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China and Human Rights: A Symposium

Claremont McKenna College hosts a two-day symposium.

March 6, 2008 12:00am to March 7, 2008 12:00am

Thursday, March 6th
3:00 -4:45 PM: China, Economics, and Human Rights
How So-Called “Economic Rights Have Infringed upon Political and Human Rights by Donald C. McKenna, Professor of Government and Economics, Claremont McKenna College
Financial Market Fluctuations and Chinese Government Policy Shifts by Richard Burdekin, Jonathan B. Lovelace Professor of Economics, Claremont McKenna College
China and Darfur by Jerry Fowler, Executive Director, Save Darfur Coalition
Moderator: Jonathan Petropoulos, John V. Croul Professor of European History and Director of the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights, Claremont McKenna College

Evening keynote speaker at the Athenaeum, 6:00-8:00 PM:
Orville Schell

Friday, March 7th

9:00-10:30 AM: China: State, Human Rights, and the Beijing Olympics
Human Rights and the Beijing Olympics by Richard Baum, Professor of Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles
Changing State-Society Relations and the Rights of Chinese Citizens by Stanley Rosen, Professor of Political Science and Director of the East Asian Studies Center, University of Southern California
Moderator: Chae-Jin Lee, BankAmerica Professor of Pacific Basin Studies and Director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies, Claremont McKenna College

10:30-10:45 AM: Coffee break

10:45 AM-12:15 PM: Intellectual Life and Politics in Contemporary China
The Artist in Chinese Society by Gao ErTai, Writer/Painter/Art Critic
Civil Rights and Human Rights: Before and After Tiananmen by Wang Chaohua, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Confucianism, Humanism, and Democracy by Lindsay Waters, Executive Director for Humanities, Harvard University Press
Affirming the Human in Chinese Intellectual Discourse by Gloria Davies, Associate Professor, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, Monash University.
Taxation Without Representation in Contemporary Rural China by Kang Zhengguo, Senior Lector in East Asian Languages and Literatures, Yale University and Theodore Huters, Professor of Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles
Moderator: Robert Faggen, Barton Evans and H. Andrea Neves Professor of Literature and Director of the Gould Center for Humanistic Studies, Claremont McKenna College

12:15-1:30 PM: Lunch.

1:30 -3:00 PM: Society and Human Rights I
Human Rights and Nature Preserves in China by Melinda Herrold-Menzies, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Pitzer College.
China and the Internet by Theresa Harris, Director, International Justice Project at the World Organization for Human Rights.
China’s ‘One Child’ Policy by Susan Greenhalgh, Professor of Anthropology, University of California-Irvine.
Moderator: Sherylle Tan, Associate Director of the Berger Institute for Work, Family and Children, Claremont McKenna College

3:15-4:45 PM: Society and Human Rights II
The Three Gorges Dam and Human Survival
by Dai Qing, Journalist/Activist.
Labor Movements by Han Dongfang, Workers’ Rights Activist
The Right to Livelihood: Is it being Met? by Dorothy Solinger, Professor of Political Science, University of California, Irvine
Peasants, Human Rights, and Abusive Officialsby Thomas Bernstein, Professor of Government, Columbia University
Moderator: Arthur Rosenbaum, Associate Professor of History, Claremont McKenna College

Evening keynote speaker at the Athenaeum, 6:00-8:00 PM
Roderick MacFarquhar, "Political Reform: Past, Present--Future?"