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“Liberalism in Contemporary China: Projects and Prospects”

October 6, 2017 @ 9:45 am - 6:00 pm

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“Liberalism in Contemporary China: Projects and Prospects”

Joshua Fogel, York University
David Ownby, Université de Montréal
Timothy Cheek, University of British Columbia
Andrew J. Nathan, Columbia University
Ishii Tomoaki, Meiji University
Orville Schell, Asia Society
Hu Ping, Beijing Spring
Li Weidong, Political Analyst
Lin Yao, Columbia University
Wang Juntao, Activist
Xu Youyu, The New School
Mark Frazier, The New School
Howard French, Columbia Journalism School
Li Junpeng, Columbia University
Yang Hengjun, Independent Scholar
Zha Jianying, Journalist
Zhang Boshu, Columbia University

9:45 AM – 6:00 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 918
No registration required.


9:45 arrival and registration

10:00- 10:15 Welcome by Joshua Fogel and Andrew Nathan and self-introductions by all participants

MORNING Canadian and Japanese projects on Chinese liberalism (Joshua Fogel, chair)

10:15-11:30 Canada project (Timothy Cheek, University of British Columbia; David Ownby, Université de Montréal; Joshua Fogel, York University)

11:30-12:15 Japan project (Ishii Tomoaki, Meiji University)

12:15-12:45 Comments by Orville Schell

12:45-1:45 lunch

AFTERNOON Perspectives on Chinese liberalism (Andrew Nathan, chair)

1:45-3:00 What is Chinese liberalism?
(10 minute informal presentations by panelists, followed by open discussion)

Hu Ping
Li Weidong
Lin Yao
Wang Juntao
Xu Youyu

3:00-4:30 Why has liberalism had a difficult time becoming established in China?
(10 minute informal presentations by panelists, followed by open discussion)

Mark Frazier
Howard French
Li Junpeng
Yang Hengjun
Zha Jianying
Zhang Boshu

4:30-6:00 Open discussion (Andrew Nathan and Joshua Fogel chairing)

*The primary language is English. Chinese may also be used, and translation will be provided.


October 6, 2017
9:45 am - 6:00 pm
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