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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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Recent News

Recently, Princeton University's Office of Development interviewed students from the 2016 Global Seminar in China.  15 Princeton undergraduates, on a six-week Global Seminar, explored contemporary Chinese society, including its burgeoning diversity, rapid change, growing rural-urban divide, and increasing wealth and social disparities.
The 3rd Annual China-Africa Research Initiative (CARI) Conference will be held in two weeks, on October 13 & 14, 2016 at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington DC. This year’s theme is “Orient Express: Chinese Infrastructure Engagement in Africa,” and we are pleased to have Dr.
On Nov. 21, 4:30 pm, Audrye Wong of the Politics Department of Princeton University will give a talk entitled More than Peripheral: How Provinces Influence Chinese Foreign Security Policy.  


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