China Institute

Harold F. Giedt Lecture Series

One of the major goals of China Institute at CSUN is to promote a better understanding of China and US-China relations in our campus and local community. Given that US and China are the two largest economies in the world, and that Los Angeles is the hub for US-China economic and cultural exchanges, we think it is crucially important for our students to be given such opportunities. With the platform of China Forum Lecture Series, China Institute has brought distinguished scholars, domestic and international, to CSUN campus. Our faculty, students, and community are enthusiastic about and strongly supportive of this lecture series. I especially like to thank Dr. Junliang Huang, from the department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, for her effort on organizing China Forum lecture series.

Muslim China: Perils and Prospects of the New Silk Road

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Dr. Dru Gladney

This talk examines China’s important move West under President Xi Jinping’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative.  In the context of building a “New Silk Road”, the talk examines China’s growing connections with the Middle East and the increasing importance of Muslim minorities in China. How will China’s own 21 million Muslims be affected by these changing relationships? This talk also examines the role of global social media and Western scholarship in shaping and interpreting the “Islam problem” in China. Read more

Premiere Screening of To the Mountaintops

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

FilmScreening_To the Mountaintop

In a corner of our planet, side-by-side, are two of the most dynamic nations on earth — India and China. Together, they are nearly a third of humanity. Their contemporary achievements in building advanced societies are unprecedented in their long, illustrious histories and are of dramatic consequence for the world community. Both are projected to become global powerhouses in the 21st Century. One is the largest authoritarian state and the other the largest democracy. Is China destined to be ascendant? Read more

Representation Matters: The ‘Boat People’ from Vietnam and Refugee Policy in the late 1970s

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Dr. Lisa Tran

Although scholars have problematized the dichotomy between “migrant” as voluntary and economic, and “refugee” as forced and political, few case studies exist.  Focusing on the “boat people” who left Vietnam in the late 1970s (most of whom were ethnic Chinese) and resettled in the United States, Canada and Australia, Lisa Tran argues that while international and state policy reified the legal distinction between migrant and refugee, the lived experiences of the people who left Vietnam blurred that distinction. Read more

Visual Documentation of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Intangible Cultural Heritage

My third visit to China, May 28-June 15, was made possible by a Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity (RSCA) Travel Grant from the MCCAMC. The first half of the trip was spent documenting Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) artists and locations in a relatively small section of Yunnan Province in southwestern China, and at Yangtze University in Jingzhou, Hubei Province. Read more

What Roles do VCs Play in ChiNext IPOs?

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Xiyi Li

Dr, Xiyi Li is a senior researcher at the Institute of Science and Technology Investment in Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development (shorted as CASTED), Beijing, China. After receiving his Ph.D. in 2004, he has been working at CASTED, and its predecessor was named as National Research Center for Science and Technology for Development. Read more

Middle East studies in China and some opinions on important problems and hot issues

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Zhilong He

Professor Zhilong He is one of the leading Chinese experts on the Middle East history, politics and International Relations of Middle East. Prof. He has published three books, including The History and International Relations of Middle East (2015), Records of the States: Cyprus (2011), and History of the Middle East: Cyprus (2005), and many articles on leading journals. He is currently serving as the director of Society of Middle East Studies in China.

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