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Global Seminar 2018 Cohort Selected

We are pleased to announce the selected cohort for the 2018 Global Seminar!
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Upcoming Events

Estimating the Effects of Educational System Contraction: The Case of China’s Rural School Merger Initiative

Mon, Apr 16, 2018, 4:30 pm

This study estimates the impact of educational infrastructure consolidation on educational attainment using the case of China's rural school merger

Location: A71 Simpson
Audience: Free and Open to the Public

The Art of Political Repression in China

Mon, Apr 30, 2018, 4:30 pm

Authoritarian regimes often have grand designs to control and remake the societies they govern.

Location: A71 Simpson
Audience: Free and Open to the Public


Chinese welcomeFounded in 2015, the Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China at Princeton University advances the study of contemporary China and provides substantive analysis from social science perspectives of the dramatic sociological shifts taking place in China today.


directorYu Xie is the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor of Sociology and has a faculty appointment at the Princeton Institute of International and Regional Studies, Princeton University.

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We are pleased to announce that the Center has two job openings for Fall 2018 or sooner: Postdoctoral Research Associate and a Research Scientist (Research Scholar).  Please visit our website at https://ccc.princeton.edu/fellowships-and-open-positions for inst
The seminar offers an introduction to some of the most prominent features of Chinese society, including work organizations, the education system, the urban/rural divide, migration, social inequality, marriage and family, ethnicity and religion.


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