China Institute

  • With Guest Speaker, Jennifer An, LAPD Special Investigator

    With Guest Speaker, Jennifer An, LAPD Special Investigator

  • "2018 Happy Chinese New Year" World Tour from China

    "2018 Happy Chinese New Year" World Tour from China

  • China—Through the Lens of John Thomson

    China—Through the Lens of John Thomson

  • 2018 Chinese New Year’s Celebration Party

    2018 Chinese New Year’s Celebration Party

  • President Harrison with NUST scholars

    President Harrison with NUST scholars

  • CSUN alumni in China with CSUN Delegation in Shanghai

    CSUN alumni in China with CSUN Delegation in Shanghai

China Institute

Reports

Events

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

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