Young Scholars Conference

The 2017 Conference will take place on May 19-20, 2017 at UC San Diego

This annual conference started out in 2014 as a platform to bring young scholars from China’s Fudan University and the ten University of California campuses together to present their current research. It has expanded to include young scholars from other Chinese and American universities who study contemporary Chinese society, politics and economy. The annual gathering provides a great opportunity for the young scholars to exchange ideas, network with each other and develop fruitful collaborations in future.

Social Sciences and China Studies

May 20-21, 2016 | UC San Diego

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The Young Scholars Conference is an annual event that brings Chinese and American scholars together so they can exchange ideas and share research findings. We especially hope that the conference presented an opportunity for the participants to build new synergies and develop future collaborative projects.

The overarching theme for the 2016 conference was “Social Sciences and China Studies.” It involved contributions from all social science disciplines that address critical issues in politics, law, economy, environment, media and information, and social change.


Governance in China

Governance in China

May 14 - 15, 2015 | UC San Diego

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During this two-day conference, five Fudan University scholars were joined by seven UC scholars representing UC San Diego, UC Berkeley, UC Davis and UC Merced. Research discussion ranged from Government Policies and Public Health in California and Shanghai to Effects of Environmental Regulation in China to The Nature of Political Ideology in China.


Social Power in China

Social Power in China

May 19 - 20, 2014 | UC San Diego

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During this two-day conference, six Fudan University scholars were joined by eight UC scholars representing UC San Diego, UC Irvine, UC Berkeley and UCLA. Research discussion ranged from How Businesses Influence Policy to Accountability from Cyberspace to Will Migration Worsen Urban Safety.