On Thursday, February 28th, the 15th Anniversary of the Doing Business with China Forum will be held at the Renaissance
Waverly Hotel and Convention Center.
The year 2019 celebrates the 40th anniversary of the establishment of U.S.-China
diplomatic relations, which has strengthened cooperation across commercial, social, and educational fields between the two
countries. Chinese foreign director investment continues to rise in the United States providing more job opportunities and
economic growth for the state of Georgia.
The Earth Pig, who joins us in 2019, is good at socializing and maintaining
interpersonal relationships, which is a great way to kick off another 40 years of mutually shared respect and future prospects
to both countries! Join us to hear from panelists and speakers sharing their insights into the future of U.S.-China business
Moderated by: Trevor Williams. Managing Editor. Global Atlanta
Michael Godin. Vice President. WePartner
Vishay Singh, Co-Founder. Globe Hub Innovation Center at Peachtree DeKalb Airport
Mary Waters. Deputy Commissioner. International Trade, Georgia Department of Economic Development
By Dr. Fei-Ling Wang
Georgia Institute of Technology
Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 4:00-5:30PM
Venue: D.M. Smith Building, Room 104
685 Cherry St NW, Atlanta, GA 30332
Georgia Tech Visitor’s Parking is available on North Avenue
How to understand the current trade war between the PRC and the USA? How to assess the four decades old American policy of engaging and changing China? Is the Sino American relationship heading from trade war towards a new Cold War? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the rising Chinese power? This public lecture by a leading scholar in the study of contemporary Chinese politics will shed some light on those critical issues between the two largest economies in the world.
Dr. Fei-Ling Wang is a professor of international affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His most recent book is The China Order: Centralia, World Empire, and the Nature of Chinese Power (2017), which has been translated into Chinese.
The sixth annual meeting of the International Consortium for China Studies (ICCS) will be held at The Carter Center, Atlanta, GA on May 31 and June 1, 2019. This is an invitation to member institutions of ICCS to submit applications for presentation/ attendance.
This meeting will be hosted by the China Research Center of Atlanta, the China Program & the Latin-America and Caribbean Program of The Carter Center and the Institute of Developing Nations of Emory University.
The academic planning of the 2019 ICCS meeting is in the hands of a planning committee comprising Hanchao Lu (Georgia Institute of Technology, history), Miaojie Yu (Peking University, economics), Xiaobo Zhang (Peking University, economics), John Knight (Oxford University, economics), Lina Song (Nottingham University, sociology), Philipp Boeing (Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), economics), Yawei Liu (The Carter Center), Stephen Herschler (Oglethorpe University) and representatives from other hosting institutions in Atlanta. Submissions will be will vetted by this committee.
The 2019 meeting will focus on topics relating to “The Rise of China and Its Impact on Developing Countries”. We would like scholars to dwell on the central question of how the rise of China is influencing the economic, political and social institutions in developing countries in the world and if the growth of China in the past 40 years represents a new alternative for sustainable development that defies the so-called Washington Consensus.
We have a preference that there should be important themes which could be of interest to more than one discipline. Accordingly, without wishing to discourage any paper which fits the general title, we could have a particular interest in papers which would fit (even loosely) into one, or more than one, of the following themes:
- China and Latin America • China and Africa
- China and Asia
- BRI and its challenges
- China and debt trap, debt diplomacy and predatory economics
- Soft power vs. sharp power
- US-China relationship and a new cold war
- China’s role in international trade and investment
- Made in China 2025 and its pitfalls
- Lessons of China’s 40-year of opening up and reform
Presenters are invited, where appropriate, to discuss the policy implications of their academic analyses. Each member institution of ICCS is invited to nominate one or two representatives to present a paper.
We request that you provide the following information to help with our preparation:
- For each paper: title, abstract (at least 200 words), presenter’s name, title and institution
- A brief introduction to your institution (unless this year’s description does not need to be altered). We will compile the entries and distribute a hard copy of the descriptions of all institutional members of ICCS
- A link to your official website (unless provided this year). We have created a web page for ICCS (http://iccs.nsd.edu.cn/), which will contain links to all institutional members.
- For each attendee from your institution: name, e-mail, short bio (unless provided this year), photo, arrival and departure dates.
The meeting will be held at The Carter Center in Atlanta. The host member institution (China Research Center) will provide lodging for two nights (May 30 and May 31, 2019) for those who do not have other funds to cover these costs. The host institution will also provide five meals for the conferment presenters.
We welcome a few scholars from other institutions to present at the conference but you will be responsible for your own lodging during the meeting.
Application should be submitted to The ICCS secretariat, National School of Development (Jessie Dian Cheng, e-mail: email@example.com) AND the Carter Center (Dr. Yawei Liu, email: firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than Monday, February 18, 2019.
CFP: International Conference on the “Xi Jinping Effect”
Does President Xi Jinping’s leadership mark the dawn of a newera for China?
In what ways has his rule transformed “politics as usual” in the People’s Republic?
Since Xi’s elevation to General Secretary of the Chinese CommunistParty in 2012 and to the Chinese presidency in the following year, he has pursued policies with far-reaching ramifications. His unprecedented anti-corruption campaign, effort to consolidate authority leading up to the 19th Party Congress, widespread suppression of political dissent, and initiatives to build new linkages between China and global markets are indicative of the momentous nature of Xi’s ascent in Chinese andworld politics. Meanwhile, his nationalist vision has also extended deep into official cultural policy, limiting education in English language and foreign cultures at the secondary and post- secondary levels, while extending patriotic education in the Chinese classical tradition.
From June 26-28, 2019, the China Institute at the University of Alberta will host a group of international scholars to present interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary research at a conference on the “Xi Jinping Effect” in China to beheld in Banff.
The conference will cover a range of topics. However, papers on the following subjects are of particular interest:
- Xi’s engagement with China’s classical traditions, and how those are turned to political use in his published writings
- Xi Jinping’s leadership in comparative perspective
- Reforms to the state structure and changes to norms governing leadership succession
- The anti-corruption campaign and its impact on political and economic development
- Central-local relations and the centralization of political authority
- Propaganda work and media censorship
- Ideological control and monitoring of Chinese academic institutions
- Popular support for Xi’s government and changing patterns of political participation
- Nationalism, ethnic policy, and United Front work
- International trade, sustainable development, and poverty alleviation
- The Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank and the Belt Road Initiative
- Sovereignty disputes concerning, for example, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the South China Sea
- The “export” of the norms and practices of Chinese politics to the developing world and to international organizations
- Promoting the export of Chinese cultural goods while limiting the reach of foreign cultural influences
- New narratives concerning Chinese aspirations for global leadership
Co-organizers Ashley Esarey and Rongbin Han encourage the submission of abstracts from scholars in any discipline in the humanities and the social sciences, with the aim of revising select conference papers for an edited volume published by a university press. Interested researchers should send abstracts of 400 words or less to email@example.com by January 21, 2019. For questions about the Xi Effect conference or book project, email Ashley Esarey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Notifications of acceptance will go out on February 4. The China Institute will provide participants with lodging for three nights in Banff, meals during the conference, and limited travel expenses, when necessary.
Call for Papers
13th China goes Global Conference
Globalization, Cooperation and Conflict Redefined
Sept 30 – Oct 2, 2019
Rollins College, Orlando, Florida
The 13th Annual China goes GlobalTM conference will be held at Rollins College in Winter Park (Orlando), Florida. We encourage paper writers, panel presenters, book authors, professionals, representative of firms and PhD students studying China’s globalization tosubmit their work on our website (http://www.chinagoesglobal.org/conference/paper-submission). CGG is interested in examinations of how Chinese movements of people, ideas, money and products affect nations, industries and companies from around the world. We seek multi-disciplinary, multi-method and multi-level studies on the globalization of China in general.
Our call for papers includes, but is not limited, to the following topics:
Context & Theories
- Theory, Research and Education on Chinese firm’s globalization
- Globalization of Chinese Capital, Companies, and People
- Negotiation, Language, and Culture
- China’s Belt and Road Initiative
- Chinese Investment and Trade with Regional Focus
Systems & Sectors
- China and Energy Policy
- China goes global by industries: Automobile, Finance, Telecommunication, Health Care, Service, etc.
- The Role of Communication, Media and Public Relations
- Chinese Outward Foreign Direct Investment, M&A, subsidiaries
- Resource, strategic asset and market seeking of Chinese MNCs
- Corporate Governance and Strategic HRM of Chinese MNCs
- Supply chain management of Chinese MNCs
- Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics of Chinese MNCs
Specificity of Innovation Process
- Upgrading processes of Chinese firms
- Upgrading of Capabilities, Technology, and Strategic Assets
- Education, University-Industry Partnerships and the Not-for-Profit sector
- Chinese Small and Medium Enterprises and Entrepreneurship
- “Made in China 2025”, “China A.I. by 2030” Policies and the National Innovation System
Please submit your paper through our online submission system no later than xxx, 2019. Papers should follow the author style and referencing guide provided on the conference website. By submitting a paper, all authors also agree to review up to 3 papers, and at least one author agrees to attend the conference.
Deadline for submission: April 15, 2019 Paper acceptance/rejection: May 30, 2019 Revised paper submission: June 30, 2019
As in past years, several points of distinction will mark this year’s conference:
Special Issue: A special issue from the conference will be published by the International Journal of Emerging Markets, an Emerald journal that is indexed and ranked by Scopus and ABS. Articles from past Special Issues have achieved a high number of downloads and citations. (see:http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=ijoem)
Keynoters: This year’s keynoters will be among the foremost experts in emerging markets.We will utilize both an academic and a practitioner to keynote. For a list of previous keynoters, see: http://www.chinagoesglobal.org/past-conferences/previous-key-noters/
Doctoral consortium: a doctoral paper development program will be given to early-career researchers, with the purpose of helping them publish the ideas/papers in a top peer-reviewed journal.
Local Attractions: There will be some local tours to internationalizing companies and/or institutions.
Awards: A number of awards will be given to recognize excellent contributions, including best paper, best reviewer, and best PhD paper awards. The best paper awards will also confer on the recipient priority review to the International Journal of Emerging Markets.
Prof. Dr. Ilan ALON, School of Business and Law, Universitetet i Agder, Norway
Dr. Julian CHANG, PwC China, Shanghai, China
Prof. Dr. Christoph LATTEMANN, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
Prof. Dr. John R. MCINTYRE, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Prof. Dr. Francesca SPIGARELLI, University of Macerata, Italy
Prof. Dr. William Hua WANG, emlyon business school, France & China
Prof. Wenxian ZHANG, Rollins College, USA (Conference Chair/Host)