Democracy

"Chairman Mao Can Vote and So Can We": A history of Elections as State-Building Rituals in Twentieth Century China

The discussion examines the role of elections in 20th Century China as a ritual rather than a right.

Discussion with Sigur Center Summer 2012 Research Fellows

Each year the Sigur Center awards students with grants to conduct field research in Asia over the summer. Join the Summer 2012 Student Research Fellows as they share their findings and impressions

Author Talk & Book Signing by Martin Gold

Join the Chinese American Museum for a talk and book signing by author of "Forbidden Citizens: Chinese Exclusion and the U.S. Congress: A Legislative History".

"Chairman Mao Can Vote and So Can We": A History of Elections as State-Building Rituals in Twentieth Century China

Stanford Center For East Asian Studies hosts a discussion of the role of elections in 20th Century China as a ritual rather than a right.

Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy

A Dean's Roundtable Series event at UCSD presents a talk by ambassador Christopher Hill on his life as an American diplomat in some of the most dangerous outposts of democracy.

Gender Equity in Tibetan Public Affairs

Join DR. B. TSERING, Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellow and Member of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile for a discussion about the lack of a role women play in Tibetan in democracy.

Symposium on Koreans in China Since the 1990s

The University of Pennsylvania's James Joo-Jin Program in Korean Studies hosts a symposium on Koreans in China since 1990s

Screening: Lessons in Dissent

Screening of the documentary film followed by Q&A with Joshua Wong, a student leader of Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement, and Matthew Torne, Director.

China in 1989 and 2015: Tiananmen, Human Rights, and Democracy

The Congressional Executive Commission on China announces a hearing that willexamine Chinese authorities’ treatment of democracy, human rights, and anticorruption advocates in 1989 and 2015, and ask if China under Xi Jinping has made progress toward respecting the universal freedoms of speech, assembly, and association—the very principles which animated the 1989 Tiananmen protest 26 years ago.

Protest with Chinese Characteristics, Past and Present

Ho-fung Hung, a Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University will talk about the historical evolution of Chinese dissent that stands apart from Western trends.

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