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:
- Political and Economic Reform (政治和经济改革)
- Educational Reform and Development (教育改革与发展)
- Ethical Standard and Social Justice (伦理道德和社会公正)
- Medical Service and Public Health (医疗服务于大众健康)
- Environment and Civilization (环境和文明)
- Chinese Language, Culture and Confucius Institute (中文教育,文化与孔子学院)
- Public Media and Mass Communication (公共媒体与大众传播)
- AI and Scientific Development (人工智能与科技发展)
- New Global Economic and Political Order (全球化政治经济的新秩序)
- Migration and Immigration (迁移与移民)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 www.acpssus.org and download the Application/Renew Form. Once filled out, please send the form and membership fees to Treasurer Dr. Daliang Wang.
One-year membership: $50
Two-year membership: $80
Three-year membership: $100
Five-year membership: $150
Life-time membership: $300 (best value)
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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. https://www.pdx.edu/about-portland-state-university
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. https://www.pdx.edu/confucius-institute/about
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, 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.
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)
Distinguished Speaker Series
Xiaoquiao Ling, Arizona State University
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
(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
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.
Distinguished Speaker Series
Robert C. Neville, Boston University
Wei Wu, Religion
A public lecture by Professor Yang Zhong
Co-sponsored by the Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy of The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the School of History and Sociology at Georgia Tech
Based on questionnaires and extensive interviews, this lecture attempts to shed some empirical and comparative light on the religiosity and socio-political values of Chinese Christians. The study reveals that Chinese Christians have relatively high levels of religiosity in both believing and behaving aspects. Chinese Christians in the study also turn out to be rather conservative in their social values, more so than the general population in China and Christians in the United States. With regard to their political values, majority of the Chinese Christians in the study are strong supporters of democratic values and civil liberties. It is further found that the religious values of Chinese Christians are positively related to their socio-political values. More religiously fundamentalist Christians tend to hold more socially conservative values and more supportive of democratic values. Findings from the study are revealing and carry implications for development of civil society in China.
Dr. Yang Zhong is Professor at the Department of Political Science of the University of Tennessee, U.S.A. He is also the Director of Public Opinion Research Center at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Dr. Zhong’s main research and teaching interests include Chinese local governance, urban studies in China and Chinese political culture. He has published over 60 scholarly articles and book chapters, authored three books and co-edited several books.
Parking is available in Visitor Area 1 across North Avenue.
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