China's Domestic Challenges Conference


China's Domestic Challenges

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Monday, March 25, 2013
Panels: 8:30am - 4:00pm; Evening Program: 4:30 - 6:00pm

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The Fudan-UC Center on Contemporary China hosted a day-long conference on "China's Domestic Challenges" that brought together scholars from throughout the University of California system and from Fudan University to discuss China’s contemporary domestic challenges. A keynote address on "China's Growing Population: Current Trends and Future Challenges" by PENG Xizhe and a tribute to the late UCLA Professor Rick Baum (1940-2012) were paid at the evening program. 

Papers on population trends, protests, migration, public health, and energy challenges were presented (see below). There were four different sessions throughout the day. 

8:30 – 8:50am  |  Arrival, Coffee & Pastries

Opening Remarks

8:50 – 9:00am  |  Welcome and Introduction 

Richard MADSEN, Director of Fudan-UC Center on Contemporary China

Peter COWHEY, Dean and Qualcomm Professor, GPS, UC San Diego

PENG Xizhe, Associate Dean, Fudan Development Institute; Director of the State Innovative Institute for Public Management and Public Policy Studies at Fudan University

Panel Sessions 

9:00 – 10:45am  |  Session I: Public Opinion and Popular Mobilization in China

Chair: Tom GOLD, Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley

“The Society of Senior Citizens and Popular Protest in Rural Zhejiang”
Kevin O’BRIEN, Alann P. Bedford Professor of Asian Studies and Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

“The Anatomy of a Protest Film: ‘Who Killed Our Children?”
Paul PICKOWICZ, Distinguished Professor of History and Chinese Studies, Endowed Chair in Modern Chinese History, UC San Diego

“International Knowledge and Domestic Attitudes in a Changing Society”
Haifeng HUANG, Assistant Professor of Political Science, UC Merced

“Celebrities in the Internet Age: Han Han’s Everyman Appeal”
Angie CHAU, Lecturer, Department of Literature, UC San Diego

10:45am – 11:00am  |  Coffee Break    

11:00am – 12:00pm  |  Session II: Deregulation and China’s Energy Market      

Chair: Junjie ZHANG, Assistant Professor, IR/PS, UC San Diego

“Perspectives on the Deregulation Roadmap of China’s Energy Market in the Next Decade”
WU Libo, Director, Center for Energy Economics and Strategic Studies; Associate Professor, School of Economics, Fudan University

12:00 – 1:00pm  |  Lunch    

1:00 – 2:30pm  |  Session III: Labor Supply and Rural-Urban Migration in China

Chair: Lei GUANG, Director of 21st Century China Program, and Associate Director of Fudan-UC Center on Contemporary China

“Using a Simple Structural Model to Identify Labor Supply and Unemployment from Data on Employment”
CHENG Yuan, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, School of Social Development and Public Policy, Fudan University

“Citizenship in Urban China: The Case of the Points Systems"
ZHANG Li, Professor, School of Social Development and Public Policy, Fudan University 

“Gendered Tales of Urban Adventures: Media Representations of Migrant Workers in 1980s and 1990s in China”
Qian YANG, Graduate Student, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, UC Santa Barbara

2:30 – 4:00pm  |  Session IV: Healthcare Provision and Health Security in China    

Chair: Chris CONNERY, Professor, Department of Literature, UC Santa Cruz

“Deathly Profession: Being Doctors in Urban China”
Mei ZHAN, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, UC Irvine

“Linking Heroin Users in China to Drug Treatment and Other Resources in the Community”
Fei WU, Graduate Student, Department of Social Welfare, School of Public Affairs, UCLA

“How to Improve Health Security System in China?  Issues and Challenges in the Way to Universal Health Coverage” 
YING Xiaohua, Professor and Deputy Director, Department of Health Economics and Policy, School of Public Health, Fudan University

4:00 – 4:30pm  |  Coffee Break    

Evening Program & Keynote Address 

4:30 – 6:00pm

Chair: Richard MADSEN, Director of Fudan-UC Center on Contemporary China

Remembering UCLA Professor Rick Baum and His Contribution to China Studies Clayton DUBE, Executive Director, USC US-China Institute 

Keynote Address on “China’s Growing Population: Current Trends and Future Challenges”PENG Xizhe, Associate Dean of the Fudan Development Institute, and Director of the State Innovative Institute for Public Management and Public Policy Studies, Fudan University

The conference was co-sponsored by the 21st Century China Program at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, UC San Diego