TOPICS IN CONTEMPORARY CHINA STUDIES - April 9, 2016
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 (PhD cand. Sociology)
- Katherine Nachbar (BA, Asian Studies & Economics) - "Xinning Magazine: Reaching the Diaspora"
- Yuanyuan Liu & Lisha Liu (PhD cand., Sociology) - "Regional Variation in Earnings Inequality in Urban China Revisited: Two Decades after the Debate"
- Yuanyuan Tang (BA, 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 (MS, Regional Science)
- Li Zhang (PhD cand., Development Sociology) - "Bottom-up Food Self-Protection Arising from China’s Food Safety Crisis"
- Meicheng Wang (MA, City and Regional Planning) - "Redevelopment Models of Collective-owned Land in Beijing and Shenzhen under China’s Dual Land System"
- Julianne Eunu Song (BA, Economics & Asian Studies) - "Bumps in the Road: Chinese Automakers’ Efforts, Challenges, and Possibilities in the U.S. Market"