News Archive: 2010


The University of Chicago Panel at the Beijing Forum Evaluates the Chinese Reform Model

In collaboration with Peking University and the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies, the University of Chicago gathered five noted political science scholars to discuss the topic "Post-Crisis Development: Whither the China Model?" at the Beijing Forum.
November 8, 2010

Center in Beijing Serves East Asian Civilizations Class as Base for Exploring China

Judith FARQUHAR, Max Palevsky Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the College

Tamara CHIN, Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and in the College; Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Comparative Literature

Paola IOVENE, Assistant Professor in East Asian Language and Civilization; Director of Undergraduate Studies in East Asian Language and Civilization
November 5, 2010


A Student’s Typical Day in Beijing

"A Student's Typical Day in Beijing" by Karissa Woienski '13, East Asian Civilizations in Beijing Program, Autumn 2010
October 28, 2010

Maroons Explore Silk Road Ties

Professor Tamara Chin and staff led students in the East Asian Civilizations program at the Center in Beijing on an excursion of three packed days in Xi'an, as part of their study of the ancient Silk Road.  The aim of the class was to teach students about China’s relations with the outside world during the Han and Tang dynasty, when Xi'an (then Chang’an) was the largest cosmopolitan capital of the ancient world.
October 26, 2010

Professor Tamara Chin Holds Office Hours at the Great Wall

As part of the University's East Asian Civilizations program at the Center in Beijing, Tamara Chin, Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature, and several staff members took the class on a day-long trip to a portion of the Great Wall at Mutianyu, about 70 kilometers northeast of Beijing.
October 12, 2010


The University of Chicago Center in Beijing Opens

As nine pairs of scissors sliced through scarlet ribbon, a cheer went up on September 15 from hundreds of people who filled the gleaming halls and galleries and classrooms of the University of Chicago's Center in Beijing.
September 17, 2010

University’s Center in Beijing hosts physics conference September 1-3

The University of Chicago’s new center in Beijing hosted its first academic conference two weeks before its official opening on Sept. 15. The Conference on Novel Quantum States in Condensed Matter brought together approximately 100 physicists from China, Korea, Japan and the United States Sept. 1 to 3.
September 2, 2010


Summary Report of the University of Chicago - Central South University Psychiatry Research Workshop

Drs. Elliot Gershon, Andrea King, Kathryn Keenan and Chunyu Liu, of the University of Chicago Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, traveled to the Mental Health Institute of the Central South University (CSU) in Changsha, P. R. China, to participate in this joint psychiatry research workshop at the Xiangya Second Hospital. Professors from both institutions presented their research, on topics including psychiatric genetics, alcohol and nicotine addiction, developmental psychology, and forensic psychiatry. The possibility of future collaborations on studies of psychiatric genetics and addiction was raised during the group discussions that followed the presentations. Dr. Gershon also gave a talk to the students of the CSU Mental Health Institute, which addressed the history and ethical aspects of psychiatric genetic research.
August 31, 2010

Report on Planning Meeting for Chicago-Beijing Center International Conference on Chinese Opera Film

Judith Zeitlin, East Asian Languages and Culture, University of Chicago, and Fu Jin, National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts, Research Institute, met on July 24, 2010 to continue the planning for the International Conference on Chinese Opera Film. Additional attendees included:

Xinyu Dong, Cinema and Media Studies
Shi Chuan, Shanghai University, School of Film and Television Arts and Technology
Gao Xiaojian, Chinese National Academy of Arts, Film Institute
Su Donghua, National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts, Performance Department

The conference grows out of an earlier symposium co-organized by Judith Zeitlin and Paula Iovene, which was held in Chicago in Spring 2009, and whose papers are the basis for a double special issue of The Opera Quarterly, co-edited by Zeitlin and Iovene, due out in September 2010.
August 20, 2010


Recap of China and the Great Recession: The Global Financial Crisis and China’s Development

This conference, which featured discussion and presentations by China scholars from the U.S., China and throughout the Asia Pacific region, provided an opportunity for participants to examine how China might have been implicated in the current financial and economic crisis, how it has coped with it, and how China’s future domestic development and global profile might be impacted. Topics included:

The Economy: The political economy of China’s rebalancing; trade and industrial adjustment; economic lessons from the Great Recession
Society: Labor, employment and unemployment
Governance: The expanding role of SOE’s; the real estate boom; legal institutions
Beijing and the Regions
Comparative and Global Perspectives: A historic perspective on China’s development model; China’s international strategy in the wake of the crisis; the shift of Japan’s China Policy
July 20, 2010


The University of Chicago Announces the Center in Beijing

On April 26, 2010 at an event in Beijing, President Robert J. Zimmer announced the opening of the University of Chicago Center in Beijing.
April 26, 2010