Past Events: 2015

会议宗旨:雾霾与大气治理是近年来北方冬季的热门话题,与之相伴随的还有今年秋天“秸秆禁焚”的运动式治理模式。为了厘清焚烧秸秆的“罪与罚”,探寻正当与科学的公共决策程序,凤凰网大学问栏目邀请了热衷本话题的相关专家和部分实践层面的人员探讨这一话题。


China Model Revisited Workshop

9:00 am–5:00 pm
Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Dec.
16

The event was co-sponsored by The School of International and Public Affairs, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and The University of Chicago Center in Beijing


The 2016 Career Advancement China Trek Reception was held on December 14th at the Beijing Hong Kong Jockey Club. The reception was hosted by Class of 2019 parent Guy Cui.


Dec.
3

Joseph Burton, Executive Director of the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Chicago, held an info session at the UChicago Beijing Center on December 3rd. The info session focused on the Law School’s  JSD and LL.M programs.


The Age of Transition: Bronzes and Molds Found in Daijiawan, Shigushan, Baoji County, Shaanxi

All day
Through December 3, 2015
University of Chicago Center in Beijing & Baoji County, Shaanxi Province

Begins
Nov. 30

The Age of Transition: Bronzes and Molds Found in Daijiawan, Shigushan, Baoji County, Shaanxi and Anyang, Henan
寶雞戴家灣、石鼓山與安陽出土青銅器及陶範學術研討會
The conference, co-organized by the University of Chicago, the Shaanxi Archaeological Institute, the Baoji Bronze Museum, and the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, took place between November 30 and December 2, 2015, with the first part held at the University of Chicago Center in Beijing(Nov. 30 – Dec. 1) and the second in the Baoji Bronze Museum, Baoji, Shaanxi Province(Dec. 2 - 3). Scholars in archaeology, epigraphy, history, and art history from various institutes and museums in mainland China, North America, and Taiwan contributed to the discussion via their specialties.


Chinese students joined UChicago alumnus Dr. Eric Hendriks for this interesting discussion. 


Christopher L. Guymon, Associate Dean for Administration, UChicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies, met with high school students and parents to talk about the newly created summer program for Chinese high school students. 


2015 PUMCH International Conference on Residency Education

All day
Peking Union Medical College Hospital

Oct.
31

Organized by China Medical Board (CMB) and PUMCH, commissioned by National Health and Family Planning Commission and Ministry of Education, the conference attracted about 500 hospital residency program directors and the leaders of the affiliated medical schools, as well as representatives from ACGME-International and MGH.


Cultural Policy and the Arts in Contemporary China

All day
Through October 28, 2015

Begins
Oct. 27

The two-day symposium at the University of Chicago’s Beijing Center included sessions that focused on deepening the understanding of artistic practices, institutions, and policies in the specific political, cultural, and economic context of China.


The workshop was held in order to create an opportunity for in-depth training of a cadre of pathologists in China on accurate pathological assessment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), while establishing a platform for broadened exchange between the University of Chicago Medicine and pathologists and clinicians in China, as well as experts from the Cleveland Clinic.  The workshop focused on pathologic diagnosis and clinicopathologic correlation of IBD.  It consisted of a series of lectures by several expert IBD pathologists and clinicians from the US and China, a panel discussion on a series of challenging cases, and a session of case studies on pitfalls and lessons involving pathologic diagnosis.  We were pleased to welcome a large audience consisting of over 190 pathologists and clinicians with special interests in IBD from all over China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Tianjin, Dalian, Zhejiang and Hebei Provinces, etc.


UChicago-Peking University Joint Workshop on Novel Quantum Matter

All day
Through October 16, 2015
Peking University

Begins
Oct. 15

Workshop topics spanned theoretical and experimental research into novel quantum states in materials and cold atomic gases. Some of the topics included quantum detection and measurement of single quantum states, topological phenomena in electronic physics, symmetries and states in topological insulators, and exotic correlation in atomic physics. These subjects have fundamental significance for physics, material science, and nano-science, as well as potential applications in electronics and quantum information technology.


Begins
Sep. 25

The symposium has become an annual collaboration between the University of Chicago Medicine and Peking Union Medical College Hospital. 


The University of Chicago Medicine and China Century Group signed an exclusive partnership agreement on May 21st, 2015 to improve health care delivery in China by bringing international standards and best practices to hospitals across the country. “The University of Chicago Medical Seminar in Beijing 2015” was the inaugural joint event to share the expertise of the University of Chicago Medicine with the medical community in China. At this signature event, Dr. J. Michael Millis, Vice Chairman of Global Surgery, presented “Future of Surgery” introducing the best practice of clinical and operational aspects of the University of Chicago Department of Surgery.


ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Successful prevention and treatment of TB in South and South East Asia and the Western Pacific region is critical to global efforts to eliminate the disease. Infectious diseases, such as TB, have become more concentrated in socially and economically disadvantaged groups during the social and economic progress accompanying the accelerated process of globalization in many countries in the region. In order to eliminate TB by 2050, it necessary to explore new ideas, new dialogues, and new policies. In addition to advances in diagnosis, treatment and patient management strategies, it is critical that vulnerable groups have greater access to TB prevention, treatment and care services. This is particularly important to addressing the problem of MDR-TB, which is a growing concern in the region and across the world.


On September 17th, Admission representatives from UChicago, Cornell, Rice, and Vanderbilt University held an information session for prospective students and their families. The session included a brief overview of each institution and information about the highly selective admissions process.


The 4th Beijing-Chicago Workshop on Future Colliders

All day
Through September 15, 2015

Begins
Sep. 14

ORGANIZED BY

The University of Chicago (UChicago), U.S.A.

The Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IHEP/CAS), China



WITH CO-PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS

Yifang Wang, Professor, CAS, Director, IHEP

Young-Kee Kim, Professor of Physics, UChicago



SPONSORED BY

The University of Chicago, Argonne Lab, and Fermilab, U.S.A.

The Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


Sep.
11

Tom Ginsburg focuses on comparative and international law from an interdisciplinary perspective. He holds BA, JD, and PhD degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. His books include Judicial Review in New Democracies (2003), which won the C. Herman Pritchett Award from the American Political Science Association; The Endurance of National Constitutions (2009), which also won a best book prize from APSA; Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes (2014); and Law and Development in Middle-Income Countries (2014). He currently co-directs the Comparative Constitutions Project, an effort funded by the National Science Foundation to gather and analyze the constitutions of all independent nation-states since 1789. Before entering law teaching, he served as a legal adviser at the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, The Hague, Netherlands, and he continues to work with numerous international development agencies and foreign governments on legal and constitutional reform. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


The University of Chicago Center in Beijing and the The Center for the Art of East Asia at the University of Chicago held a joint ceremony for the opening of a new gallery installation by University of Chicago Professor Wu Hung. The exhibition features the Tianlongshan Cave art preservation project.


On September 7th, Jim Nondorf, The University of Chicago Dean of Admissions, held a session at the Beijing Center regarding the admissions process at highly selective college in the United States.


Begins
Sep. 7

The Fourth International Conference on Ancient Tomb Art

第四届古代墓葬美术研究国际学术会议

Organizers:  Center for the Art of East Asia, University of Chicago

School of the Humanities, Central Academy of Fine Arts

Center for Visual Studies, Peking University

Assistant Organizer:Hunan Fine Arts Publishing House

Place:  Chicago University Center in Beijing

Date:  September 7-9, 2015

The 2015 Conference focused on five general topics:
(1) funerary art in its ritual context;
(2) Buddhist and Taoist influences on funerary art;
(3) cultural interactions in funerary art;
(4) new archaeological excavations and case studies;  
(5) comparative studies on funerary art. The conference took place over 2.5 days and included five panels and a round-table discussion.


On August 27, Professor Eswar Prasad launched the Chinese translation of his award-winning book The Dollar Trap: How the U.S. Dollar Tightened Its Grip on Global Finance. The talk covered the Renminbi’s role in global finance and its prospects for becoming a reserve currency.


The event attracted alumni from all over China and gave them the opportunity to connect with fellow alumni and participate in forums, ranging in topics from education and healthcare to finance and investment. President Robert J. Zimmer spoke at the summit as part of a worldwide celebration of the University of Chicago’s 125th Anniversary.
Organizer: Alumni Club of Beijing


Begins
Aug. 3

The purpose of this institute was to offer education in theory, development of scholarship, provide stimulus for important ideas within the field and to help foster Chinese scholarship worthy of publication in top western journals as well as around the world in the field of international relations.
Faculty Leader: Robert Pape (Social Sciences)


Begins
Jul. 15

This workshop brought together leading Chinese and Western scholars, allowing them to establish dialogue, gain mutual understanding and establish long-term research relationships in the growing field of economic sociology. Scholars presented papers on specific issues related to China, including but not limited to topics such as the development of China’s private and public businesses and financial sector, the nature of China’s economic miracle and the problems associated with China’s economic development, all from the perspective of politics and market.

Faculty Leader: Dingxin Zhao (Social Sciences)


Begins
Jun. 29

The Summer School on Socioeconomic Inequality provides a state-of-the-art overview of the study of inequality and human flourishing both globally and more specifically in China. It is designed for graduate students and young faculty and aims to both encourage younger scholars and to promote interactions between Western-based and China- based researchers. Through rigorous lectures, students will be exposed to the tools needed to study inequality. These tools are particularly important because the integration of psychological and sociological insights into the foundations of human behavior into conventional economic models requires new methods.


Organized by 组织者

Edward Louis Shaughnessy

Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago 芝加哥大学东亚系

Christopher Woods

Oriental Institute, University of Chicago 芝加哥大学东方学院

Xiaoli Ouyang 欧阳晓莉

Department of History, Fuan University 复旦大学历史系


Richard Payne, the Neubauer Family Assistant Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, spoke to a packed audience at the Center in Beijing on June 24, 2015. During late antiquity, China and Iran developed ever more intimate cultural, economic and political relations. The political unification of the so-called Silk Road under nomadic rulers – Xiongnu/Huns and Turks – precipitated unprecedented economic growth in the regions between Gansu and Northeastern Iran. Chinese and Iranian elites participated in these trans-Eurasian mercantile networks, but also came to share common enemies in the Xiongnu/Huns and Turks that contested their respective spheres of political supremacy. As a consequence, Iran cultivated diplomatic relations with the Northern Wei, Sui, and Tang dynasties that culminated in the mutual recognition of Iranian and Chinese sovereignties within a multipolar world order.


Ronald S. Burt is the Hobart W. Williams Professor of Sociology and Strategy at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. On June 19, 2015, he delivered a talk at the UChicago Center in Beijing titled “Network Gossip: The Social Origins of Reputation.” Competitive advantage in networks is created by information breadth, timing and arbitrage advantages from bridging structural holes.


Begins
Jun. 19

Land is a cornerstone of development and has been an object of contestation throughout human history.  The distribution of land, security of property rights, access to and availability of financing and the organization of rural producers are all important factors that affect rural productivity and urban-rural relations. As the majority of the world’s population lives in cities, land in key urban areas now commands premium values and urban land regimes have assumed growing importance in national and regional development policies.


Imagining the Sounds of the Early Modern Pipa:

A Dialogue between History and Practice, Music and Materiality


Bridging the Gap: International Medical Student Conference on Issues of Chinese Medicine in the U.S. and China

构筑桥梁:中医在中美两国现状之比较,医学生国际研讨会


Begins
May 29

Eighteen fellows who were awarded scholarships by the New Generation China Scholars Program 2014-2015 gathered in Beijing reporting their research findings from the past half year. The fellows were selected from a pool of applicants from both the U.S. and China. The New Generation China Scholars Program is a three-year program generously supported by the Ford Foundation. This is the last year of this program with a fruitful ending.


On almost any major issue, from climate change and urbanization to international trade and peace and security, how the U.S. and China work together will shape our global future. This inaugural U.S.-China Forum takes up one of these major issues: climate change. What is the health and economic toll of climate change and associated environmental challenges? What key energy and environmental policy decisions have been made, and will need to be made, in order to forge a sustainable path toward long-term economic growth? And how can the two countries work together to build the kind of lasting relationship that is needed to address climate change, and other vital global challenges?


On the afternoon of May 16, alumni of UChicago, Cambridge, and Oxford sat down at the University of Chicago Center in Beijing and listened to two interesting presentations on how regular and scientifically arranged exercise as well as careful diets can benefit health.  Dr. Jing LI, Chief of Internal Medicine and Deputy Director, Athletes Medical Center of the Sports Hospital, China Institute of Sport Science, General Administration of Sports of China, shared a very informative talk on what it means by “Exercise is medicine and exercise is nutrition” and how exercise can be of such.  Mr. Shan Jin, University of Chicago alumnus and founder of Zhuoyue Qingying, a diet and health watcher company, reminded the participants the option of “fast”.  The two presentations were followed by heated discussion and exchange on personal experiences in keeping exercise and healthy diet from the audience.


Robert Z. Aliber, Professor Emeritus of International Economics and Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, spoke at the Center in Beijing on May 15. Professor Aliber has written extensively about exchange rates and international financial and banking relationships and policy problems. Publications include The Reconstruction of International Monetary Arrangements (ed., Macmillan, 1986), The Handbook of International Financial Management (ed. Dow Jones Irwin, 1989),. and Global Portfolios (co-editor, Business One Irwin, 1991). He is a co-author of Money, Banking, and the Economy (Norton, First Edition, 1981, Fourth Edition 1990), Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises (Palgrave MacMillan, First Edition 2005, 6th edidtion 2012, seventh edition forthcoming October 2015), and author of The International Money Game (Palgrave MacMillan, 2001).


Join college admissions representatives from the University of Chicago, Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University and Vanderbilt University at the UChicago Center in Beijing for an information session for prospective students and their families. This session includes a brief overview of each institution and information about the admission process. Space is limited so please register in advance.


Brook A. Ziporyn (Professor of Chinese Religion, Philosophy, and Comparative Thought at the University of Chicago Divinity School) is a scholar of ancient and medieval Chinese religion and philosophy and an expositor and translator of some of the most complex philosophical texts and concepts of the Chinese religious traditions. Ziporyn delivered a talk on April 28 at the Center in Beijing entitled “Religion Without God: China’s Precious Spiritual Heritage.” After the English-language lecture and Q&A session, Ziporyn continued the discussion with attendees in Chinese.


MRSA each year is responsible for millions of human infections around the world and is responsible for at least 15,000 deaths annually in the United States.  The molecular epidemiology of MRSA is complex, with differences in predominant strain types in different regions of the world.  The epidemiology of MRSA has undergone a major shift since the mid-1990s, with the emergence of novel community-associated (CA-) MRSA strain types, which spread in the community in the absence of any health care exposure.  Also, since 2004, MRSA has been increasingly recognized as a problem in livestock.

International cooperation in research and surveillance of MRSA infections is essential in understanding the risks of international spread of virulent strains and developing methods to control MRSA.  There has been little international cooperation between Chinese and U.S. researchers related to Staphylococcus aureus generally or MRSA specifically.  To the best of our knowledge, this meeting would represent an important milestone in international dialogue on the subject of this very important antimicrobial resistant pathogen.

MRSA(抗药性金黄色葡萄球菌)每年导致世界各地数百万人感染,在美国,每年至少15, 000人死于此感染。MRSA的分子流行病学十分复杂,在世界不同的地区主要菌株类型也是不同的。由于新型的社区型(CA-)MRSA菌株类型的出现,MRSA的流行病学自90年代中期发生了重大转变,其流传于民间,没有任何医疗曝光。此外,自2004年以来,MRSA已日益被认识到与家畜相关。

为理解毒株的国际传播风险和控制MRSA发展的方法,国际合作研究及监测MRSA的感染是十分重要的。中国和美国的研究人员在金黄色葡萄球菌、特别是MRSA领域之间的国际合作甚少。尽我们所知,本次会议将是就这个非常重要的抗菌性病原体议题展开国际对话的一个重要里程碑。


Investigators, researchers, site managers and clinical monitors need adequate training in clinical research design and implementation, good clinical practices, data collection and management and related issues.  Additionally, Chinese pharmaceutical manufacturers and research hospitals can benefit from a wider understanding of the USFDA approval process, how clinical research operations function in the United States and what multinational pharmaceutical and biotech companies require from research centers and partners in China.

调查人员、研究人员、现场管理人员和临床监测员需要在临床研究设计和实施、良好的临床实践、数据收集和管理及其他相关问题方面获得适当的培训。此外,中国制药企业和研究型医院可以从美国FDA的审批流程中获得更广泛的理解,临床研究手术在美国的作用如何、跨国制药和生物技术公司在中国的研究中心和合作伙伴中所需求的是什么等等。


The University of Chicago Alumni Association and the UChicago Center in Beijing hosted a special event on the evening of Monday, March 23, 2015. University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer and noted alumnus Dr. Justin Yifu Lin discussed global economics and politics–and touched on the value of a UChicago education–in front of a large audience. Attendees, including alumni, friends of the University, scholars, professionals and newly admitted students, engaged with President Zimmer and Dr. Lin in a long question-and-answer session after the initial discussion, putting forth queries about topics such as the Sino-American economic relationship, the global environment, China-Africa relations and the future of governance in China.


中国医学伦理学、医患沟通和医师职业精神教育研讨会


Following the success of the Beijing-Chicago Workshops on Detector R&D held in 2012 and 2013, the 3rd in this series will take place at the University of Chicago Center in Beijing, the Institute of High Energy Physics and theChinese Academy of Sciences in March 2015. The original theme of the Workshops focuses on the forefronts of advancing novel technologies in radiation detection, a critically important area interfacing basic physics R&D to many applied disciplines and industrial applications ranging from medicine to manufacturing. Held in June/2012 and June/2013 respectively, the Frist and Second Workshops were very productive in exchange of information related to the latest innovations and new R&D findings, discussions and planning of potential collaborative areas and joint grant applications, and enabling multiple working visits to and other focused working meetings in both Beijing and Chicago. It is generally believed that we should leverage these initial successful outcomes and continue to build additional momentum by holding additional Workshops and this year future colliders and cosmology will be added to enrich the workshop based on the common interest of researchers from both the U.S. and China.


FDA Accelerate Approval

3:00–5:00 pm

Jan.
31

UCHICAGO ALUMNI 30TH HEALTHCARE FORUM

FDA Accelerate Approval

主讲人:包骏博士,珅奥基医药公司资深副总裁兼首席商务官


Keynote Speaker:Dr. Zhijian LV, CEO, Sunnylife Pharma Inc. USA

主讲人:吕志俭博士,美国Sunnylife Pharma Inc. 首席执行官


Organizers:

The University of Chicago Alumni Club

Northwestern University Alumni Club

University of Virginia Alumni Club