Contemporary China Confronts the International Arena: Influence, Image, and Instrumentalities
A conference at the University of California, Irvine
Saturday, April 26, 2008
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Univeristy of California, Irvine
Social Science Plaza Building B
MORNING: FORMATIVE INTERNATIONAL INFLUENCES ON CHINA
10:30 Thomas Bernstein, Emeritus, Political Science, Columbia University, "The Soviet Impact on China"
11:00 Titus Chen, Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science, UC Irvine,
"Law, Regime Security, and Global Norms: The Uneven Result of China's Socialization by International Rule-of-Law Engagement"
11:30 Rick Baum, Political Science, UCLA, Discussant
12:00 General discussion
12:30 to 2:00 Lunch
AFTERNOON: IMAGES AND INSTRUMENTALITIES
2:00 Eric Blanchard, Ph. d. Candidate, International Relations, USC,
"Significant Others: A Constructivist Approach to Sino-American Relations"
2:30 Dan Lynch, International Relations, USC, "Realism and Rationalism in the Future of Chinese Foreign Policy"
3:00 Lowell Dittmer, Political Science, UC Berkeley, Discussant
3:40 Josh Eisenman, Political Science, UCLA, "How Beijing Uses
Government and Party Ties to Enhance Commerical Relations"
4:10 Karl Kruse, Political Science graduate student, UC Irvine, Discussant
4:30 Discussion to 5:00
Dinner to follow in a local restaurant
Sponsor(s): Center for Asian Studies, University of California, Irvine