Sunday, May 6, 2018

US - China Relations - Introduction


Timeline: U.S. Relations With China 1949—2018
CFR

The U.S.-China 50
Meet the people powering the world's most complex and consequential relationship.

U.S. Policy Toward China
Brookings

U.S. Policy Toward China: Dumping the Baby, the Bathwater, and the Tub
CFR

Tariffs On China Raise Concern About The Future Of U.S.-China Relations
NPR – March 2018

US POLICY TOWARD CHINA:  RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A NEW ADMINISTRATION
Center on US-China Relations – UC San Diago

A New Era of China’s Foreign Policy     
US-China Focus – December 2017
Wang Yi    
Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China

Here's Who is Really Guiding China's Foreign Policy
The National Interests – May 2018

How China and America See Each Other
And Why They Are on a Collision Course
By Minxin Pei
Foreign Affairs - 2014
https://www.foreignaffairs.com/reviews/review-essay/how-china-and-america-see-each-other

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Call for papers: 4th China and The Middle East Conference 第四届“中国与中东”国际学术研讨会 中国与西亚:经济发展与社会政治合作

在过去的两年里,在“一带一路”倡议推动下,中国开始在中东政治舞台发挥了更加积极的作用,中国国家主席习近平主席先后对巴基斯坦、伊朗、埃及和沙特阿拉伯等国开展了访问。在经济上,中国已成为伊朗、土耳其、巴基斯坦、埃及和以色列等中东国家最大的经贸合作伙伴之一。与此同时,中国也在中东的大学和教育机构中开展了多样的社会和文化活动,如孔子学院的兴办和学术合作的开展等。首届“中国与中东”学术研讨会于2015年在北京大学举行,2016年在卡塔尔大学举行,2017年由上海大学主办,旨在通过每年与世界上知名的大学或研究机构合作而将其办成永久性的国际高端会议。今年我们将会议主题扩大到西亚和中亚,诚挚邀请您就相关主题发表高见。
4th China and The Middle East Conference:
China and West Asia: Economic Development; and Social and Political Cooperation
Nevsehir Haci Bektas Veli University
Cappadocia - TURKEY
June 20-22, 2018
 

Friday, March 23, 2018

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China Prints a Plan to Deepen the Reform of the Party and State Institutions

中共中央印发《深化党和国家机构改革方案》
2018-03-21 16:05:25 来源: 新华网 
 
新华社北京3月21日电 近日,中共中央印发了《深化党和国家机构改革方案》,并发出通知,要求各地区各部门结合实际认真贯彻执行。   《深化党和国家机构改革方案》全文如下。
  在新的历史起点上深化党和国家机构改革,必须全面贯彻党的十九大精神,坚持以马克思列宁主义、毛泽东思想、邓小平理论、“三个代表”重要思想、科学发展观、习近平新时代中国特色社会主义思想为指导,牢固树立政治意识、大局意识、核心意识、看齐意识,坚决维护以习近平同志为核心的党中央权威和集中统一领导,适应新时代中国特色社会主义发展要求,坚持稳中求进工作总基调,坚持正确改革方向,坚持以人民为中心,坚持全面依法治国,以加强党的全面领导为统领,以国家治理体系和治理能力现代化为导向,以推进党和国家机构职能优化协同高效为着力点,改革机构设置,优化职能配置,深化转职能、转方式、转作风,提高效率效能,积极构建系统完备、科学规范、运行高效的党和国家机构职能体系,为决胜全面建成小康社会、开启全面建设社会主义现代化国家新征程、实现中华民族伟大复兴的中国梦提供有力制度保障。

http://www.xinhuanet.com/politics/2018-03/21/c_1122570517.htm
 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Join Us in Shanghai University (SHU) - Shanghai University 2018 International Forum for Young Scholars



Shanghai University 2018 International Forum for Young Scholars
Sub-Forum for Humanities and Social Sciences

Introduction

Supported by key development funds at both the national and municipal levels, the field of Humanities and Social Sciences play a foundational role at Shanghai University. Currently it covers six first-tier disciplines: Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History, World history, Archaeology, and Sociology and Politics, with four undergraduate programs being offered in Chinese Language and Literature, Teaching Chinese as a foreign language, History and Sociology; four first-level PhD programs in Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History, World History and Sociology; and three professional MA programs in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Cultural Relics and Museums and Social Work. In addition, there are four postdoctoral fellowship positions in Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History, World History and Sociology. The disciplines of Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History, World history and Sociology have been chosen for the Summit and Plateau Discipline Programsponsored by the Shanghai Municipality. In addition, Sociology has been designated as one of the top four Sociology departments in the country.  

By organizing this forum, we invite young scholars in Literature, Chinese history, World History, Archaeology, Cultural Heritage, International Relations and International Politics, Sociology, Anthropology, Demography, Folklore, Public Administration or other related backgrounds to join us at Shanghai University to discuss and explore new approaches and methods inHumanities and Social Sciences. Through this event, we hope to recruit young academics who can help us build the field of Humanities and Social Sciences at Shanghai University.

The forum includes symposiums, academic seminars and a talent fair, all of which serve as a platform for young Chinese and foreign scholars to exchange ideas and explore opportunities at Shanghai University.

Profile of Shanghai University
As a public university, selected for the state key construction “Project 211”, Shanghai University is jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Shanghai Municipal People’s Government and the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense. Shanghai University is listed among those statewide universities transforming their own preeminent disciplines into first-class programmes under China’s “Double-First Class” initiative.

Shanghai University has multiple disciplines, covering Philosophy, Economics, Law, Literature, History, Natural Science, Engineering, Management and Arts. Has over 25 colleges; 1 Academic Administrative Department; and two university-administrated faculties; 71 undergraduate programmes; 171 master degree programmes; 13 majors for master degree programmes; 79 doctoral degree programmes; 18 independently increased doctoral degree programmes in second-class disciplines (including seven interdisciplinary doctoral degree programmes) and 19 postdoctoral workstations. Moreover, SHU has 4 national-level key disciplines; 11 first-level disciplines in Shanghai, and 8 disciplines ranked in the top 1% in ESI. In 2017, it ranked among the world’s top 60 universities with a history of less than 50 years, topping the list of such universities in China’s mainland; was ranked 31st in 2017’s ‘US News Global University Rankings’ (within Mainland China), and 15th in 2018’s ‘QS World University Rankings’. (In Mainland China) 

Shanghai University is open to the world’s academics and researchers, attracting first-rate scholars to join SHU through the “Talents Plan” platform, set up by China’s central government and Shanghai’s local government, focusing on the “First-Class Basic Discipline Construction Plan” and “Frontier and Key Discipline Development Plan”.

Requirements 
1. Applicants should be aged below 45, have a PhD qualification from top universities or institutions; plusmore than two years research experience abroad.
2. Possess recognized, outstanding academic achievement and excellent research potential in the related field.
3. Aspire to return to China, be based in the Shanghai area, and engaged in academic research work.

Disciplines
Literature, Linguistics, Chinese History, World History, Archaeology, Cultural Heritage, International Relations and International Politics, Sociology, Anthropology, Demography, Folklore and Public Administration, and related fields.

Meals and Accommodation
Meals and accommodation for the invited participants will be arranged by Shanghai University during the forum.

Shanghai University will reimburse round-trip air tickets for invited participants (economy class, up to RMB 12, 000 Rmb/person, for Europe, America and Australia; and up to RMB 6,000 Rmb/person for other countries or regions. Travel expenses for invited participants from China will be reimbursed upon presentation of original receipts based on the relevant state financial regulations).

Venue: New Lehu Hotel, Shanghai University, No.716, Jinqiu Road, Baoshan District, Shanghai.

Agenda and Contact Details

May 25th -27, 2018

Applicants are expected to submit applications via e-mail before 10th April and mark their applications: “Sub-Forum for Humanities and Social Sciences”. 
Application materials include the registration form for ‘Shanghai University Forum for International Young Scholars Sub-Forum for Humanities and Social Sciences,personal resumes, table of contents for three representative achievements, and related materials.

Literature, Linguistics, Chinese History, World History, Archaeology, Cultural Heritage, International Relations and International Politics and related fields;
 please contact: Qin Feifei (Tel: +86-021-66133228; Email: qinfeifei1123@163.com).

Sociology, Anthropology, Demography, Folklore and Public Administration; 
please contact: Fan Jie (Tel: +86-021-66135205, +86-021-66134142; Email:fanjie@shu.edu.cn).

Attachment Application Form
2018 Shanghai University Junior Scholar Forum of
Humanities and Social Sciences Application Form
Applicant Name

Gender

Date of Birth

Photo
Nationality

Mobile phone No. (China)


Current Organization/University/Title/Position


Current working place (Country/Region)

E-mail

Study experience
Degree
Period
Organization/University and Major

Doctor
YY   MM~   YY   MM


Master
YY   MM~   YY   MM


Bachelor
YY   MM~   YY   MM

Main working experience
No.
Period
Organization/University and Position

1
YY   MM~   YY   MM


2
YY   MM~   YY   MM


3
YY   MM~   YY   MM


4
YY   MM~   YY   MM

Research interest/ field

Key achievements/honors
/papers
(Additional pages can be attached)

Notes: Please send this application form together with your resume to qinfeifei1123 (at) 163.com (Ms. Qin)fanjie (at) shu.edu.cn (Mr. Fan). Please specify “2018 Shanghai University Junior Scholar Forum ofHumanities and social studies Application” in the email subject bar.

Tugrul Keskin
Associate Professor
Shanghai University 

China: 86+15000-465734

Recent Books:
Middle East Studies after September 11 Neo-Orientalism, American Hegemony and Academia. Brill, 2018. https://brill.com/view/title/26757

U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East: From American Missionaries to the Islamic State. Palgrave, 2018. https://www.routledge.com/US-Foreign-Policy-in-the-Middle-East-From-American-Missionaries-to-the/Gresh-Keskin/p/book/9780815347149

Editor of Sociology of Islam Journal (Brill)
Region Editor of Critical Sociology (Middle East and North Africa)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Global Sixties: Transnational Connectivity and Global Consciousness - November 30 to December 1, 2018 - SHANGHAI UNIVERSITY

Global Sixties: Transnational Connectivity and Global Consciousness
INSTITUTE OF GLOBAL STUDIES
SHANGHAI UNIVERSITY
CHINA
If one year epitomized the Sixties, a tumultuous decade during which major social movements seemed to have stormed the whole world, 1968 stands out. In this year, massive protest movements erupted in Paris, Prague, Chicago, Mexico City, Tokyo, and other major cities across the globe. All these movements not only precipitated novel political and cultural experiments but also shaped the global power structure. The events of 1968, however, left us with a controversial legacy, including not just a conservative counter-revolution, known as the neo-liberal agenda in the subsequent decades, but also the achievements of the Civil Rights movement and a growing public awareness about gender equality and environment protection.
Taking the opportunity to commemorate the 50th anniversary of 1968, the Institute of Global Studies at Shanghai University invites paper and panel submissions for an interdisciplinary conference titled: Global Sixties: Transnational Connectivity and Global Consciousness, to be held from November 30 to December 1, 2018 at Shanghai University, P.R.C. The conference seeks to encourage research which makes empirical or theoretical contributions to the Global Sixties, a new research paradigm recently established, by inviting submissions that address any of (but not limited to) the themes listed below:
  1. Specific events of 1968, explored through either local and transnational lens. E.g. The May 1968 events in Paris, the Japanese student uprising, the Tlatelolco massacre, etc.
  2. The Second/Third World ‘Sixty-Eight’: the crisis of ‘actually existing socialism’ and domestic discontent in former colonies, e.g. the Prague Spring, the Naxalite movement in India, the Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) in Peru, Apartheid in South Africa.
  3. Iconic figures with global influence: Che Guevara, Martin Luther King, Jr, Nelson Mandela, etc.
  4. ‘Revolutionaries’ on the road: fellow-travelers and the establishment of (in)formal transnational networks and connections prior to and after 1968.
  5. The gendered 1968: the rising feminist movement in the U.S., Europe and Latin America and its complicated relationship with the New Left
  6. The catalyzing effect of image and sound: e.g. street graffiti in Paris, the music of Bob Dylan, and the world-wide circulation of the Little Red Book.
  7. The intersection of counter-culture and radical politics: the hippies, the Situationist International, etc.
  8. The legacies of 1968 and its contemporary heirs: the demise of welfarism and the rise of neo-liberalism as a dominant global ideology, the Arab Spring and the Occupy Wall-street movement, etc.
Those interested in presenting at the conference are invited to send the complete paper, together with a short abstract of no more than 250 words and a curriculum vitae to global1968@163.com by September 30, 2018. The selection process is competitive. Inquiries about submissions and other issues should be directed to the conference secretariat at global1968@163.com or xiaoxiaoxie@shu.edu.cn. The conference does not charge a fee but will also not cover travel and hotel expenses. (Suggestions can be offered regarding finding suitable hotels near the campus upon inquiry).