Center for China-United States Relations
The JACKSON/HO CHINA FORUM is funded by the William Sharpless Jackson, Jr. Endowment.
To see video of some of our 2011 forums, please visit our video page here.
CHINA Town Hall - Wednesday, November 16
In cooperation with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, the Center for China-US Cooperation hosted CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections
Our program will began at 5:00 pm with a live webcast featuring Zbigniew Brzezinski, Former National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter and current counselor and trustee of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. National Committee president Steve Orlins moderated this 45-minute portion of the program, comprised of a 15-minute talk followed by half an hour during which Dr. Brzezinski responded to questions emailed in from audience members throughout the country. Full Bio
The webcast was followed by a presentation by our on-site speaker, Stephan A. Lang. Steve Lang is the deputy director of the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs at the Department of State. Prior to joining the China Desk, Mr. Lang served as a senior analyst in the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office of Japan, Korea, and APEC Affairs. Previously, he worked in the U.S. Consulate-General in Guangzhou; China, the American Institute in Taiwan in Taipei; the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the Department of State in Washington; the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok; and the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Cuba. Full Bio
Tuesday, October 25 - A Conversation with the Tibetan Cultural Exchange Delegation from China
The Tibetan Cultural Exchange Delegation from China visited us and engaged in a conversation with interested members of the DU community as well as the wider Denver community. The conversation was primarily conducted through translation.
The delegation included:
Ms. Hua Bi, Chief Editor of the China Tibetology Publishing House and Researcher at the China Tibetology Research Center. Her research is primarily on China’s Tibet policy and the social issues in Tibet in the international context
Mr. Nimazeren, Vice President of the Sichuan Research Institute of Culture and History. He is also recognized as a “Grade One Fine-arts Artist” of China
Mr. Tanzenlhundup, Researcher and Deputy Director of the Institute for Socioeconomic Studies at the China Tibetology Research Center
Mr. A Nu, Party Branch Secretary of the Village Committee of Tongga, Yangda Township, Doilungdêqên County, Tibet Autonomous Region
Ms. Yu Tang, interpreter for the delegation
Monday, October 24 - Shelley Rigger discussed "Why Taiwan Matters: Small Island, Global Powerhouse." Shelley Rigger is the Brown Professor of East Asian Politics and Chair of Political Science at Davidson College in North Carolina. She is the author of Why Taiwan Matters: Small Island, Global Powerhouse (Rowman and Littlefield, 2011) as well as two books on Taiwan’s domestic politics, Politics in Taiwan: Voting for Democracy (Routledge 1999) and From Opposition to Power: Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party (Lynne Rienner Publishers 2001). Her current research studies the effects of cross-strait economic interactions on Taiwan people’s perceptions of Mainland China.
Thursday, September 29 - Thomas Christensen discussed "China's Foreign Relations since the Financial Crisis." Thomas J. Christensen is William P. Boswell Professor of World Politics of Peace and War and Director of the China and the World Program at Princeton University. From 2006-2008 he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs with responsibility for relations with China, Taiwan, and Mongolia. His research and teaching focus on China’s foreign relations, the international relations of East Asia, and international security.
Thursday, May 19 - Yawei Liu discussed "Political Reform & Elections in China." Yawei Liu is Director of the Carter Center's China Program. He has been a member of numerous Carter Center missions to monitor Chinese village, township, and country people's congress deputy elections from 1997 to 2006. He also observed elections in Nicaragua, Peru, and Taiwan. He has written extensively on China's political development and grassroots democracy.
Tuesday, April 5 - Rear Admiral Eric A. McVadon discussed "China, North Korea, and the U.S.: A Problem Too Important to Be Deemed Impossible." Rear Admiral Eric A. McVadon, USN (Ret.) is a consultant on East Asian Security Affairs and also Senior Advisor and Director Emeritus of Asia-Pacific Studies, the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, specializing in international security factors shaping the Asia-Pacific region.
Monday, March 7 - Dru Gladney presented "China and the Middle East: Any Chance of a Jasmine Revolution Moving East?" Dru C. Gladney is Professor of Anthropology at Pomona College in Claremont, California. Previously, he was President of the Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona, and prior to that was Professor of Asian Studies at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Dr. Gladney conducts research on ethnic and cultural nationalism in Asia, focusing on issues of identity, economy, nation-state formation, transnationalism, and political development. He specializes on the peoples, politics, and cultures of the Silk Road, and has traveled and conducted research in the region for nearly three decades.
Wednesday, February 16 - Lee Feigon presented "The Passion of the Mao." Lee Feigon is the writer, director, and producer of the madcap revisionist documentary, The Passion of the Mao. Lee also serves as a research associate at the Center for East Asian Studies of the University of Chicago, and has been an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Friday, February 4 - ShanLu Zheng gave a Chinese art demonstration. Zheng is a board member of the Beijing Artists Association, a member of the Beijing Research Institute of Culture and History, Vice President of the Tibetan Culture and Art Research Institute and an editor for the "Hua Jie" (Art Community) magazine among other contributions. He is primarily known for his brush calligraphy of landscapes, people, birds and plant life.
Tuesday, January 18 - Nan Li discussed “China’s Evolving Naval Strategy.”
Nan Li is an associate professor in the Strategic Research Department of the U.S. Naval War College and a member of its China Maritime Studies Institute.