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Future of China’s Central-Local Relations

Fri, Feb 8, 2019, 12:00 pm

The fate of reform depends on those charged with implementation.  The challenge is striking the right balance between central control and local...

Audience: Free and Open to the Public

Pathways to Violent Insurgency: China’s Factional Warfare of 1967-1968

Fri, Feb 8, 2019, 2:00 pm

Armed warfare between rebel factions spread across China after a wave of power seizures overthrew local governments in early 1967.

Audience: Free and Open to the Public

Racialized International Order and the Rise of China: Evidence from Germany’s Public Discourse

Wed, Feb 27, 2019, 4:30 pm

Drawing inspiration from Said’s work on Orientalism and Gramsci’s conceptualization of hegemony, this paper explores how racial prejudice in the...

Location: A71 Simpson International Building
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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The Penn Symposium on Contemporary China (PSCC) aims to provide a unique high-level academic forum for the discussion of the political, legal, economic, and social factors shaping China and its role in the  world today. The Symposium will highlight graduate student research on these topics and will feature Dr. Shelley Rigger of Davidson College...


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