The JACKSON/HO CHINA FORUM is funded by the William Sharpless Jackson, Jr. Endowment.
Friday, October 13, 2006 - Jackson/Ho China Forum - Our guest Dr. Ming K. Chan presented his subject "US-China Links with a Twist: Historical and ContemporaryPerspectiveson American Relations with Hong Kong & Macao". Dr. Ming K. Chan is John Heath Visiting Professor at Grinnell College for the fall semester of 2006. He is a Research Fellow and the coordinator of the Hong Kong Documentary Archives at the Hoover Institution. As such, he is collecting materials from Hong Kong and Macao as well as preparing historical dictionaries of Hong Kong and Macao.
Monday, October 9, 2006 - Jackson/Ho China Forum - Our special guest was Mr. Peng Liu, and he presented "Religion and US-China Relations ". Mr. Peng Liu is a Professor at the Institute of American Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, in Beijing, China. We also had Dr. Carol Lee Hamrin share her comments on the same subject matter. Dr. Carol Lee Hamrin is a Chinese affairs consultant, Research Professor at George Mason University, and Senior Associate with the Global China Center in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006 - Jackson/Ho China Forum - Honorable Su Chi, a member of the Legislative Yuan (Parliament) of Taiwan spoke on The Cross-Strait Quagmire. Rupert Hammond-Chambers, President of the US-Taiwan Business Council, presented "Taiwan's global economic role: A national security concern for Taiwan, the United States & China". The event was co-sponsored by the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Kansas City.
Monday, September 11, 2006 - Jackson/Ho China Forum - Kenneth Allen, Senior Analyst at the The CNA Corporation's China Studies Center, examined Current reforms in China's Air Force based on the "10 pillars": doctrine, leadership, organizational structure, officer corps, enlisted corps, education, training, weapon systems, logistics and maintenance, and foreign relations. The presentation also addressed the issue of PLA transparency.
Monday, May 15, 2006 - Li Zhensheng presented his photography, "The Politics of Power: Art and Image from China's Cultural Revolution." Co-sponsored by the Asian Arts Coordinating Council and supported by the William Sharpless Jackson Jr. Endowment. China's great proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966-76) was a radical political, social, and cultural movement initiated by Mao Zedong and his fanatic followers to rekindle revolutionary fervor throughout Chinese society. One of Mao's goals was to purify the communist party leadership and its institutions by targeting Chinese politicians he considered "capital roaders" or "bourgeois elements." As a photographer for the Heilongjiang Daily Newspaper, Li Zhensheng meticulously documented 30,000 negatives. Li's photos contrast with "official" cultural revolution propoganda art including posters, pins, sculpture, clocks, glasses, and textiles, which are also featured in the exhibit at the Museum of Outdoor Arts through June 16, 2006. Read an article about the show in the Denver Post.
Monday, March 6, 2006 - Jackson/Ho China Forum - Mr. Dan Blumenthal, Resident Fellow of the American Enterprise Institute, presented "Eying the Dragon: Asia's Response to the Rise of China."
Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - Jackson/Ho China Forum - Dr. Bates Gill, Freeman Chair of China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, presented Rising Star: China's New Security Diplomacy."
Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - Jackson/Ho China Forum - Richard Bush, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and director of its Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, spoke on the topic "The Taiwan Strait: How Likely War? How Possible Peace?"