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.

History

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.

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Recent China Institute Events


Professors Qing Jiang and Er-dong Hu, Bucknell University

Piano and Chinese Dance

Friday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., Weis Center

Professors Qing Jiang and Er-dong Hu, Bucknell University

Professors Er-dong Hu and Chris Para, Bucknell University

Song of the Dragon– Symphonic Music of China

Saturday, April 22 , 7:30 p.m., Weis Center

Professors Er-dong Hu and Chris Para, Bucknell University

Jimmy Chen, Assistant Professor of Management, Bucknell University

"What Can We Learn from the Showrooming Behavior in China’s Retail Industry?"

Tuesday, April 11, 4 p.m., Traditional Reading Room, BERT 213

Jimmy Chen, Assistant Professor of Management, Bucknell University

Chinese city

“How to Make Chinese Cities Skilled?”

Monday, April 3, 7 p.m., Center Room, ELC

Fu Shihe, Fulbright Scholar at MIT, Professor of Economics at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics

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Gordon H. Chang, Professor of American History, Olive H. Palmer Professor in Humanities, Director of Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University

Monday, March 6

  • noon- 1 p.m., 211 Academic West Bldg., Faculty colloquium
  • 7 p.m., Gallery Theater,  ELC 301, "Entwined Destinies: America-China Relations in History and in the Age of Trump."
Michael Popp '08

An American in Shanghai: A Bucknellian's perspective of contemporary China from his first-hand experience of studying, living and working there for 8 years.

Thursday, Feb. 9, 4 p.m., Traditional Reading Room, BERT 213

Michael Popp '08 (economics), CEO, Pacific Compass LLC.

Reading Through Red

“Reading Black Through Red: Communist China and the Uses of Black Racial Identity in Cold War Global Politics,” Vera Fennell, Associate Professor of Political Science, Lehigh University

Nov. 3
7 - 8:30 p.m.
ELC Forum

Book Club

Kissinger Book Club

Sept. 20, Oct. 4, and Oct. 25
4 - 5 p.m.
213 Academic West Bldg.

China Town Hall

China Town Hall with Dr. Henry Kissinger

October 18, Trout Auditorium

National program 7 - 8 p.m., Dr. Henry Kissinger on US-China relations.

Local program 8 - 9 p.m., Dr. David Lai, "The South China Sea Disputes in Perspective".

CHINA Town Hall is a national day of programming on China involving 70 cities throughout the United States.

China Investments

“Chinese Investment and Its Influence on the Lives of Tanzanians,” Maho Fujita

Sept. 29
noon - 1 p.m.
Willard Smith Library (VL 125)

Peter Bol

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.
Demography

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 West

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)

Annie Katsura Rollins

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.

Stuart Young

Book Talk

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).

CHINA Town Hall poster detail

CHINA Town Hall

Monday, Oct. 5, 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.

View the event poster
"International Market Jitters: China Sneezes, the World Catches..."

International Market Jitters

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015

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.

View the event poster
photo by Margot Vigeant

Welcome Reception

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

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.

Past, Present and Future

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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