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CCCI Student Symposium

Student Symposium 2017 CFP


Cornell Contemporary China Initiative, in collaboration with Cornell Institute for China Economic Research and China & Asia-Pacific Studies, is hosting a student symposium on contemporary China studies in April 2017. Our theme for the symposium, “Global China,” seeks to invite student research projects which explores China’s interconnectedness with the rest of the world and its role in global trends. This symposium will serve as a platform for students to present their research to an engaged audience of faculty and fellow students and participate in critical discussions about the field. We are looking for 3 undergraduate and 3 graduate students to give 15-minute presentations on their work. Student presentations will be reviewed prior to the symposium by a faculty committee and in group workshops as an opportunity to receive feedback from faculty and peers in various disciplines.

Call for Papers

The student symposium will be an all-day event on April 22, 2017 on Cornell campus.

Eligibility: Cornell undergraduate and graduate students from any discipline with a complete or in-progress research project on contemporary China

Application Process: Please complete the brief application form below with a short abstract of your research paper and name(s) of the faculty advisor(s) with whom you would be consulting throughout the spring semester.

Deadline: February 6, 2017

Notification: February 2017






Professor Shiping Tang - "Studying Contemporary China in the Social Sciences"

Professor Shiping Tang is Professor in the School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA)   at Fudan Univeristy (Shanghai, China). He has a B. A. in Paleontology from China University of Geosciences (1985), an M. A. in molecular biology from University of Science and Technology of China (1988), a Ph. D. in molecular biology & genetics from Wayne State University School of Medicine (1995), and an M. A. in international studies from the University of California at Berkeley (1999). Professor Tang has a very broad research interest, covering international relations (IR) theory and policy, political economy, and philosophy of social sciences. His most recent book, The Social Evolution of International Politics (Oxford University Press, 2013), was awarded the "Annual Best Book Award" by the International Studies Association (ISA) in 2015.


Panel 1: Exploring Regional and Global Connections: Diaspora, Market Institutions, and the Arts

Q&A Moderator: Ningzi Li (Sociology)

  • Katherine Nachbar (Asian Studies & Economics) - "Xinning Magazine: Reaching the Diaspora"
  • Yuanyuan Liu & Lisha Liu (Sociology) - "Regional Variation in Earnings Inequality in Urban China Revisited: Two Decades after the Debate"
  • Yuanyuan Tang (Asian Studies and History of Art) - "Art Market in China: Auction Houses, Collectors, and Museums in Past Thirty Years"

Panel 2: Addressing Implications of China's Development: Food Safety, Land Rights, and Automobiles

Q&A Moderator: Yiqi Ou (Regional Science)

  • Li Zhang (Development Sociology) - "Bottom-up Food Self-Protection Arising from China’s Food Safety Crisis"
  • Meicheng Wang (City and Regional Planning) - "Redevelopment Models of Collective-owned Land in Beijing and Shenzhen under China’s Dual Land System"
  • Julianne Eunu Song (Economics & Asian Studies) - "Bumps in the Road: Chinese Automakers’ Efforts, Challenges, and Possibilities in the U.S. Market"