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November 19, 2008

Mary-Ann Ray, Professor of Architecture, winner of 2008–2009 James Stirling Memorial Lecture on the City Competition for "Caochangdi: Beijing Inside Out"

Robert Mangurian and Mary-Ann Ray will develop their research project on issues of urban-rural development in China and present the Stirling Lecture in autumn 2008 at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in Montréal, and at the London School of Economics in autumn 2009.

Please click on image for press release.

Posted by zzhu at 01:31 PM

Wassup China events - featuring Linda Lim, Friday, November 21

Posted by zzhu at 01:25 PM

November 14, 2008

Mary Gallagher on Chinese workers' plight in midst of export slowdown

"Increasingly, the migrant workers know their rights."

"Factories Shut, China Workers Are Suffering"
by Edward Wong, The New York Times

Posted by zzhu at 12:55 AM

November 12, 2008

Linda Lim in Ross School's Dividend Alumni Magazine

In the latest issue of U-M Ross School of Business's Dividend Alumni Magazine, Linda Lim, Professor of Strategy and CCS Faculty Associate, talks about global trade liberalization and visits with alumni in Shanghai (including CCS MA/MBA grad Wm. Patrick Cranley) and in Kuala Lumpur. Click on photo for the entire issue. (Linda Lim appears on pages 36-37, and page 51, among others.)

Posted by zzhu at 05:11 PM

November 10, 2008

Chinese newspaper front pages on Obama's win

Click on image to see slideshow.

Posted by zzhu at 02:19 PM

November 08, 2008

Robert Adams exhibits at Architectural Biennial Beijing

Robert Adams, Assistant Professor of Architecture and CCS faculty associate, is exhibiting his recent research focused on architecture and material culture in contemporary China at the 3rd Architectural Biennial Beijing (ABB). The exhibit has been on display from mid-October until November 12. ABB is located at Beijing Design Park.751, a former factory in the Dashanzi 798 complex that is a thriving arts/design district in the city. The work includes Adams' research on architecture and urbanization in China with an emphasis on new media, construction culture, and infrastructure. He also presented a lecture at the ABB. The theme for the ABB is "Ecological City/Building."

Posted by zzhu at 07:28 PM

Experience a taste of Singapore in Ann Arbor - Singapore Food Festival

Event: Singapore Food Festival
Date: Saturday, 15 November 2008
Time: 6pm
Place: East Hall Math Atrium
Star of the Show: Food, uniquely Singapore.

Posted by zzhu at 07:09 PM

November 07, 2008

Nico Howson, Assistant Professor of Law, reviews 《公主之死——你所?知?的中国法律?》

by Nico Howson, Oriental Morning Post (东方早报)

Posted by zzhu at 11:34 AM

November 06, 2008

Wanted: Chinese Speakers for Summer Study Abroad Programs

Posted by zzhu at 03:27 PM

Yuhua Wang - “When Dictators Play by the Rules: The Development of the Rule of Law in China?

The China Interdisciplinary Workshop Invites you to attend

A workshop on the Rule of Law in China

Featuring a presentation by
Yuhua Wang, Doctoral student, U-M Department of Political Science
“When Dictators Play by the Rules: The Development of the Rule of Law in China?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 2:00 to 3:30 pm
Room 1644 School of Social Work Building

Of related interest, Mayling Birney, of the Princeton Society of Fellows and the Woodrow Wilson School, will be presenting a lecture on the rule of law in China as part of the Center for Chinese Studies Noon Lecture series. The lecture begins at noon and will be held in Room 1636 of the School for Social Work Building. She will be attending the workshop.

Refreshments will be served at both events

The China Interdisciplinary Workshop would like to thank The Rackham School of Graduate Studies and the Center for Chinese Studies for their support of Workshop activities. If you have any questions, please contact the faculty advisor to the China Interdisciplinary Workshop, David Rolston (drolston@umich.edu).

Posted by zzhu at 03:09 PM

November 05, 2008

RAND Corporation Information Session 11/17/08

Posted by zzhu at 02:40 PM

November 04, 2008

USC U.S.-China Institute 2009-2010 Postdoctoral Fellowships

The University of Southern California’s U.S.-China Institute aims to enhance understanding of the 21st century’s definitive and multidimensional relationship through cutting edge, innovative graduate and undergraduate training, professional development seminars, and timely public lectures, symposia, screenings, and exhibitions.

The Institute will select and support two postdoctoral fellows in 2009-2010. We invite applications from scholars who specialize in U.S.-China relations, very broadly conceived, or on an issue in contemporary China that is likely to affect U.S.-China relations. Consideration will be given to applicants in all areas, but we are especially eager to encourage applications from scholars focusing on topics such as energy, the environment, investment, new media, film and television, soft power, migration, ethno-religious issues, and identity. Fellows will be encouraged to work with the Institute’s affiliated faculty and with others at the university.

The competition is open to junior scholars: those who received a Ph.D. within the last 3 years or who will have defended a dissertation by August 2009. No English tests are required. Applications from a variety of disciplines, including the social sciences, humanities, business, law, and communications are encouraged.

Applicants will be evaluated on the bases of academic achievements and promise, publications and previous work experience, the quality of the research proposal, and the applicant’s potential for making significant scholarly contributions. Awards will be announced in Spring 2009.

The Center will provide a stipend, office space, USC library privileges, health insurance, $1,000 towards moving expenses, and computer support.

Applicants must submit: 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a 5-7 page research proposal, 3) a list of publications (when applicable), 4) a graduate transcript, and 5) 3 (three) confidential letters of recommendation. Applications without a research proposal will not be considered. The letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the office by the referee. Applications must be in English.

Application materials must be postmarked on or before January 28, 2009.

USC U.S. – China Institute
3535 S. Figueroa Street
FIG 202
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1262
United States of America

Posted by zzhu at 04:50 PM

Mary Gallagher on cab driver strike in China

"There has been an increase in labor conflict broadly speaking, and that includes lawsuits as well as strikes."

"Cab Drivers Stage Strike in China City"
by Sky Canaves, The Wall Street Journal

Posted by zzhu at 01:36 PM