This year's Joseph Levenson Book Prize goes to the 2021 work making "the greatest contribution to increasing understanding of the history, culture, society, politics, or economy of China."
Chinese Local Governance Conference at the University of Pittsburgh
The Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh presents a conference on Chinese Local Governance: Contemporary Innovation and Reform.
The Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh is hosting a conference on Chinese Local Governance: Contemporary Innovation and Reform on Friday, November 9 and Saturday, 10, 2012.
The conference will be held at the University Club, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 from 9 AM to 5 PM in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. It will focus on governmental reforms at the local (xian) level. Over the past decade, local administration in China has seen an explosion of reform and innovation. While Beijing still mandates central policies, county-level governments are now free to implement these measures as they see fit. This conference brings together a number of leading scholars from the United States and China to analyze changes in the delivery of education, public health, environmental protection, and cadre selection (voting).
Speakers include Tan Yeling (Harvard University), John Kennedy (University of Kansas), Pierre Landry (University of Pittsburgh), Deborah Davis (Yale University), Jeremy Wallace (Ohio State University), Wang Yuhua (Pennsylvania State University), Bruce Dickson (George Washington University), Shi Yaojiang (Northwest University, Xi'an, China), Kevin O'Brien (University of California, Berkeley), James Cook (University of Pittsburgh), Ang Yuen Yuen (University of Michigan), Lü Xiaobo (Texas A&M), and Chen Dan (University of Kansas).
Please email Rachel Jacobson with your name and affiliation for registration.
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