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Lightning Talks, Presented by Student Researchers at China Data Lab


Working with data on China can be messy. In these short (~5 minute) talks, student researchers at UC San Diego will present problems and solutions for capturing, making legible, and analyzing unstructured data from different corners of China research on campus. Methods include high-volume scraping, textual analysis, image recognition, OCR, and more! Hosted by: Michael […]

Careers in China


China Focus and GPS Career Services have collaborated to organize an exciting event to wrap up the winter quarter. Join us for a discussion with GPS alums about what it is like to work in China! Learn how they navigated the China job market and landed positions in different fields, using their UCSD degrees and […]

Online Chinese Employer Recruitment Talks


The GPS Career Services team recently paid for membership to become part of the American University China Association, which allows UCSD students to have access to this association’s career fairs, employer talks, professional development sessions, and job postings. Most companies require Mandarin language skills at the level of working professional. The first event begins on 3/16, […]

Race and Global China: Sino-Black Relations


In a webinar hosted by the 21st Century China Center, Professor Keisha Brown of Tennessee State University will address the role of race in U.S.-China relations through the lens of Sino-Black relations. In tracing the historical connections of these transnational relations, Brown hopes to provide tools for thinking critically about the impact of ideas of […]

What’s the word on the street? Unpacking Kenyan street-level discourses on China


In this webinar hosted by the 21st Century China Center, Anita Plummer, assistant professor in the Department of African Studies at Howard University, will discuss how in recent decades, Kenya has witnessed profound changes in its local economic, cultural and environmental landscapes resulting from its interactions with diverse actors from China. Coastal artisanal fishers are […]

Chinese Antitrust Exceptionalism


China’s rise as an economic superpower has caused growing anxieties in the West. Europe is now applying stricter scrutiny over takeovers by Chinese state-owned giants, while the United States is imposing sanctions on leading Chinese technology firms such as Huawei, TikTok and WeChat. Given the escalating geopolitical tensions between China and the West, are there […]

Remains of the Everyday: A Century of Recycling in Beijing


At a webinar hosted by the 21st Century China Center and the UC San Diego Chinese Studies Program, Joshua Goldstein of USC will present his new book looking at the history of the recycling industry in China. “Remains of the Everyday” traces the changing material culture and industrial ecology of China through the lens of […]

A Third Way: The Origins of China’s Economic Strategy


Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of New Hampshire Dr. Lawrence C. Reardon will introduce his new book and research findings at this webinar, hosted by the 21st Century China Center. He meticulously traces the evolution of the coastal development strategy, starting with special economic zones in 1979 and evolving into the fourteen […]

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: China Focus Editor and Digital Media Manager Positions

The 21st Century China Center (21CCC) is seeking to hire an Editor-in-Chief and Digital Media Manager for China Focus! All current first-year GPS students are eligible to apply. The deadline has been extended to Monday, May 10, 2021. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter expressing their qualifications to    Job Description for the Editor […]

My Old Home: A Novel of Exile


The 21st Century China Center has arranged for Orville Schell of the Asia Society to lead a webinar discussing his debut novel “My Old Home: A Novel of Exile.” The book delves into the complexities of people whose lives have been historically upended by the tumult of political change, the pain of migration, and the […]

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