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May 07, 2010

THE EIGHTH MICHIGAN CHINA FORUM: Cross-Boundary Dialogues

Saturday, May 8, 2010
Michigan Room, Michigan League
911 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Organized by Michigan China Fellows (MCF)

(NO MICHIGAN TIME)
9:00 – 9:25am Breakfast
Morning Reception

9:25 – 9:35am
Opening Remarks and Welcome
Cheng, Hailing, Co-Chair of MCF, Department of Physics, University of Michigan

9:35 – 10:00am
KEYNOTE SPEECH (READING ATTACHED):
Model or Anti-Model? : John C. H. Wu at the University of Michigan in 1921

Dr. Nicholas C. Howson, Assistant Professor of Law
The University of Michigan Law School

10:00am – 11:20am
SESSION I: New Political Economy in the 21st Century China

Moderator: Zhang, Jiaan, Joint Program of Social Work and Political Science, University of Michigan

Workers under Disorganized Despotism - A Case from China's Shipbuilding Industry (English/Chinese, 25 min)
Lin, Lefeng, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin

Double Movement in China: Corporate Social Responsibility in Shanghai and Beijing (English, 15 min)
Chen, Patricia, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan

Political Values of Chinese Students in America (English, 25 min)
Zeng, Qingjie, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan

11:20am – 11:30am Break

11:30am – 12:30pm
SESSION II: Educational Disparity in Contemporary China

Moderator: Li, Xu, School of Education, University of Michigan

Intellectual Understanding of Peasantry and Development in Education in Rural China (English, 20 min)
Momin, Shayan, Department of History, Wayne State University

China’s Foreign Language Policy for Elementary Schools: Issues in Policy-Making and Implementation (English, 25 min)
Wang, Wenxia, Bale, Jeff, & Youngs, Peter, College of Education, Michigan State University

12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch

12: 40pm – 1:00pm Introduction of the Michigan China Fellows: MCF Committee

1:00pm – 1:15pm Annual Award Ceremony

1:40pm – 3:00pm
SESSION III: Ethnic Politics and Historical Analysis

Moderator: Chen, Shuang, Department of History, University of Michigan

From “Territorial” Segregation to “Regional” Segregation: The Transformation of Inner Mongolia Frontier and the 1911 Revolutionary Crisis (English, 25 min)
Wang, Liping, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago

“Anti-Manchurianism” and Regionalization in Pre-Revolution China (English, 25 min)
Tian, Geng, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago

China between Empire and Nation: Ethnicity with Chinese Characteristics (English, 15 min)
Lee, Byung-Ho, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan

3:00pm – 3:10pm Break

3:10pm – 4:20pm
SESSION IV: Attempts to Understand the West

Moderator: Dai, Haijing, Joint Program of Social Work and Sociology, University of Michigan

Moments of Inspiration (or what I have been doing) (English, 15min)
Mai, Xiwen, Department of English, University of Michigan

Rethinking the 'Bias Paradox' of the Feminist Standpoint Epistemology (English, 20 min)
Tang, Yingying, Department of Philosophy, Southern California University
Organizing and Governing a Modern University: The Rise of Administration at the University of Michigan in the Early 20th Century (English, 20 min)
Li, Xu, School of Education, University of Michigan

4:20pm – 4:30pm Break

4:30pm – 5:30pm
Round-Table Discussion: The Mysteries of Finding an Academic Job

Moderator: Long, Yan, Women’s Studies & Sociology, University of Michigan

Participants:
Chen, Shuang (In Fall 2010: Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Iowa)
Dai, Haijing (In Fall 2010: Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Liu, Bo (Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, John Carroll University)
Shen, Huei-Wern (In Fall 2010: Post-Doc, Hunter College of Social Work, The City University of New York)
Zhang, Ying (In Fall 2010: Assistant Professor, Department of History, Ohio State University)

5:30 – 5:50 pm Tea-Time
Closing Remarks
Zeng, Qingjie, MCF Committee Member, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan


Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed on the forum are those of the presenter(s) and do not reflect or represent the views of MCF and its members other than the presenter. All contributing presenters assume full responsibility and liability for the accuracy and academic integrity of the presented material.

Planning Committee of the 2010 Michigan China Forum:

Coordinators: Yan Long, Haijing Dai, Hailing Cheng
Secretariat: Haijing Dai
Logistics: Xu Li, Jiaying Tan, Qingjie Zeng
Budgeting: Yan Long, Xu Li
Facilities: Hailing Cheng

Michigan China Forum 2010 is organized by Michigan China Fellows with financial support from other organizations and units, including Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) at the University of Michigan, and Oversea Young Chinese Forum (OYCF).

Posted by zzhu at May 7, 2010 07:16 AM