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Chinese has been continuously in contact with a substantial number of languages belonging to other families in past periods as well as modern times. This symposium brings linguists from France, China and the U.S.
The UCLA Confucius Institute presents a talk by Zheng Hong, Principal of the Dandelion School in Beijing & a talk by Liang Xiaoyan, Secretary-General of the Beijing Western Sunshine Foundation for Rural Development.
Eric Chang will be presenting the second of his two lectures, “Political Corrupting in Taiwan,” which aims to discuss the historical practice of political corruption in Taiwan. The lecture will begin by reviewing how the nationalist party’s reliance on the patron-client alliance with the local factions and their huge endowment in party assets contributed to pervasive corruption before Taiwan democratized, then discuss how the Democratic Progressive Party won the 2000 Taiwanese presidential election with a clean imagine but quickly followed the footsteps of the KMT toward corrupt politics, and hope to find out whether democratization in Taiwan, buttressed by institutionalized political competition and increased freedom of press, helps reduce levels of corruption.
China's "economic miracle," arms buildup, and diplomatic initiatives have all profoundly reshaped its position vis a vis Taiwan. In the wake of shifting power relations, and after more than a decade of escalating cross-Strait polarization fed by growing nationalism on either side of the Strait, there has been since the late 2000s an historic rapprochement between Taiwan and mainland China. A selection of the most outstanding scholars in the world engaged in these issues will meet to reexamine the current state of China-Taiwan relations and the role of US strategies and commitments in the complicated and often contentious cross-Straits relationship.
The Center for Chinese Studies at UC Berkeley presents a colloquium with Susan Whitfield on the International Dunhuang Project, an international collaboration to make art from Dunhuang Road freely available on the Internet.
[CAS Speaker Series] Keynote addresses this year will be given by both Professor Ding Xiang Warner of Cornell University and Professor Michael Emmerich of the University of California, Los Angeles. Professor Warner will give her presentation on the topic “When Stone Speaks: Challenges and Opportunities for 21st-century Sinology” from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on Friday, February 27th and Professor Emmerich will present his topic "World Literature as The Tale of Genji" from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, February 28th.
The Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit is an annual student-run conference organized by Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We invite leading experts to speak on topics of importance to Sino-US relations and create a platform for students from across the globe to exchange perspectives on these issues, connect with speakers, and network with one another.