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December 09, 2011

The best of Fall 2011!


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Hip, hip, hooray for CCS!!!

1. Many thanks for helping us celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of CCS. Please click here to see what Professor Emeritus Kenneth Lieberthal has to say about the long and storied history of the relationship between U-M and China and about Chinese currency and other issues in U.S.-China relations today.

2. For 50 years, CCS faculty associates have been leading scholars on China past and present. Check out the latest media comments made by Center faculty.

3. In the meantime, our alumni are also representing the Center well as sought-after experts on Chinese politics, economy, and society.

4. It was an extremely gratifying experience to have so many CCS, U-M and Ann Arbor community members join in the activities of the New Millennium Kite Festival. Click here to relive one of the biggest events of the term.

5. By now, you must have heard about the long-forgotten collection of rare Chinese propaganda paper-cut images recently rediscovered in a CCS storage room. Since the word got out, we have heard from many excited alumni and friends!

A fond look back at some of the amazing events organized or sponsored by CCS this fall (most are available in video format):

6. Multiple Impressions: Contemporary Chinese Woodblock Prints, a spectacular exhibition at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, also offered a multitude of fun and educational public events planned around this exhibition, including CCS Public Lecture by artist CHEN Qi (陈琦), who talked about "A Chinese Printmaker’s Cultural Identity and the Transformation in Contemporary Printmaking."

7. Author and Journalist Mara Hvistendahl's book Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men is just named one of the best books of 2011 by slate.com. Back in September, Hvistendahl paid U-M a special visit and gave a presentation on "Unnatural Selection: The Causes and Consequences of Asia's Sex Ratio Imbalance." For links to reviews of the book and Hvistendahl’s media appearances, please click here.

8. CCS and the National Committee on US-China Relations joined forces in presenting China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, a national day of programming on China involving 50 cities throughout the United States and featuring a nation-wide webcast and on-site panel discussion.

9. Gail Hershatter, Distinguished Professor and Chair, University of California, Santa Cruz and President of the Association for Asian Studies (2011-2012), gave a compelling lecture entitled "The Girl Who Burned the Banknotes: Rural Women and China's Collective Past."

10. Extraordinary performances by an extraordinary cultural gem! Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, presented by University Musical Society, captivated audiences in the Power Center.

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