The Center for China-US Cooperation/Institute of US-East Asian Cooperation at the Graduate School of International Studies is holding the 36th Taiwan-US Conference on Contemporary China, “The Challenge of a Rising China and the United States-China Competition/Cooperation in Asia Pacific” on June 1-2, 2007. The conference is co-sponsored by the Institute of International Relations at National Chengchi University in Taipei.
Geert Lovink will discuss the overhyped and under-researched field of "creative industries." He will address the notion of precarity and immaterial labor as they apply to creative industries in China and continental Europe.
In Charm Offensive, Joshua Kurlantzick examines how China's soft power is reshaping the world. With growing support from nations in Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia, China could become the first nation since the fall of the Soviet Union seriously to challenge the U.S. for control of the international system.