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Jia Qingguo on US-China Relations: A hybrid event @ Emory University, 240 Atwood Chemistry Center
Nov 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The Carter Center China Focus, the China Research Center of Atlanta, and the Department of Political Science at Emory University are pleased to share that Jia Qingguo (贾庆国), Professor at the School of International Studies at Peking University and Payne Distinguished Fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, will speak at Emory University at 4:00 PM on November 28, 2022. A leading political scientist from the People’s Republic of China, Professor Jia received his Ph.D. in political science from Cornell University in 1988. Throughout his distinguished career, he has published extensively on U.S.-China relations and Chinese foreign policy.

Professor Jia will speak about the past, present, and future of U.S.-China relations. His remarks will be followed by a moderated discussion with Professor Holli Semetko (Emory University), Dr. Penelope Prime (China Research Center of Atlanta), and Professor Philip Fei-Ling Wang (Georgia Tech).

This event is hybrid and open to the public. The event will be hosted on the Emory University campus: 240 Atwood Chemistry Center, 1515 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

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Webinar: US-China 2050: Preventing a Devastating Pandemic
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm


About the series:
Committee of 100 has launched a thought leadership series in collaboration with leading universities and think tanks across the country that will focus on key topics that the U.S. and China have a joint interest in. The goal of the discussion series is to bypass the heated rhetoric of the moment and bring to bear the complexity and nuisances of common challenges facing the U.S. and China, and how each country might tackle the challenge differently in the long term.About the webinar:
With China being the first country to be struck by COVID and the U.S. being the country that suffered the most infections and death toll per capita, each country has been dealing with pandemic situation that is unique to their country. Gathering infectious disease experts from each country to discuss to discuss how the next thirty years might look like for pandemics, what they have learned from dealing with COVID-19 that will help us prepare for and prevent a devastating pandemic. This webinar is jointly organized by Committee of 100 and the China Research Center.
Adam Zhuo Chen, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, College of Public Health, University of Georgia
Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, President and CEO, Resolve to Save Lives
George Fu Gao, PhD, Former Director-General, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, MPH, Senior Strategic Advisor for CHAMPS, Principal Investigator for IANPHI, and the Global Health Institute-China Tobacco Control Partnership
Guoen Liu, PhD, BOYA Distinguished Professor of Economics, Peking University; Dean, PKU Institute for Global Health and Development; and Director, PKU China Center for Health Economic Research (CCHER)
Zhijie Zheng, MD, PhD, Director, China Country Office, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
After the 20th CCP National Congress & U.S. Elections: Whither China?
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
After the 20th CCP National Congress & U.S. Elections: Whither China?

Sponsored by the China Research Center and the US-China Perception Monitor

Moderator: James Schiffman, Editor, China Currents; Panelists: Dr. Yawei Liu, Senior Advisor on China, The Carter Center, and Associate Director of the China Research Center; Dr. John Wagner Givens, Associate Professor of International Studies, Spelman College; and Associate of the China Research Center Dr. Andy Wedeman, Professor of Political Science, Georgia State University, and Associate of the China Research Center.

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China Research Center Memoir Series – Crossing Borders: A Memoir by John Garver @ Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
Feb 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am
China Research Center Memoir Series – Crossing Borders: A Memoir by John Garver @ Sam Nunn School of International Affairs | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

This is the first book in the China Research Center’s newly launched memoir series. The Center helps to publish China-related memoirs by scholars around the world.

John W. Garver, professor emeritus in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, discusses his memoir Crossing Borders: The Making of an American Asian Specialist, a thought-provoking and personal account of his life that lead to him becoming an expert on China’s foreign relations. Garver’s memoir traces his evolution from a 1960s Student for a Democratic Society radical committed to socialist revolution to an American patriot trying to understand and explain China’s quest for wealth and power. Several years of encounters with variants of dictatorship in the USSR and Eastern Europe, China including both Taiwan and Mainland China, and Burma, shaped his rethinking of United States global containment. Over a career of 30 years at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Garver evolved from a revolutionary activist surveilled by the FBI to a leading academic authority on China’s foreign relations, including Sino-Soviet/Russian, Sino-Indian, and Sino-Iranian relations.

Garver’s book brings to light the shifting geopolitics throughout recent history that have shaped China’s position within the global political landscape through the lens of one who has traveled and studied in much of Asia to gain firsthand knowledge.

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Chinese Day: Interactive Chinese Dance Workshop @ Exhibition Hall Midtown
Feb 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chinese Day: Interactive Chinese Dance Workshop @ Exhibition Hall Midtown | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

You are cordially invited to our Chinese Day: Interactive Chinese Dance Workshop from 3–5 pm on February 17, hosted at Exhibition Hall Midtown. We will watch a 30-minute traditional and classical Chinese dance performance, learn about its history and rich cultural meanings, try conventional props, and practice a few moves with the artist!

Please be sure to RSVP here so we can prepare snacks and drinks for you.

We look forward to celebrating, eating, and dancing with you!

Chinese Day: Chinese Dance Workshop

The Taste of Water in the Story of the Stone @ Emory University Psychology and Interdisciplinary Sciences (PAIS) Building
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Taste of Water in the Story of the Stone @ Emory University Psychology and Interdisciplinary Sciences (PAIS) Building | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

A lecture by Wai-yee Li

1879 Professor of Chinese Literature, Harvard University

The taste of water is an important component of tea connoisseurship, and discussions of the taste of water are especially prevalent in Ming and Qing writings on tea. Using an exchange on the taste of water in the eighteenth- century masterpiece The Story of the Stone as a starting point, the lecture will explore the genealogy of taste metaphors in the Chinese tradition. While vision claims a preeminent place in the Greek tradition and truth is understood in terms of hearing in the Jewish tradition, metaphors of taste play a major role in Chinese thought. Is the promise of taste metaphors fulfilled in scenes about taste or about other senses? What does the representation of taste and other senses in The Story of the Stone tell us about desire, enlightenment, and the boundaries of the self?

Emory University
Psychology and Interdisciplinary Sciences (PAIS) Building, Suite 270
36 Eagle Row
Atlanta, Georgia 30322

Causal Network Analysis
Feb 23 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Causal Network Analysis

Speaker: Weihua An, Emory University

Abstract: Fueled by recent advances in statistical modeling and the rapid growth of network data, social network analysis has become increasingly popular in sociology and related disciplines. However, a significant amount of work in the field has been descriptive and correlational, which prevents the findings from being more rigorously translated into practices and policies. This talk provides a review of the popular models and methods for network analysis, with a focus on causal inference threats (such as measurement error, missing data, network endogeneity, contextual confounding, simultaneity, and collinearity), potential solutions (such as instrumental variables, specialized experiments, and leveraging longitudinal data), and future directions for causal network analysis. [Related Paper]

High Technology in U.S.-China Relations
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

High Tech March10

Learn how dialogue can help stabilize U.S.-China Competition over High Technology

Chinese Politics & Society Book Talk Series: Hybrid Format @ Emory University
Mar 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Announcing the Spring 2023 Chinese Politics & Society Book Talk Series

Co-organized by The Carter Center, China Research Center, and the Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures at Emory University.

Atlanta (March 9, 2023) – The Carter Center China Focus is pleased to share the Chinese Politics & Society book talk series organized in cooperation with the China Research Center and Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures at Emory University. The Spring 2023 series will feature book talks by three Atlanta-area scholars of Chinese politics, society, and foreign affairs.

The first talk in this series will feature Bin Xu, associate professor of sociology at Emory University, on his recent book The Culture of Democracy: A Sociological Approach to Civil Society (Polity, 2022). In the book, Xu provides the first systematic survey of the cultural sociology of civil society and offers a committed global perspective on pressing issues in today’s world. Against the bleak backdrop of upheavals, wars, and catastrophes, civil societies remain vibrant, animated by people’s belief that they should and can solve such issues and build a better society. Their imagination of a good society, their understanding of their engagement, and the ways they choose to act constitute the cultural aspect of civil society. Central to this cultural aspect of civil society is the “culture of democracy,” including normative values, individual interpretations, and interaction norms pertaining to features of a democratic society, such as civility, independence, and solidarity. In this talk, Xu highlights the culture of democracy in China and related societies, especially Hong Kong and overseas Chinese communities, addressing the challenges Chinese civil societies face and the hopes that the challenges imply.

The talk will be held in hybrid format on Thursday, March 23 at 4:00 PM ET. To attend in person, please register below and visit Modern Languages Building 201, 532 Kilgo Circle, Atlanta GA 30322. To attend the event online, please register on Zoom here.

Pizza and refreshments will be served.

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Bayesian Analysis: An Overview
Mar 23 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Bayesian Analysis: An Overview

Speaker: Jun Xu, Ball State University

Abstract: Once portrayed as a heretical paradigm and subjective doctrine, Bayesian inference has emerged from this abject oblivion to a tidal wave to sweep through the world of statistics and data science. This talk begins with the origin of Bayesian statistics, the Bayes theorem, and recounts how and (possibly) why this framework was created.  Formerlly called the inverse probability approach, and probably more appropriately—Laplacian statistics—Bayesian statistics has undergone the nadir and zenith of its practice, due in part to its computational inconvenience and subjective assignment of priors. With the computational breakthroughs, especially those in the 1980s and early 1990s, several seemingly unrelated dots were connected to create the Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods. This has completely changed the landscape in the field and revolutionized the estimation methods for Bayesian statistics. Unlike the classical frequentist statistics with the null hypothesis significance testing (NHST), Bayesian statistics usually uses Bayes factors, probabilities (not the confusing and problematic p-values), and credible intervals (not confidence intervals) to make inferences. Along with prior information integrated into the current iteration of estimation, the Bayesian approach dovetails well with how information is processed and updated epistemologically. This talk is based on the introductory sections of this recently published book.  

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