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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 Center is currently accepting proposals and requests for research and conference funding from faculty and students (Princeton University affiliated only).  Please visit our website at: https://ccc.princeton.edu/funding for more information.

A CHINA Town Hall with Ambassador Susan E. Rice sponsored by the National Committee on U.S. Relations (NCUSCR) will be held on Tues., Oct. 24th. For more info: https://www.ncuscr.org/. Or you can email news@ncuser.org.

The Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China was dedicated on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. Advisory Council Members for the CCC met for the first time that morning. Gary King, Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor and Director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University, gave the dedication lecture in...


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