Thursday, April 3, 2014

5:30 - 7 p.m.

Reception: (Walls Lounge, Elaine Langone Center)

6 p.m.

Welcoming remarks: John Bravman, President, Bucknell University (Walls Lounge, Elaine Langone Center)

7:30 p.m.

Opening address: "Can China Rise Peacefully?"
John Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago (Trout Auditorium, Vaughan Literature Building)

Friday, April 4, 2014

8 - 8:30 a.m.

Meet and Greet, Breakfast (Center Room, Elaine Langone Center)

8:30 - 8:40 a.m.

Welcoming remarks: Mick Smyer, Provost, Bucknell University (Center Room, Elaine Langone Center)

8:40 - 10:20 a.m.

Chinese Innovation in History (Center Room, Elaine Langone Center)

Chair: Jim Orr, associate professor and chair, east asian studies Department, Bucknell University


Vincent Leung, assistant professor, University of Pittsburgh: "The Burning of the Books: Innovations and Amnesia in Early China."

Dorothy Wong associate professor, University of Virginia, "Xuanzang and the Advent of Printing in the Tang Dynasty."

TJ Hinrichs, associate professor, Cornell University: "Innovation in Medicine in Imperial China:  The Roles of State and Market."

Cecilia Chien, associate professor, West Chester University: "Family History in China Today: Nationalism, Heritage, and Pop Culture."


Song Chen, assistant professor, department of east asian studies, Bucknell University

Stuart Young assistant professor, department of religion, Bucknell University

10:20 - 10:50 a.m.

Tea/Coffee Break

10:50 - 11:50 a.m.

Special Business and Economics Panel (Center Room, Elaine Langone Center)

Moderator: Michael Johnson-Cramer (director, School of Management, Bucknell University)


Marshall W. Meyer, Tsai Wan-Tsai Professor, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Zhi Wang, Lead International Economist, Research Division, U.S. International Trade Commission

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch (Center Room, Elaine Langone Center)

12:30 p.m.

Luncheon address: “China’s Innovation-Driven Development Strategies.”
Mr. Dongbai Ye, Counselor for Science and Technology, Consulate General of the P.R. China in New York (Center Room, Elaine Langone Center)


1:30 - 3 p.m.

Chair: David Mitchell, chair and associate professor, department of international relations, Bucknell University.


Teresa Wright, chair and professor, department of political science, California State University, Long Beach: "Innovation and Stagnation in Politics and Governance in the Late Reform Era."

Wenfang Tang, professor of political science and C. Maxwell and Elizabeth M. Stanley Family and Hua Hsia Chair of Chinese Culture and Institutions, the University of Iowa: "Protest and Regime Support in China."

Allen Carlson (associate professor, department of government, Cornell University): "Innovation in an Unexpected Place? To What Extent Is China Rethinking Its Approach to Its Internal Periphery?"

Amanda Wooden, associate professor, environmental studies, Bucknell University: "The Impacts of China's Industry in Border Discourses: The View from Kyrgyzstan."


Hochu Lee, professor of international relations and China studies, Incheon National University; Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University.

3 - 3:20 p.m.

Tea/Coffee Break

3:20 - 4:50 p.m.

Innovation in Science and Technology (Center Room, Elaine Langone Center)

Chair: Keith Buffinton, dean and professor, College of Engineering, Bucknell University


Chang Wei, executive business program manager-water, GE Global Research: "GE Innovation...In China for China".

Valerie Karplus, director, China Energy and Climate Project, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: "Innovation in China's Energy Sector."

Anatoli Olkhovets, director, Watson Industry Solutions: "Changing China Market."

Margot Vigeant, professor and associate dean, College of Engineering, Bucknell University: "Innovation and Change in Engineering Education in China and the US."


Xiannong Meng, professor of computer science, Bucknell University

5 - 6 p.m.

Reception (The Samek Art Museum, Elaine Langone Center)

Exhibition of paintings by primary school students from Yunnan Province, collected during Bucknell University's first service-learning trip to China in May 2013.

6 - 8 p.m.

Farewell Dinner (Refectory, Elaine Langone Center)


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