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How can the United States adapt to a rising China?

How can the United States adapt to a rising China?

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Northeastern University's Global Studies and International Relations program will host a keynote address and conversation on how the U.S. can adapt to a rising China. Professor Ezra Vogel will lead a discussion with panelists Hua Dong and Yuan Shaoyu.

Date: Tuesday October 29, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location: Hurtig Hall, Room 129 LiveStream:

Professor Ezra Vogel is one of the few major American Asia experts who has a deep knowledge of both contemporary China and Japan. His research interests include but are not limited to modern Japan; Japanese industrialization, Deng Xiaoping; United States relations with Asia; and reform era China. He lectures frequently in Asia, in both Chinese and Japanese, and directs a weekly speaker series for the Fairbank Center on Critical Issues Confronting China. He has received numerous honors, including 11 honorary degrees.Professor Vogel offers insights on key turning points in contemporary Sino-American history and relations. Reflecting on a subject that could “help Americans understand key developments in Asia” in the early twenty-first century, he declares unhesitatingly that “the biggest issue in Asia is China.”Today, given turbulent relations between the U.S. and China, it is critical to understand how two ideologically different countries can work together to tackle rising global issues like climate change.The panelists, alongside Professor Vogel, will examine this issue.

Hua Dong, the Interim Director of Asian Studies and Senior Academic Specialist in Chinese also serves as the coordinator of the Chinese program at CSSH, Northeastern University. She teaches courses on Chinese language and culture, and she has also developed and led the Chinese-language “Dialogue of Civilizations in China.” Prior to coming to Northeastern University, Ms. Dong was both a producer and associate producer of several films about modern and contemporary Chinese history and culture. These award-winning films were shown on PBS, at numerous film festivals, and in several museums on exhibit. Ms. Dong was also involved in the creation of many Sino-American co-production television projects, including the documentaries: “The Gate of Heavenly Peace,” “Morning Sun,” and “Yin Yu Tan at the Peabody Essex Museum.” She has also worked on several other projects with the Children’s Television Workshop.

Yuan Shaoyu is completing his doctoral degree at Rutgers University and is the author of "Panda Not Dragon: Why the Rise of China is not a Threat.” His research interests include Chinese foreign and domestic policy, East Asian politics, Sino-U.S. relations, and how China tends to utilize its influence and fosters relationships. Yuan's works have appeared in multiple scholarly journals and at many conferences; they address such topics as the conflict between China and Japan over the Senkaku islands and South Korea's cultural influence on Modern China. Yuan received his B.A. from Centre College and his M.S. from Northeastern University in Global Studies and International Relations.


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