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Sinosphere Journal Submission Window Opens

Sinosphere is seeking original graduate student research papers on China-related topics. For more details on contributor eligibility and paper requirements, please visit    The submission window closes on January 31st at 11:59 pm PT.    Contact the Editorial Team at for questions!    

A Theory of Power Structure and Political Stability: China vs. Europe Revisited


Join the China Research Workshop hosted by the 21st Century China Center, featuring a presentation by Yang Xie, an Assistant Professor of Economics at UC Riverside. The discussion will aim to answer the fascinating question of why Europe, with stronger rule of law and property rights, was mired in conflict during most of its history, […]

Mobilizing for Development: The Modernization of Rural East Asia


Kristen Looney, Assistant Professor at Georgetown University, tackles the question of how countries achieve rural development and offers a new way of thinking about East Asia's political economy that challenges the developmental state paradigm.

Little to Lose: Exit Options and Technological Receptiveness in China


21st Century China Center's Weekly China Research Workshop (CRW) Featuring the fieldwork and research findings of Nicole Wu, a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University, this webinar will discuss whether Chinese manufacturing workers fear technological displacement. How do Chinese local workers and migrant workers respond differently to the increasingly automated manufacturing sector and job prospects? […]

Chinese Language Table


Chinese Language Tables are back for the school year! We welcome GPSers who are learning Chinese or are interested in China to join us on Zoom. Our second online gathering is Thursday 10/22 at 6:30 pm. Sign up through the QR code on our flyer, or through this link. Be prepared to learn some general […]

China Research Workshop: The Distributional Effects of China’s Economic Assistance


This online workshop features the research of Dong Zhang 張冬, an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. The discussion will focus on answering the following research question: how does an authoritarian donor's domestic political economy shape its aid practices? In pursuing this question, Dr. Zhang specifically analyzes […]

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 […]

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