking University (June 2008)

SF State and MSU students recently returned from a new summer program at Peking University, which was created and directed by Sujian Guo. The program was successfully launched and implemented in June. Read the featured story about this program and student comments on the program. Dean Kassiola attended the kick-off and the first week classes with the students. For more information about the PKU program, please visit the website: http://bss.sfsu.edu/pku/

 

Kassiola and Guo's Summer Academic Activity in China (June 2008)

In June 2008, Dr. Sujian Guo, Center Director, joined by Dean Joel Kassiola of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS), made a number of visits to Chinese institutions in China, including Peking University School of International Relations, School of Government and Public Administration, School of Environmental  Sciences, China Academy of Social Sciences, Central Bureau of Compilation and Translation of the CPC Central Committee. There, Kassiola and Guo met with institutional leaders, faculty and students, and explored opportunities for collaboration and exchange between institutions. Kassiola and Guo also gave talks on topics of their areas. Kassiola's speech was on environmental political theory and China's development and environment, and how China can become a world leader in green political thinking. Guo was also invited to give speeches on the cross-Taiwan Strait relations, China's peaceful rise, and Chinese economic system in transition at Wuhan University, Inner Mongolia University, and Shanghai Institute of Development. Guo and Kassiola were then headed to HK for an international conference on "Greater China in an Era of Globalization." Dr. Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, Associate Director, also participated, presented a paper, and chaired panels at the conference after his research trip to Russia and China.

 

A New Era: Hu Jintao Visits Japan (May 15, 2008)

Japan and China are renewing efforts to build stable, strategic ties for a stronger East Asia. Dr. Sujian Guo was invited to join a panel with Dr. T.J. Pempel of UC Berkeley to explore the complex bilateral relationship between Japan and China, the two leading powers in East Asia. The panel was organized by Japan Society, and the panel discussion was moderated by Dr. Uldis Kruze of University of San Francisco. The panel was co-sponsored by Asia Society, USF Center for the Pacific Rim, and World Affairs Council. More details

 

Talk on Taiwan post-Election and the Cross Taiwan Strait Relations (April 1, 2008)

The Center for US-China Policy Studies (CUSCPS) presents the panel "Taiwan's Presidential Election and Cross Taiwan Strait Relations" on Tuesday, April 1, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in HSS 151. Professor of Political Science Sujian Guo and Associate Professor of International Relations Jean-Marc F. Blanchard discussed the results of Taiwan’s presidential election, implications for the cross Taiwan Strait relations, challenges and opportunities facing the newly elected president on Taiwan, and U.S. Taiwan policy.  The event is open to the public. For more information, please visit the CUSCPS Web site at http://cuscps.sfsu.edu 

Talk on China's National People's Congress and its Implications (March 20, 2008)

The Center for US-China Policy Studies (CUSCPS) presents the panel "China's National People's Congress (NPC) and Its Implications" on Thursday, March 20,  from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in HSS 317. Professor of Political Science Sujian Guo and Associate Professor of International Relations Jean-Marc F. Blanchard discussed the 11th NPC's appointment and policy decisions and the implications of these appointments and decisions for China's domestic and foreign policies. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the CUSCPS Web site at http://cuscps.sfsu.edu 

Talk on Cross Taiwan Strait Crisis at North China University (November 9, 2007)

On November 9, 2007, Dr. Sujian Guo, CUSCPS Director, was invited to speak on the Taiwan issue and US-China relations at North China University in Beijing . During his visit, Dr. Guo met with Dr. Wang Xiaochun, President of the university, Dr. Qin Zhiyong, Dean of College of Law and Politics, Dr. Shi Wenzhong, Director of the Institute of Contemporary Culture Studies to explore further collaboration and exchange between CUSCPS and their centers and institutes in the future. 

 

 

The 17th Party Congress in China: Implications for China's Future Domestic and Foreign Policies

On November 2, 2007, the Center for U.S.-China Policy Studies (CUSCPS) organized a panel on the 17th Party Congress and its implications for China's future domestic and foreign policies, featuring Dr. Sujian Guo, Professor of Political Science and Director of CUSCPS and Dr. Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, Associate Professor of International Relations and Associate Director of CUSCPS. Professor Guo talked about the significance of the Party Congress, the new leadership, and its domestic and foreign policy strategies in the foreseeable future. Professor Blanchard talked about the implications of the 17th Party Congress for China's domestic and foreign economic policies as well as China's foreign energy security policies. Faculty, students, the SF bay area community, and local Chinese media reporters attended the event, which was held @ HSS 362, IR Briefing Theatre, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 94132.

 

Visit to Ministry of Foreign Affairs (left) and Seminar on Taiwan issue (right), September 2007

From September 14 to 20, 2007, Dr. Sujian Guo, CUSCPS Director, was invited to participate and speak at a series of seminars and workshops in Bejing organized by Global Forum of Chinese Political Scientists (GFCPS) in collaboration with Peking University and China Reform Forum. Seminars and workshops feature a rich blending of scholarly and policy analysis, China and overseas Chinese scholars, academic and governmental institutions, where a group of overseas Chinese scholars from the United States, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, and Taiwan to exchange their views with scholars and experts of top Chinese institutions in Beijing. Guo and his colleagues paid post-conference visits to Ministry of Foreign Affairs and China Association of International Strategy, and met with Vice Minister Zhang Yeshui and General Gong Xianfu to exchange views on the China-US relations in general and the Taiwan issue in particular, and explore opportunities for further collaboration and exchange in the future.  

 

CUSCPS Successfully Hosted an International Conference on Campus on July 14-15, 2007

The Center for US-China Policy Studies successfully hosted and co-sponsored with the BSS College and the Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Wong Foundation Ltd. Hong Kong an international conference of ACPS on "Harmonious World - China's Domestic and Foreign Policies" on July 14-15, 2007 at SFSU Towers Conference Center. For the information about keynote speakers, programs, papers, etc., please visit the conference website.

The nation's foremost China scholars, Professor Joseph Fewsmith and Professor Robert Ross, are featured keynote speakers, and they addressed China's pronounced domestic and foreign policy issues at the conference. Dean Kassiola delivered a welcome speech at the opening plenary on the dilemma of industrial civilization and China's development path in the 21st century and attended the two-day conference. Dr. Yenbo Wu, Associate Vice President for International Education, also attended the two-day conference and introduced Professor Joseph Fewsmith, one of the keynote speakers at the dinner banquet. Some of our faculty members, such as Professors Qian Guo, Kathy McAfee, and Wei Liang, also attended the conference. The conference received a wide coverage by local Chinese media, such as World Journal, Sing Tao Daily, Ming Pao, Qiao Bao, KTSF Ch. 26, etc. People from the SF bay area communities also attended the conference.

The above are some pictures taken at the conference. It was a great international gathering where ACPS members and distinguished China scholars from the United States, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Europe and elsewhere came together to exchange their views on the topics related to the broad theme of the conference and other important topics related to China.

"The World in 2050: China Superpower?" 

Peking University President Xu Zhihong

   

Director Helen Zheng, Shanghai Trade Admin

Chinese General Consulate in San Francisco 

CUCPS Host Meetings b/w China Liaoning NGO Delegation and NGO leaders in Bay Area

CUCPS Host Business Presentation Reception from China Dalian Lushun

 

CUSCPS Associates Meet with Professor Lin Dong from National Defense University of China

Dean may influence China environmental policy

Joel Kassiola, dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, and a group of five SF State faculty recently saw aspects of China that Americans, and even most of the country's citizens, rarely can access. With a provocative speech at the Chinese Central Party School in Beijing, Kassiola may also inspire the country's future development and environmental policies. 

 

SFSU creates Center for U.S.-China Policy Studies

The Center for U.S.-China Policy Studies, based in SF State's College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, will collaborate with Chinese institutions on research, training, scholarship and outreach.     

 

 

 

CUSCPS Associates Make Visit to China

In June 2006, Center for U.S.-China Policy Studies (CUSCPS) Officers and Associates, joined by Dean Joel Kassiola from the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS), made the CUSCPS’s first trip to China.  There, Dean Kassiola, Dr. Sujian Guo, Director of the CUSCPS, Dr. Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, Associate Director of the CUSCPS, Center Associates Dr. Xiaohang Liu, Dr. Robert Smith, and Dr. Yanchun Zhang participated in a major international conference in Beijing and paid visits to a number of top Chinese academic institutions to explore opportunities for collaboration and exchange between faculty and students at these universities and the CUSCPS, BSS, and the larger SFSU community.  Dean Kassiola and Dr. Blanchard also gave talks at several Chinese universities in Beijing and Shanghai.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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