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Luncheon Keynote: Clayton Dube "China: Doors Opening or Closing? What China’s New Normal Means for the Chinese and Americans"
Clayton Dube gives a luncheon keynote at the 3rd International Symposium on Language for Specific Purposes conference.
The U.S. and Chinese economies are joined at the hip. Worries about China’s economy are driving gyrations in our own markets, in commodity prices, and in geopolitical calculations. Is this nervousness warranted? Will China continue to be open to trade and investment from abroad? Will Chinese investment in the U.S. continue to grow? What do China’s leaders mean when they talk about forging a “new normal” for their economy? Why are young people at the center of Chinese hopes and fears? How are these economic shifts affecting lives on both sides of the Pacific? These are some of the questions we’ll explore.
Part of the “LSP Studies: Developing Skills to Serve Domestic and International Communities” conference.
Arizona State University, Downtown Phoenix Campus
Clayton Dube is executive director of the U.S.-China Institute at the University of Southern California, an institute he has headed since it was established in 2006. He lived and worked in China for five years and has visited over fifty times for research, to lead delegations, and to lecture.
Trained as a socio-economic historian, his work now focuses on the impact of economic and political change on Chinese society and on the multifaceted and evolving U.S.-China relationship. He writes the institute’s Talking Points newsletter and is the author of several guides to teaching about China’s past and present. He was associate editor of the academic quarterly Modern China, and has been editorial director for the magazines AsiaMedia, Asia Pacific Arts, and US-China Today. He has produced more than a dozen documentary films including the institute’s Assignment: China series about American media coverage of China and is frequently cited by American and Chinese media. He is also co-moderator of Chinapol, a fellow of the USC Center on Public Diplomacy, and a director of the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia. Educated at San Diego State University and the University of California Los Angeles, he has won teaching awards at three universities.
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