Lunch Discussion with Prof. Weiying Zhang

Sinar Mas Chair Professor of Economics at Peking University


weiying zhang

January 27, 2013 | noon – 1:30 p.m.
West Lounge | Ida Noyes Hall | University of Chicago
1212 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
Free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.
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Program details in PDF




China’s Pollution: The Costs, Challenges, and Steps Forward

A day-long symposium presented by the University of Chicago’s Center for International Studies, Energy Policy Institute at Chicago, and Paulson Institute. 

Friday, January 9th, 2015
Saieh Hall, Room 112
5757 S. University Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

About the Event: More than three decades of rapid economic growth in China have lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty but also led to severe environmental degradation. Faced with “airpocalypse” conditions in major cities and widespread environmental destruction, which not only impair public health but also threaten social stability, the government has launched a war on pollution. This one-day interdisciplinary symposium brings together leading scholars to examine the human and economic costs of China’s environmental crisis, policies and campaigns underway to tackle the challenge, and steps China can take going forward. The symposium will enable participants to take stock of the current state of research on China’s environment, and examine challenges and innovations in environmental governance.

Conference Program



East Asia Workshop: Politics, Economy & Society at the University of Chicago

This workshop focuses on current social science research on East Asian countries, particularly the People’s Republic of China, Korea, Taiwan, and Japan. The scope of the workshop is interdisciplinary, covering the politics, economy, society, culture, etc. of East Asian countries. Presentations at this workshop are diverse: from faculty’s researches to visiting scholars’ investigations to graduate students’ inquires. Many graduate students are encouraged to present their thesis and dissertation research on this workshop. The workshop meets on alternate Tuesdays 4:30-6pm at Pick Lounge, 5828 South University Avenue, unless otherwise specified (*).

Spring 2015 East Asia Workshop Schedule

 April 7

“Friends with Benefits: Patronage Politics and Distributive Strategies in China”

Junyan Jiang
PhD Student, Department of Political Science
The University of Chicago

April 17*

*Extra Session. 4:30-6pm. SS302*

“From the Chinese Work Unit to the Foxconn Factory: The Disappearing Spatial Advantage ”

Duanfang Lu
Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Design and Planning
The University of Sydney

April 21

“From Bureaucrats To Politicians: Seikai-Tensin (政界転身)’s Political Success in Postwar Japan”

Nara Park
PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science
The University of Chicago

May 5

“The Politics of Anticorruption in China”

Yan Xu
PhD Student, Department of Political Science
The University of Chicago

May 19

Special Session: Master Panel

Master Students
The University of Chicago

June 2

“When Socialism Meets Market: The Reconstruction of Economic Discourse in China”

Wen Xie
PhD Student, Department of Sociology
The University of Chicago

For all current and past topics presented at East Asia Workshop, please click here.


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