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October 2019

Chinese Documentaries 2019 – International Symposium and Screenings

October 14, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Seuss Room, Geisel Library

Film scholars from Beijing Normal University and producers of the screened films will provide commentary at the Q&A after the screening of two films: A Purpose Built School (毛坦厂的日与夜)and The Story of Chuaner (人生一串).

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Photography Exhibit: China-Southeast Asia Border (Hosted by Geisel Library)

October 17, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Seuss Room, Geisel Library

Celebrate the opening of the exhibit by Scott Ezell - featuring a selection of photographs documenting the effects of hydroelectric dams, mines, and plantations on the China-Southeast Asia border region, and a performance of spoken word poetry and experimental music.

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November 2019

Ellsworth Lecture: Defining the Great Global Decoupling

November 4, 2019 @ 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Roth Auditorium, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine

Trade tensions and the deeper conflicts on technology, economy and geo-politics can lead to the possibility of China and America decoupling — creating two distinct, rival economic, technological, and political systems with their own spheres of influences. In the Eighth Robert F. Ellsworth Memorial Lecture, former Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd explains the arguments by American and Chinese hawks in this current dynamic and where they may take US-China relations.

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The Politics of Legal Regimes in China

November 14, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
GPS Room 3201

Is "ruling in accordance with law” a propaganda slogan or a real policy? In a comprehensive study of the workings of the Chinese legal system, William Hurst of Northwestern University offers a new way of understanding how cases are adjudicated in authoritarian settings in a conversation with Kwai Ng, UC San Diego expert on judicial decision-making in Mainland China and Hong Kong.

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2019 CHINA Town Hall

November 18, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Bishop’s School Teitelman Science Center, 7607 La Jolla Boulevard
San Diego, 92037 United States

Join communities across the U.S. for the thirteenth annual CHINA Town Hall that provides Americans a nuanced understanding of U.S.-China relations. A national webcast of a panel of China experts will be followed by a local town hall discussion.

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China’s Social Credit System and its Application to Civil Society

November 20, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
GPS Room 3203

Most discussion of the social credit system in China focuses on its application to individual citizens. Mark Sidel of the University of Wisconsin Law School presents evidence of how the Chinese government is beginning to use it to evaluate nonprofit and philanthropic organizations.

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December 2019

The Past and Future of Political Reform in China

December 2, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Great Hall, International House, UC San Diego La Jolla, CA 92093 United States

30 years on, activist Wang Dan reflects on the pro-democracy movement in 1989 and discusses prospects of reform of the Chinese Communist Party in the context of political corruption and social tensions, in a conversation with Professor Victor Shih.

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January 2020

Tales from Two Chinese Cities: Resistance in the Year of Anniversaries

January 9 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Great Hall, International House, UC San Diego La Jolla, CA 92093 United States

Geremie Barme, from ChinaHeritage.net and Australian National University, discusses the shadow of history on today’s China — focusing on the case of Xu Zhangrun at Tsinghua University in Beijing and the uprising in Hong Kong.

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The Xinjiang Crisis: Domestic and International Reactions

January 23 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Great Hall, International House, UC San Diego La Jolla, CA 92093 United States

A panel of experts will illuminate the economic, political and technological drivers of the repression of Uyghurs, a Muslim and Turkic-speaking ethnic group under mass surveillance and with more than a million detained by the Chinese government.

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February 2020

Between Competition and Cooperation: The Future of the U.S.-China Relationship

February 1 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
J.R. Beyster Auditorium, Rady School of Management, UC San Diego

In a public panel for the 2020 China Forum, former U.S. national security officials, including Stephen Hadley who is co-chair of the forum and James Steinberg, former deputy national security secretary of state, will share the stage with others to offer insights into how the U.S. and China can restrain competitive excesses, sustain cooperative energies and work out a modus vivendi given their increasingly divergent interests.

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