November 07, 2012

Great videos for Chinese language students


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Chinese subtitles have been added to the two most-watched speeches on election night in the U.S., November 6, 2012.

Please click below to access videos.

President Obama's victory speech:


Mitt Romney's concession speech:

Posted by zzhu at 11:41 AM

May 06, 2011

Watch online - Bangzi Opera Workshop sponsored by CCS!


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Monday, April 11, 2011 | 12noon, Room 1636
School of Social Work Building

Bangzi Opera Workshop 豫劇工作坊: Members of Taiwanese Bangzi Company and academics of the genre provided an insightful introduction to this type of traditional Chinese opera. Live performances truly brightened everyone's day!

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November 14, 2010

Watch online - keynote addresses and discussion panels of the Second China Entrepreneur Forum, November 6, 2010



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Please click below to watch the entire event, featuring Tian Yuan, Yasheng Huang, CCS director Mary Gallagher, Jack Hu, Stuart Hart, among other important entrepreneurs and scholars.

Posted by zzhu at 12:26 PM

February 17, 2010

Watch Online - 20th Annual Asia Business Conference Keynote Panel



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Due to weather-related delays, the 20th ABC's Keynote Speaker, Mr. Sek Wannamethee, Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission, Royal Thai Embassy, was unable to make it to Ann Arbor for his keynote speech opening the conference.

The replacement Keynote Panel featuring six University of Michigan Asian Studies faculty experts addressed the conference theme of "Asia - Leading Global Recovery?" in a lively discussion.

The panelists were:
- Kenneth Mori McElwain, Political Science (Japan)
- Bradley Farnsworth, Business (China)
- Mary Gallagher, Political Science (China)
- Nicholas Howson, Law (China)
- John Ciorciari, Public Policy (Southeast Asia)
- Linda Lim, Business (India, and Moderator)

Please click below to watch the entire event.

Posted by zzhu at 03:27 PM

February 03, 2010

Freer and Sackler Galleries launch first Web resource of "Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy"



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Freer and Sackler Galleries are pleased to announce the launch of an exciting resource for scholars and lovers of Chinese painting and calligraphy: "Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy" is a new Web site featuring the Freer Gallery's exceptional holdings of 85 works of Chinese brushwork from the 10th through the 14th centuries. The site contains hundreds of images and comprehensive documentation of some of the earliest Chinese paintings in one of the most important collections in the West.

Every work is fully documented with transcriptions of Chinese texts accompanied by annotated English translations. The format enables users to simultaneously examine images of each work and all documents related to it, an advantage for study and scholarship. The goal of the project is to create a virtual catalog of the collection that can readily incorporate new documentation, scholarship and photography.

Among the highlights of the collection are two 10th-century scroll paintings from the Buddhist caves at Dunhuang and the only surviving works by Chinese masters Yan Ciyu (active 1160s-80s), Li Shan (active late 12th-early 13th century) and Zou Fulei (active mid-14th century). The collection also includes three independent works of calligraphy and more than 90 other examples of exquisite brushwriting from the period.

The project, made possible by the support of the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, was developed by museum staff members Joseph Chang and Stephen Allee, with the help of project coordinator Ingrid Larsen.

Please click on image to be directed to the "Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy" Web site.

元 巖叟 墨梅圖 卷
Ink Plum Blossoms
Yansou (unidentified)
Southern Song-Yuan, late 13th to mid-14th century
Handscroll; ink on silk

Posted by zzhu at 11:00 PM

January 11, 2010

Recent CCS Lectures on Michigan TV Channel 22

James Millward: CCS Public Lecture Series
Talk originally given on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009
"China as Eurasian Subcontinent"

January 13th at 9:30pm
January 14th at 11:30am
January 16th at 4:00pm
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CHINA Town Hall
Co-sponsored with the National Committee on US-China Relations
Webcast and presentation originally given on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009
Interview with Asst. Secretary of State for Asia and the Pacific, Kurt M. Campbell
On-site presentation by economist Nicholas Lardy on "China: Leading the Global Economic Recovery"

January 15th at 8:00pm
January 16th at 10:00am

Posted by zzhu at 04:32 PM

December 17, 2009

Select images from Wang Zheng's CCS noon lecture



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Several compelling covers of the official magazine Women of China, presented in Professor Wang's talk, entitled Revealing Erasures: Visual Representation of Women of China: 1949-2009.


The first group of female pilots trained in new China.



Representatives of the First National People's Congress (the second plenary meeting). The head of an agricultural collective in Jilin Province, Jin Xinshu (ethnic Korean), the exemplary woman who supported the army, martyr Huang Jiguang’s mother Deng Fangzhi, and the textile model worker Yi Shijuan.



Work hard for the second Five-Year Plan.



Picking tea leaves



A woman welder



Zhu Linmei, the head of the fifth team of Tongxin Brigade of Yanqiao People’s Commune in Pudong County, Shanghai.



Li Shulan broke five world records in archery.



Model militia Zhang Guijiao of Yeping Commune, Ruijin County, Jiangxi Province.



Nine "Iron Girls" in Xiading Jia Brigade, Huang County, Shandong Province.



Dating in the late afternoon.




Actor Zhou Jie



Actor Sun Li



The first commercial magazine Good Housekeeper of the Press of Women of China.



The second commercial magazine of the Press of Women of China.



The third commercial magazine of the Press of Women of China.

Posted by zzhu at 10:17 PM

November 15, 2009

TONIGHT!!! Livestream of President Obama's Shanghai town hall



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President Barack Obama arrived in Shanghai late Sunday evening local time. In a few hours time, he will hold a town hall meeting with Chinese youth. The event, to be livestreamed on the White House Web site, is scheduled to start Monday at 12:45pm local time in Shanghai which means late Sunday night at 11:45pm EST.

The live streaming of the Shanghai town hall concluded at around 1:10am EST, November 16. 2009. The event in its entirety can be watched below.

Posted by zzhu at 03:02 PM

June 24, 2009

Kenneth Lieberthal joins a panel of Presidential Advisors in discussion of "The White House and U.S. Policy Toward China: Views from the Inside"



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Click below to watch entire program, which was held at the 2009 Committee of 100 Annual Conference, May 1, 2009.

Posted by zzhu at 07:21 PM

April 15, 2009

"The China Price" scheduled to air again on the Michigan Channel



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Broadcast of "The China Price: The True Cost of Chinese Competitive Advantage," a CCS Public Lecture Series presentation by Alexandra Harney, will be aired on Michigan cable channel 22 this coming Sunday, April 19th at 8:00pm. Ms. Harney's talk was filmed on February 11, 2009 in the 4th floor Amphitheater of Rackham.

Posted by zzhu at 02:54 PM

April 01, 2009

Select images from Xiaobing Tang's inaugural lecture as the Helmut F. Stern Professor of Chinese Studies


Liu Chunhua (刘春华, 1944-), Chairman Mao Goes to Anyuan, 1967, oil, 220 x 180 cm



Liu Chunhua, Drawing study for Chairman Mao Goes To Anyuan, 1967, charcoal on paper



Harbin, July 1968, photograph by Li Zhensheng



Temper Ourselves for a Red Heart in the Wide World, 1969, poster, Stefan Landsberger Collection



Wang Xingwei, The Way to the East, 1995, 200 x 155 cm



Erro (Gudmundur Gudmundsson), Mao's Last Visit to Venice, 1974-2003



Yin Zhaoyang, Untitled, 2005, oil, 180 x 140 cm

Posted by zzhu at 10:39 AM

February 22, 2009

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Visits China


CCS faculty and alumni contribute to major US-China climate change reports

CCS press release on their contribution

Kenneth Lieberthal, CCS faculty associate and U-M Professor of Political Science and Business Administration, talks about the significance of the trip.

Excerpt from exclusive interview with Chinese journalist and media personality Yang Lan (杨澜) (In English; Associated Press). Full transcript here.


Attending church service in Beijing's Haidian district (In Chinese; Phoenix TV).

Visit to thermal power plant (In English; CCTV 9). Read secretary Clinton's remarks here.


Talking about China's continuing confidence in U.S. treasuries (In English; CCTV 9):


CBS News:

Posted by zzhu at 06:04 PM

February 19, 2009

Professor Nico Howson joins panel discussion "China's Changing Courts: Populist Vehicle or Party Puppet?" - Webcast available soon

The US-Asia Law Institute, in conjunction with Columbia Law School's Center for Chinese Legal Studies, cordially invites you to a panel discussion on:

China's Changing Courts: Populist Vehicle or Party Puppet?

Do China’s courts only answer to the Communist Party? Or are they in fact responsive to the Chinese people? How do Chinese courts respond to increasing populist protests? What is holding back Chinese courts from becoming independent? Can China’s experiences with corporate legal disputes serve as a guide to other legal claims?

Webcast now available here. (RealPlayer required; size of window may need to be reduced to obtain best picture quality.)

After watching, submit your questions to the panelists by e-mailing: usasialaw(at)nyu(dot)edu
Ten questions will be answered and posted online by Friday, February 27, 2009.

The US-Asia Law Institute, in conjunction with Columbia Law School's Center for Chinese Legal Studies, cordially invites you to a panel discussion on:

China's Changing Courts: Populist Vehicle or Party Puppet?

Do China’s courts only answer to the Communist Party? Or are they in fact responsive to the Chinese people? How do Chinese courts respond to increasing populist protests? What is holding back Chinese courts from becoming independent? Can China’s experiences with corporate legal disputes serve as a guide to other legal claims?

These crucial questions - which go to the heart of “rule of law” - will be discussed by leading academics in the field from both the U.S. and China, including:

Xin He, Associate Professor of Law, City University of Hong Kong School of Law; Global Visiting Professor of Law, NYU School of Law;

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

Benjamin Liebman, Professor of Law and Director of Center for Chinese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School

Carl Minzner, Associate Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law;

Rachel E. Stern, Ph.D. candidate in political science, University of California, Berkeley.

Posted by zzhu at 04:34 PM

Asia Business Conference 2009 - Keynote Address

"Asia: Globalization and Transformation" by Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, Secretary-General, ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)

Please click below to watch the entire event.

Posted by zzhu at 04:10 PM

January 28, 2009

Ken Lieberthal gives the 2009 William K. McInally Memorial Lecture - watch online

Please click below to watch the entire event.

Posted by zzhu at 11:12 AM