The China Institute at Bucknell University was officially launched in Fall 2013.
The Institute's mission is to promote teaching, research, and learning about China and China-related studies on campus. The Institute is committed to contributing to diversity and cutting-edge scholarship at Bucknell University.
Several Bucknell faculty members began contemplating a center for China studies as early as the mid-1990s, but there was insufficient interest and support. In 2011 a few faculty members got together and revived the idea of a China program on campus. With China in the international headlines daily, interest in the Asian giant has grown noticeably on campus. In spring 2012, a six-member steering committee submitted a formal program proposal and began to establish the China Institute.
Since its inauguration, the China Institute has presented several lectures by our own faculty as well as invited speakers, and hosted three national China Town Halls in cooperation with the National Committee on United States-China Relations.
Peter Bol, Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University
Tuesday, April 26
Faculty colloquium in Academic West 211
Public lecture: “Intellectual Debates in Contemporary China” LANG 301, Gallery Theater. 7-8:30 p.m.
Symposium on Demography in Asia
Thursday, March 31 LANG 301, Gallery Theatre, 7-9 p.m.
Masami Imai, Wesleyan University, "Demographic Challenges in Japan"
Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, Rutgers University, "The Gender Gap in India"
Carl Lin, Assistant Professor, Bucknell University, "Demographic Challenges in China"
East Meets West: Chinese Students at Bucknell and Bucknell Students in China
Wednesday, March 2 VAUG 125, Willard Smith Library, 12-1 p.m.
Jon Davis '16 (international relations)
Emily Meringolo '16 (international relations/East Asian studies)
Ziwei Chen '19 (undeclared)
Chen Liu '18 (electrical engineering)
Chasing China's Shadows
Thursday, Feb. 11
Public presentation and lecture by visiting artist scholar Annie Katsura Rollins, "Chinese Shadow Puppetry and Folk Arts"
Co-hosted with the Department of Theatre & Dance.
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015
We held our first book talk, highlighting China Institute steering committee member and assistant professor of East Asian religions Stuart Young, who introduced to the audience his newly published book, Conceiving the Indian Buddhist Patriarchs in China (University of Hawaii Press, 2015).
Panelists included former US Secretary of Treasury Robert Rubin, Mayor Sheldon Day of Thomasville, Alabama, and Daniel Rosen, founding partner of Rhodium Group. They discussed growing Chinese investment in the US and its impact on American economy and society. Following the panel, Dr. Terry Cooke, founder of the China Partnership of Greater Philadelphia, addressed environmental challenges in China and US-China cooperation.
A discussion of China's financial market. Panelists included Prof. Bill Grover (management), Carl Lin (economics), Prof. Matías Vernengo (economics), and Prof. Zhiqun Zhu (political science/international relations).
Co-hosted with the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy.
The China Institute hosted a reception to welcome new and returning faculty members whose research and teaching are related to China. We also discussed various opportunities the Institute can offer and a potential Bucknell in China program.
International China Conference
April 3–4, 2014
Bucknell University hosted leading scholars and experts on Chinese politics, economics, history, foreign affairs, and science and technology on April 3 and 4, 2014 for the "China and Innovation: Past, Present and Future" conference.
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