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April 19, 2013

The best of Winter 2013!

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CCS/UM-China in the spotlight:

1. We are at 928 now, but it was exciting to reach the symbolic milestone of 888 posts of the CCS blog. We also invite you to like the Center for Chinese Studies on Facebook.

2. The University of Michigan is recognized for its growing presence on Sina Weibo (新浪微博), the popular Chinese social networking Web site. The University also celebrated the beginning of the Year of Snake with an official greeting.

3. Hot off the (virtual) presses - CCS alumni's writing on key issues of Chinese society! Damien Ma (CCS MA '06) and colleague offer up a meticulous assessment of the prospect for reform. David Shambaugh (PhD ’89) joins the discussion on "Why Chinese soft power is such a hard sell." And David Caragliano (JD/CCS MA '09) explains "Why China's 'real name' Internet policy doesn't work."

4. CCS faculty associates are trusted voices on contemporary China. Xun (Brian) Wu is featured on Global Michigan for his research finding that efficiency and innovation are not enough for business success in China, which he also presented in his April 2, 2013 CCS Noon Lecture entitled "Institutional Barriers and Industry Dynamics." CCS director and professor of political science Mary Gallagher gives her take on why Chinese graduates are turning down factory jobs. And Nicholas Howson, Professor of Law, discusses allegations surrounding highly profitable transactions made by relatives of a top Chinese insurance regulator

We love our collaborators!

5. CCS center associate Yi-Li Wu shares her lovely, insightful observations from the Association for Asian Studies annual meeting.

6. We once again have the pleasure of showcasing savvy writing on China from Asia Healthcare Blog, this time addressing questions such as what is "Chinese" about a Chinese hospital and how socioeconomic status affects health in China.

Many more opportunities still up for grabs!

7. The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is looking to hire a professional staff member in the area of commercial rule of law. Application deadline is April 22, 2013.

8. Call for Papers: The Eighth Annual Conference of the Consortium for Western China Development Studies - abstracts are accepted through April 30.

9. Victoria Cruises Inc. seeks to hire a Yangtze River cruise director.

10. Application to attend the Forum for American/Chinese Exchange at Stanford University is now available online; applications can be submitted through May 1.


Posted by zzhu at April 19, 2013 11:28 AM