There are many ways to study Sino-American relations, yet no perspective is more penetrating and more objective than the lens of sports. In this talk, Professor Xu will examine the shared history between Chinese and Americans from 1872 to this moment by focusing on their sport activities and exchanges. This innovative perspective will bring us a fresh and new understanding towards the complicated history of Sino-American relations. This webinar is co-organized by the Carter Center and the China Research Center of Atlanta. The media partner is Eagle-Dragon Television.
Professor Xu Guoqi received his Ph. D in history from Harvard University and is currently Kerry Group Professor in Globalization history at the University of Hong Kong. He is author of many books including Chinese and Americans: A Shared History and Olympic Dream: China and Sports, 1895-2008, both from Harvard University Press. Professor Xu is working on new project on sports and the making of modern China.
Hanchao Lu is Professor of History in the School of History and Sociology at Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and Director of the Atlanta-based China Research Center. A specialist in socioeconomic history of modern China, Lu has been published widely in leading journals in the fields of social history, urban history, modern and contemporary China, and Asian studies. His works have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. He has published eight books, three of which have won major book awards. Lu has been visiting fellow at prestigious research institutions, including the East Asian Institute of Singapore, the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, Tsing-hua University (Beijing), Humboldt University (Berlin), and Academia Sinica (Taiwan).
Yawei Liu (刘亚伟)is the senior advisor for China at The Carter Center and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also the associate director of the China Research Center in Atlanta and an adjunct professor of Political Science at Emory University. He is the founding editor of www.chinaelections.org which went online in 2002. He launched the US-China Perception Monitor websites [www.uscnpm.org (English) and cn3.uscnpm.org (Chinese)] in 2014.
我们可以从很多角度审视中美关系，但是没有哪个角度比体育更直截了当和客观公正。徐国琦教授在这个讲座里通过回顾中美从1872年到今天的体育交往讲述中美双边关系的故事。这个特别的视角为分析中美这个复杂的关系带来了新的理解和启示。卡特中心和亚特兰大中国研究中心（China Research Center)为这次线上活动的主办单位，“龙鹰卫视”是媒体战略伙伴。本次线上讲座的主持人为卡特中心中国事务高级顾问刘亚伟，点评人为佐治亚理工学院卢汉超教授。
徐国琦教授在哈佛大学历史系获得博士学位，目前是香港大学全球历史教授。徐教授著述繁多，其中包括《奥林匹克之梦：中国与体育，1895-2008》（Chinese and Americans: A Shared History，2008年，哈佛大学出版社）和《中国人与美国人：一部共有的历史》（Chinese and Americans: A Shared History，2014年，哈佛大学出版社（Sino-American relations through the lens of sports: 1872-2021）。