We are pleased to announce the 21st Century China Center
was awarded a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation for the establishment of the China Data Lab. The center will receive a $500,000 three-year grant starting in September that will allow us to hire a postdoctoral fellow and research assistants, and support data integration on pioneering social science research on China by center scholars and academic collaborators from China and elsewhere. The grant
will add capacity for data visualization, annual conferences and workshops on China and data science.
This past quarter we held many high-caliber events.
The Task Force on U.S.-China Policy
, led by Susan Shirk and Orville Schell from the Asia Society, produced and
launched on both the East and West Coasts
a bipartisan report comprising U.S-China policy recommendations for the new administration. In addition to its San Diego event, the task force also briefed the Trump administration, as well as congressional and diplomatic leaders in Washington, D.C., and New York City. On March 7, Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky delivered our
Fifth Annual Robert F. Ellsworth Memorial Lecture
on the challenges facing U.S.-China trade and investment. We also hosted other interesting events, ranging from
U.S.-China cross-cultural comedy
, to Hong Kong cinema, and the history and future of Chinese computing. Our event partners included student organizations, other academic departments and the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum.
With spring quarter underway, we have planned a mix of public talks by academics and industry experts on topics such as Chinese banking, China's business environment, politics in the labor market and migration. In addition, our
China Research Workshop series
will continue to showcase new academic research. Spring is also the time to host our regular
Young Scholars Conference
. Since it started in 2014, the annual conference has become a premier forum for rising young stars in the field of China studies in social science to share their research. We received a record number of 105 proposals, out of which we have selected 18 to present at the conference on May 19 and 20.
For scholars even younger in age, we are in the midst of recruiting high school students from the U.S. and China for our summer camp,
U.S.-China Future Leaders Summer Program (July 16 - Aug. 5)
. It is a unique simulation-based program that fosters global problem-solving and tackles real-world challenges such as artificial intelligence and climate change--topics that will define U.S.-China collaboration this year and beyond. If you have
in high school or know of a high school student interested in international affairs and U.S.-China relations, please recommend them to us.
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