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Inaugural CCCI & CICER Student Symposium takes place on April 9!

The 2016 CCCI & CICER Student Symposium: Topics in Contemporary China Studies will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 9:30AM to 4:30PM in 401 Physical Sciences Building. Our keynote speaker is Professor Shiping Tang, Professor in the School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA) at Fudan Univeristy (Shanghai, China).

CCCI: Zachary Howlett unpacks issues of social inequality in China's college entrance exam system

EAP's own graduate student Zachary Howlett, Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at Cornell, gave a CCCI lecture on February 22, 2016. In his talk titled "China's National College Entrance Examination (Gaokao) as Fateful Rite of Passage: 'A Great Army Crossing a Narrow Plank Bridge'," he explores the continued significance of China's college entrance exam despite evidence of social and economic inequality within the system.

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EAP Faculty "Roundtable weighs Chinese political developments"

Cornell Chronicle (February 5, 2016) reports on our event, “The Great Crackdown: A Roundtable on Censorship and Protest in China Today,” organized by Professor Magnus Fiskesjö (Anthropology) and Professor Eli Friedman (ILR). The faculty panel also included Professor Jessica Chen Weiss (Government) and reporter Philip Cunningham.

Cornell Contemporary China Initiative lecture series for Spring 2016 launches Monday, February 8!

Come join us for our CCCI Lecture Series this semester on Mondays from 4:30pm to 6:00pm in Kaufmann Auditorium (G64 Goldwin Smith Hall)!

Professor Basile Zimmermann shadows a DJ at a techno party on the Great Wall

CCCI Lecture Series: Professor Basile Zimmermann (East Asian Studies, University of Geneva) - "Waves and Forms: Electronic Music Devices and Computer Encodings in China" (November 16, 2015)

Professor Aminda Smith connects the origins of "brainwashing" to Chinese thought reform

CCCI Lecture Series: Professor Aminda Smith (History, Michigan State University) - "Legacies of 'Brainwashing': Cold War Ideology and Modern Chinese History" (November 9, 2015)

Professor Michael Meyer recounts his experience writing about Beijing hutongs

CCCI Lecture Series: Professor Michael Meyer (English, University of Pittsburg) - "Covering China from the Ground Up" (October 26, 2015)

Annetta Fotopoulos traces the many depictions of the Yue Fei story throughout Chinese history

CCCI Lecture Series: Annetta Fotopoulos (Ph.D. Candidate, Asian Literature, Religion & Culture, Cornell University) - "Projecting Multiethnicity into the Past: The Latest Retelling of the Yue Fei Story" (October 19, 2015)

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EAP Faculty Nick Admussen gives CCCI Fall 2015 Lecture on "The Lyric Copy"

Professor Nick Admussen is a EAP faculty member from the Department of Asian Studies at Cornell. In his CCCI talk on November 2, 2015 titled "The Lyric Copy: From the Hundred Flowers to the Mongrel Coalition", he illustrates how the lyric copy is a form of expression citing an example in Chinese poetry.

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CEAS rounds up 2015 with brand new titles!

New CEAS titles: CEAS 173 Portrait of a Suburbanite, CEAS 177 Voices of Taiwanese Women: Three Contemporary Plays, CEAS 178 Reading Wang Wenxing: Critical Essays, CEAS 180 1943: China at the Crossroads, CEAS 175 Sangaku Proofs: A Japanese Mathematician at Work