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Sixth Annual Meeting of the International Consortium for China Studies @ The Carter Center, Atlanta, USA
May 31 – Jun 1 all-day
Sixth Annual Meeting of the International Consortium for China Studies @ The Carter Center, Atlanta, USA | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

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:

  1. For each paper: title, abstract (at least 200 words), presenter’s name, title and institution
  2. 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
  3. A link to your official website (unless provided this year). We have created a web page for ICCS (, which will contain links to all institutional members.
  4. 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: AND the Carter Center (Dr. Yawei Liu, email: no later than Monday, February 18, 2019.

International Conference on the “Xi Jinping Effect” @ University of Alberta, Canada
Jun 26 – Jun 28 all-day

XiCFP: 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 by January 21, 2019. For questions about the Xi Effect conference or book project, email Ashley Esarey at 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.

2019 Chinese Day @ Georgia Tech
Sep 12 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
2019 Chinese Day @ Georgia Tech

The Chinese Program at GT proudly presents the 2019 Chinese Day on September 12 (Thursday) with THREE EVENTS:

1. Cultural Event: Zhou Family Band周家班Chinese Folk Music

Location: Student Center Theatre              Time: 4:00-5:00pm

Come to enjoy the performance of Chinese traditional wind and percussion (chuida 吹打)music, featuring thesuona 唢呐 shawm, sheng mouth organ, dizi 笛子 flute, Chinese drums and cymbals, and kaxi 咔戏 (a combination of voice and blown instrument played by the same musician to imitate opera singing). The famous band has performed in Kennedy Center, Harvard University, and Europe.

Media Coverage: “tremendous energy” (BBC), “China’s avant-garde” (The Guardian), and “British Library Collection.”

2. Food Event: “Taste of China”

Location: Peachtree Room, Student Center           Time: 5:00-6:00pm

Featuring: dumplings, stir-fried Chinese broccoli with beef, sesame orange chicken, spicy mapo tofu, green beans with garlic, Yangzhou fried rice, Chowmien with chashao BBQ pork

Plus: A panel on “Study, Intern, and Work in China” with OIE Global Internship Advisor, Hisense USA representatives, China LBAT alumni, and Chinese Government Scholarship Recipients.


3. Career Event: “Hisense Company Information Session”

Location: Swann 106                 Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Come to learn more about work and internship opportunities in Hisense, both in China and in the United States.

Hisense 海信 Company is a very famous consumer electronics and appliance manufacturer, which is the No.1 TV brand in China. The company has built 54 overseas companies and 12 research and development centers worldwide. The U.S. headquarter of Hisense is in Suwanee, GA.

RSVP by Sept. 9 at

Contact Dr. Jin Liu at for more information.

The Chinese Day is sponsored by China Research Center, a regional academic organization to promote understanding of greater
China through in-depth research and experience.
Distinguished Speaker Series: On the Making of the Classics in China: Reading, Interpretation, and Commentary from a Global Perspective @ White Hall 101 Emory University
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Distinguished Speaker Series
Michael Puett, Harvard University

The 25th ACPSS International Conference @ Portland State University
Sep 27 – Sep 29 all-day
The 25th ACPSS International Conference @ Portland State University | Portland | Oregon | United States

Challenges and Opportunities in the Midst of Sino-US Political and Economic Tensions


China and United States are two giants in the east and the west. According to “U.S. Relationswith China (1949-2018)”, the Sino-US “relationships have evolved from tense standoffs to a complex mix of intensifying diplomacy, growing international rivalry, and increasinglyintertwined economies.” Politically and economically, the United States considers China a threat to US national security when China pursues its ‘China Dream’ and tries to build a ‘new relationship of great powers with the U.S.’. With intensified trade war between the two countries, the tensions of the two giants have been escalated, which has affected a broad range of areas such as cultural exchange, peaceful collaboration, and intellectual mutual respect. Nevertheless, challenges and opportunities coexist, and it will be critical to examine both in the midst of political and economic tensions. Therefore, the 2019 annual conference of the Association of Chinese Professors of Social Sciences in the United States invites papers and panels that focus on, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  1. Political and Economic Reform (政治和经济改革)
  2. Educational Reform and Development (教育改革与发展)
  3. Ethical Standard and Social Justice (伦理道德和社会公正)
  4. Medical Service and Public Health (医疗服务于大众健康)
  5. Environment and Civilization (环境和文明)
  6. Chinese Language, Culture and Confucius Institute (中文教育,文化与孔子学院)
  7. Public Media and Mass Communication (公共媒体与大众传播)
  8. AI and Scientific Development (人工智能与科技发展)
  9. New Global Economic and Political Order (全球化政治经济的新秩序)
  10. Migration and Immigration (迁移与移民)

Submission Guidelines:

Deadline: The submission deadline is August 4th, 2019. We require that those whose paper abstracts are accepted submit their full papers no later than September 1st, 2019.

Language: The conference will accept papers in both English and Chinese.

Required submission information: All paper abstracts or panel proposals must include the title, the author(s) or panel members, details of current position, the institutional affiliation, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address for each author or panelist.

How to submit: Please submit your paper abstracts or panel proposals (300 words) at:

For those in Mainland, you may have difficulty to get access to the google form. Please submit it with the attached form via email.

For any submission related inquiry, please contact Dr. Ronghua Ouyang at Papers that are accepted for presentation at the conference could be considered for publication by American Review of China Studies – the official journal of ACPSS. After the conference, the collection of the conference papers and abstracts will be published on CNKI (中国知网).

Conference Registration Fees:

ACPSS member with paper: $150
Non-ACPSS member with paper: $220
Student with paper: $80
Attendance with no paper: $240

In order to register with ACPSS member rate ($150), you must become an ACPSS member and pay a minimum of one-year membership fee ($50). If interested, please download the Application Form. Once filled out, send the application form and a $200 check to Treasurer Dr. Daliang Wang at the following address: Dr. Daliang Wang, One University Parkway, High Point, North Carolina 27268 (ACPSS website currently does not support online membership application/renew or fee payment.)

Becoming an ACPSS Member:

We welcome new members from all disciplines. To become an ACPSS member, or to renew your ACPSS membership, please visit our website at and download the Application/Renew Form. Once filled out, please send the form and membership fees to Treasurer Dr. Daliang Wang.

Membership fees:

One-year membership: $50
Two-year membership: $80
Three-year membership: $100
Five-year membership: $150
Life-time membership: $300 (best value)

All questions related to membership fees and registration fees should be directed to Treasurer Dr. Daliang Wang (

About Portland State University

Portland State University (PSU) is a public research university located in the southwest University District of downtown Portland, Oregon, United States. It was founded in 1946. The university was ranked among the top fifteen percentile of American universities in The Best 376 Colleges by the Princeton Review in 2012 for undergraduate education, and its graduate programs in Health Care Management, Social Work, Public Affairs, and Rehabilitation Counseling were ranked among the top 50 in the United States by the U.S. News and World Report in 2017.

Launched in May 2007, and the first to be established in the Northwest U.S., the Confucius Institute at Portland State University (CIPSU) is an integral component of the Office of International Affairs programs and activities. With the support of our sponsor, the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban 汉办) and our partner, Soochow University (苏州大学) in China, the goal of CIPSU is to promote a deeper understanding of Chinese language and culture in the greater Portland area and to foster mutually beneficial educational exchanges between the United States and China.

Introduction of Portland, OR (Wikipedia)

Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County. It is a major port in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers. As of 2017, Portland had an estimated population of 647,805,[9] making it the 26th-largest city in the United States, and the second-most populous in the Pacific Northwest (after Seattle). Approximately 2.4 million people live in the Portland metropolitan statistical area (MSA), making it the 25th most populous MSA in the United States. Its Combined Statistical Area (CSA) ranks 18th-largest with a population of around 3.2 million. Approximately 60% of Oregon’s population resides within the Portland metropolitan area.

13th China goes Global Conference @ Rollins College, Orlando, Florida
Sep 30 – Oct 2 all-day
13th China goes Global Conference @ Rollins College, Orlando, Florida | Winter Park | Florida | United States

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 ( 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
  • Geopolitics

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

Management Issues

  • 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.

Important Dates

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:

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:

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.

Conference Organizers:
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)

Submit Your Proposal Instructions
China Week, GSU Dunwoody Campus
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – Oct 3 @ 2:00 pm

See the attached flyer for the week’s activities:




Distinguished Speaker Series: Media and Cultural Memory: Intertextual Travels of the Story of the Western Wing @ White Hall Emory University
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Distinguished Speaker Series
Xiaoquiao Ling, Arizona State University

China Breakfast Briefing 2019 @ Atlanta Metro Chamber
Oct 18 @ 7:15 am – 9:30 am

Join the China Research Center, the Georgia State University Confucius Institute, the Chinese Business Association of Atlanta at the Metro Atlanta Chamber for the 2019 China Breakfast Briefing!

Date & Time:
Friday, October 18th, 2019 from 7:15am – 9:30am
7:15am: Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00am: Program Begins

Metro Atlanta Chamber
191 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 3400
Atlanta, Ga 30303

Free Event
(Parking is not included)

Moderated by: Dr. Penelope Prime, Clinical Professor of International Business, Institute of International Business, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, and Founding Director of the China Research Center

Charles Pinkham III, Senior Vice President of Development, Portman Holdings
Jian Ni, President of the Chinese Business Association of Atlanta and Alpha Group International, and Chief Operating Officer of Forest Lighting
Dr. Li Qi, Professor of Economics, Agnes Scott College
Ryan Sweeney, Chief Manufacturing Officer and Senior Vice President of Celios Advanced Air Technologies
John Woodward, Senior Director, Global Commerce, Metro Atlanta Chamber

Flyer Chinese Breakfast 2019 18Sep Final

USCPF Fall Forum: U.S.-China Relations in Flux: Political & Economic Perspectives @ Teasley Lecture Hall, Agnes Scott College
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

US-China Relations

The Atlanta Chapter of the U.S.-China People’s Friendship Association invites you to join in this timely discussion of U.S.-China Relations.


Dr. Yawei Liu, Director of the China Program at The Carter Center and Associate Director of the China Research Center

Dr. Penelope Prime, Clinical Professor of International Business, GSU, and Founding Director of the China Research Center

Free and open to the public.

USCPFA Forum 2019 (1)

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