• #31 – 五加五 5+5

    event #31 December 03rd,  2013 Screening of the documentary 5+5 五加五 A cabbie driving for art: Artists and Villains in a Beijing Village by Xu Xing (China) and Andrea Cavazzuti (Italy) 85 min, Chinese with English subtitles Comedy, Docu-Drama, Art, Social...


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  • #30 – China’s Global Role 2.0 – Keeping a High Profile

    event #30 November 06th,  2013 Prof. WANG Yizhou 王逸舟 Deputy Dean of the School of International Studies, Peking University Abstract In his two recent books about the evolution of China’s global role, Wang Yizhou famously initiated the concept of creative involvement, calling on China to play a...


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  • #28 – China’s Dilemma: Marching West but Thinking East

    event #28 September 24,  2013 Prof. WANG Jisi 王缉思 Professor, School of International Studies, Peking University Abstract Where do we trace back the origin of the “March West” theory? Does it have any precedent in the Chinese scholarship and to what extent it can be connected to the American...


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  • #27 – The Civil Factor: NGOs in China

    event #27 June 06,  2013 Prof. Dr. ZHANG Changdong 张长东 Assistant Professor, Department of Political Studies, Peking University In the last three decades, with rapid economic growth and government reform, the emergence of Non-government Organizations (NGO) from near zero to tens of millions is a...


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  • #25 – Craving for Power: Energy and Security in China

    event #25 April, 30 2013 Prof. Dr. Jørgen Delman Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies (TORS), Copenhagen University DENG Liangchun 邓梁春 Senior Programme Officer, Climate and Energy Programme, WWF China Abstract Professor Delman will discuss how China’s energy security is challenged...


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  • #24 – Sex Industry in China: Social and Political Context

    event #24 March, 26 2013 Prof. Dr. HUANG Yingying 黄盈盈 Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Renmin University of China; Deputy Director, Institute of Sexuality and Gender Chang Ji (娼妓, prostitution) is recognized as one of the oldest profession in Chinese history; while Xiaojie (小姐, female...


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  • #22 – The Question of Identity in Cultural China

    event #22 December, 03 2012 Prof. Dr. TU Weiming 杜维明 Dean and Director, Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies (IHAS), Peking University, Former Director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute Abstract Prof. TU Weiming is engaged in the re-appreciation of traditional values and thinking in...


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  • #21 – China’s Investments in Europe

    event #21 November, 20 2012 Dr. ZHAO Changhui 赵昌会 Chief Country Risk Analyst at the Export-Import Bank of China /EXIM Bank Speaker Biography Dr. ZHAO Changhui is veteran manager at The Export-Import Bank of China (China Eximbank), specializing in China’s national security policy. He is a career...


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  • #19 – Mutual Interest? China’s Role in Africa

    event #19 October, 11 2012 Prof. Dr. LI Anshan 李安山 School of International Studies, Peking University Abstract Prof. LI critically covered aspects of the development policies of China in Africa, both appraising the achievements that Chinese engagement brought to the continent and also discussed...


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  • #18 – Post-colonialism: a Chinese Perspective

    event #18 June, 06 2012 Prof. Dr. LEI Yi 雷颐 Institute of Modern History, CASS, Chinese Academy of Social Science Abstract The talk gave an interpretation framework about the concepts of postmodernism, orientalism, post-colonialism, clarifying actual meanings, in order to discuss how...


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