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LRCCS Panel Discussion | China’s Adaptive Governance: Past Success and Future Challenges

A Panel Discussion in Honor of Professor Michel Oksenberg (1938-2001)
Friday, September 14, 2018
4:00-6:00 PM
Forum Hall, 4th floor, 100 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor | Palmer Commons Map
A reception will follow the panel presentation from 6pm-7pm.

This panel discussion honors the legacy of Professor Michel Oksenberg, who taught at the University of Michigan from 1973 to 1991, and served as a key member of the National Security Council when the US normalized relations with China. He consistently urged that the United States engage with Asia in a more deliberate manner. The panel discussion will focus on the broader picture of economic development in China, especially rural China.

The panel discussion also marks the publication of a new volume by Stanford University Press on one of the key research sites of Professor Oksenberg, Zouping County. Two of the panelists, Professors Steven M. Goldstein and Jean Oi, edited this new volume, "Zouping Revisited: Adaptive Governance in a Chinese County."


Steven M. Goldstein is Associate of the Fairbank Center and the director of the Taiwan Studies Workshop at Harvard University. 
Jean C. Oi is the William Haas Professor of Chinese Politics in the Department of Political Science, Stanford University. 
Susan Whiting (Ph.D., Michigan; B.A., Yale) is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington in Seattle
Changdong Zhang is Associate Professor of Political Science at School of Government, Peking University. 
Mary Gallagher, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies of the University of Michigan, will serve as moderator for this event.

Image Caption: Michel Oksenberg (center) in Zouping County, ca. 1980s]
Building: Palmer Commons
Event Type: Conference / Symposium
Tags: Asia, Chinese Studies, History
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures

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The International Institute’s centers sponsor numerous conferences, lectures, exhibits, and cultural performances throughout the year. These events are designed to educate the university community and the public about global issues and inspire discussion and dialogue. 

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