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Upcoming Conferences

 "Has China Found a Unique Path of Modernization: The China Model Revisited"

This two day event will be held at:

The Renaissance Room, Mary Reed Building
2199 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80208

Parking is available next to Cherrington Hall-campus parking map is available here


April 30, 2015Opening Reception and Dinner

6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:30 p.m. - DinnerConsul General Zhao

Our dinner speaker will be Ambassador Zhao Weiping, Chinese Consul General, Chicago who will speak on "the China Path and China - US Relations."  Ambassador Zhao has served as the Chinese Ambassador to the Independent State of Samoa from 2010 – 2012.


     China Model May 1, 2015 Conference

   9:20 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Renaissance Room, Mary Reed Building


Presentations include :

Chris Hughes

  "Militarism and the Chinese Model:  A Policy Network"
   Christopher R. Hughes, Head of the International Relations Department
   London School of Economics, UK


Barry Naughton "The Co-Evolution of Economic and Political Institutions in Reform 
   Barry Naughton, Professor, University of California, San Diego


  Jacques deLisle "Illiberal and Instrumental Legalism 2.0: Law's Role in the 'China
   Model' in the XiJacques deLisle Jinping Era"
   Jacques deLisle, Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law, the University of

 Dali Yang "The Struggle for Law and Order in the China Model"
   Dali Yang, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of  



Edward Friedman

   Edward Friedman, University of Wisconsin


Scott Kennedy

  Scott Kennedy, Center for Strategic and International Studies


Margaret Pearson

  Margaret M. Pearson, University of Maryland



  guoguang wu     Guoguang Wu, University of Victoria, Canada

 Complete Agenda

Registration fees:

Conference only - $20.00 (DU rate - $10.00*) per person
Conference with lunch - $30.00 (DU rate - $20.00*) per person
Conference with lunch, reception and dinner  - $80.00 (DU rate - $55.00*) per person
Reception and Dinner only  - $50.00 (DU- $35.00*) per person

*Students, faculty and staff who register for the DU rate must present their ID at check-in.


If you prefer not to use online registration, please complete the attached form and mail it according to the instructions on the form.

Deadline for registration is:  April 27, 2015


PAST ConferenceS

February 26, 2015 - "New Dynamics of Relations Across the Taiwan Strait" An International Workshop co-sponsored by: the Center for China - US Cooperation, University of Denver  Center for Taiwan Studies, School of International and Public Affairs, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Presentations included:

"Explaining the National Identity Shift in Taiwan" by Zhang Yang and Zuo Yana, School of International and Public Affairs, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

"Beijing's New Strategies toward a Changing Taiwan" Lin Gang, School of International and Public Affairs, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

"The Transition of the External Environment in Cross-Strait Relations" Jacques deLisle, University of Pennsylvania Law School

"Political Economy of Cross-Strait Relations: Is Political Patronage on Taiwanese Direct Investment in the Mainland Sustainable?" Yi-wen Yu, School of International and Public Affairs, Shanghai Jiao Tong University


Scott Kastner, University of Maryland Daniel Lynch, University of Southern California Alan Romberg, Stimson Center Vincent Wang, Richmond University

May 2014 -  "Rethinking the Chinese World Order: Historical Perspectives on the Rise of China," brought together top scholars to present their research and engage in conversations. Topics and speakers included:

The China Dream Goes Global: Socialist Modernization in the World of Great Harmony - William A. Callahan, London School of Economics

The Tenacious Tributary System
Peter Perdue, Yale University

The Party and the Sage: Communist China's Use of Quasi-Confucian Rationalizations for One-Party Dictatorship
Christopher Ford, Republican Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations

China's "Century of Humiliation" and Resulting Search for "Wealth and Power"
Stephen Thomas, University of Colorado, Denver

Presenter Bios and Paper Abstracts

The papers are tentatively scheduled for publication in the July 2015 issue of the Journal of Contemporary China.