BUILDING TOMORROW’S U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
AMID TODAY’S GLOBAL UNCERTAINTIES: VOICES FROM A NEW GENERATION
The Inaugural Carter Center – Global Times Foundation
Forum for Young Chinese and American Scholars
Xi’an Jiaotong University
Xi’an, People’s Republic of China
September 6-7, 2014
-Organized by The Carter Center and the Global Times Foundation
-Supported by TCC-XJTU Initiative for International Peace and Development
-Co-sponsored by The School of Management, Xi’an Jiaotong University and the Clemson University Center for China Studies
While China is pursuing a foreign policy of “peaceful rise” some still question whether China’s rapidly growing impact on world affairs could prove disruptive. Scholars, policy advisors and political leaders around the world address this question daily, by analyzing recent trends and considering future scenarios. Special attention has been focused on relations between the People’s Republic of China and the United States of America, the world’s largest economies.
Against this background, The Carter Center and the Global Times Foundation now invite scholars below the age of 40 to participate in their first joint Forum on “BUILDING TOMORROW’S U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS AMID TODAY’S GLOBAL UNCERTAINTIES: VOICES FROM A NEW GENERATION”.
The organizers are open to paper topics, but will give special attention to research proposals on the strategic, political, economic, and business relations between the two countries. Findings on China’s relationships with its neighboring countries in the framework of a changing international order and how Chinese attempts at establishing a New Silk Road Economic Belt would affect the future of international relations and U.S.-China relations will be given preference. Papers discussing Sino-American interactions in developing countries experiencing political transitions or internal turmoil will be of special interest. Papers on the subject of potential China-U.S. collaboration on improving the use of big data and what can be done to apply big data for good governance and sustainable development in countries where China and the U.S. are providing developmental assistance are also welcome.
The Carter Center and the Global Times Foundation envision this Forum as the first in an annual Forum series designed for young Chinese and American scholars (below the age of 40). Doctoral candidates, post-doctorates, assistant professors, and entry level think tank analysts are strongly encouraged to submit proposals in either English or Chinese by June 15, 2014. Proposals should be no more than 600 words. Invitations for full papers will be sent out on June 30, 2014. Full papers are due by August 15, 2014.
Proposals and final papers may be submitted in English or Chinese, the conference program will be conducted primarily in English. Established scholars will be invited to critique and comment on the papers selected for presentation. The best papers will be selected for publication in a book form both in English or Chinese. Former president of the United States Jimmy Carter, who, together with Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping, made the momentous decision to normalize the bilateral relations thirty five years ago, will give remarks at the conference.
题目没有固定要求，但论坛组织者期待学者关注两国间的战略、政治、经济和商务关系等方面。组织者对那些分析和研究在新的国际秩序框架之下中国与邻国关系的文章以及中国构建新丝绸之路经济带的尝试将如何影响未来的国际关系和中美两国的关系的文章将给予优先。组织者对中美在经历重大转型或国内局势混乱的发展中国家的互动和合作的研究特别感兴趣。组织者也欢迎研究中美两国在大数据应用方面的合作及中美能否通过利用大数据推进中美都给予发展性援助国家的善治和可持续性发展。 我们期待这第一次论坛能成为中美两国青年学者（年龄在40周岁以下）每年定期交流的良好开端，尤其鼓励在读博士、博士后、副教授、智库分析人员积极参与，并于2014年6月15日之前提交中文或英文不多于600字的提纲。邀请撰写论文的邀请通知将于2014年6月30日发出， 提交论文的截止日期是2014年8月15日。
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The Inaugural Carter Center- Global Times Foundation for Young Chinese and American Scholars has been made possible with the generous support of the following organizations. The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide. A nongovernmental organization, the Center has helped to improve life for people in more than 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; improving mental health care; and teaching farmers to increase crop production. The Carter Center is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering. It seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health. The Global Times Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by the Global Times, a daily Chinese newspaper under the auspices of the People’s Daily. Founded on November 27, 2012, it aims to promote social unity and mutual understanding among social groups in China, as well as bridging the gaps in international non-governmental communication. In 2013, it co-hosted the China-India Media Exchange Program with India’s Observer Research Foundation and the China-France Media Forum with the Foundation Charles De Gaulle in 2014. Additionally, the foundation aims to help young scholars and build social consensus. The foundation awarded 10 scholars 30,000 RMB (4,818 USD) each for their academic studies in 2013.
Founded in 1928, the School of Management of XJTU is one of the oldest management schools in China, as well as the first school to award doctoral degrees in the field of management. It is headed by Professor Chen Hong and has approximately 4,100 students and 180 faculty members. The school is composed of seven departments and offers four research centers. In the past 10 years, it has completed nearly 100 projects of the State High-Tech Development Plan, which is funded by the Chinese government and is intended to stimulate the development of advanced technologies to render China independent of financial obligations for foreign technologies. The mission of the Center for China Studies is to promote a better understanding of China’s economic development and its impact on the world and, specifically, the U.S.-China relationship. The Center for China Studies facilitates exchanges and collaborations with China for Clemson students and the surrounding communities by offering opportunities for engagement: from expert speakers to scholarships and internships, from training programs to visits with Chinese counterparts.
Dr. Wang is the president of Xi’an Jiaotong University. Dr. Wang joined the CPC in 1976 and served as a member of the National People’s Congress since 2003. He previously served as the president of HIT and was a professor of mechanical design. He is also an expert in the field of intelligent robotics, and he has won seven consecutive Advanced Prizes in Science and Technology from the provincial government of Heilongjiang for his work. He received a B.A. and a Ph.D. in engineering from the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT).
Mr. Hu is the editor of the Chinese and English language editions of the Global Times newspaper, a position he has held since 2005. He previously served as a journalist for the People’s Daily, for which he notably worked as a foreign correspondent, covering both the Bosnian war and Iraq war. He graduated with his M.A. in Russian literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University.
Ambassador Mary Ann PETERS
Ambassador Peters is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of The Carter Center. She has previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh and the fourth provost of the United States Naval War College. Ambassador Peters spent more than 30 years as a career diplomat with the U.S. State Department. She received the Presidential Meritorious Service Award in 2003 for her work in Bangladesh, leading the mission’s efforts in support of key U.S. foreign policy goals. Ambassador Peters is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Women in International Security and is fluent in six foreign languages. She received her B.A. from Santa Clara University and her Masters of International Studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
President Jimmy CARTER
President Carter is the 39th president of the United States of America. He began a long career in politics when he was elected to the Georgia State Senate in 1962. In 1971, he became the 76th governor of Georgia. On Dec. 12, 1974, he announced his candidacy for president of the United States. He won his party’s nomination on the first ballot at the 1976 Democratic National Convention and was elected president on Nov. 2, 1976. Jimmy Carter served as president from Jan. 20, 1977 to Jan. 20, 1981. Significant foreign policy accomplishments of his administration included the Panama Canal treaties, the Camp David Accords, the treaty of peace between Egypt and Israel, the SALT II treaty with the Soviet Union, and the establishment of U.S. diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China. In 1982, he became a Distinguished Professor at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., and founded The Carter Center. He attended Georgia Southwestern College and the Georgia Institute of Technology, and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy in 1946.
Presenters and Research Proposals
Research on the U.S.-China “Silk Road” Strategy
Yawei LIU- Moderator
Dr. Liu is the director of the China Program and has been a member of numerous Carter Center missions to monitor Chinese village, township, and county people’s congress deputy elections since 1997. He is the founder and editor of the China elections and governance website www.chinaelections.org. Dr. Liu is an adjunct professor of political science at Emory University and associate director of the China Research Center in Atlanta. He earned his B.A. in English literature from Xi’an Foreign Languages Institute, M.A. in recent American history from the University of Hawaii, and Ph.D. in American political and diplomatic history from Emory University.
Dr. Wang is currently the executive associate dean of the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University and director of the Global Times Foundation. Previously, he served as a former chief opinion editor and editorial writer of the Chinese edition of the Global Times. He studied in Hong Kong Baptist University, Nanjing University and Johns Hopkins University, and he has published over 30 articles and books, including: More Time for China, More Time for Dream, Chinese Dream of Youths and Phantom of Powers. In 2011, he received the China News Award for his work.
TIAN Yiqiong: “A Comparative Study on the ‘Silk Road’ Strategy”
Ms. Tian is currently a doctoral candidate at Fudan University. She is studying International Relations and Political Science at the School of Public Affairs. She has been an author for several published research papers, including “The New Chinese Cultural Diplomacy for Israel”, “The Saudi Concept of Global Governance: A Case Study in Saudi Arabia’s Participation in the G20 System” and “Islamic NGOs in China- A Case Study in International Islamic Relief Organizations.” She has also provided English data collection and collation for Shanghai International Studies University’s Middle East Institute’s Global Mosque Database project.
CHENG Zhongxing: “Performing Tai-chi or Strategic Hedging?: China’s high-speed rail and the reconstruction of the Silk Road”
Dr. Cheng is a researcher at the American Research Center at Southwest Jiaotong University in Chengdu, where he also serves as a statistician, associate professor, and tutor. Concurrently, he is also a Social Research Fellow at Fudan University’s Symbiosis Center surveying Chinese labor dynamics (CLDS). He is the deputy director of the China High Speed Rail Development Strategy Research Center. He is the published author of many articles, and has presided over the Ministry of Education Youth Fund for Sichuan Province. He is a Shanghai graduate and holds a Ph.D. in Sociology.
Professor Zhu was appointed the executive dean of Public Policy and Management School of Xi’an Jiaotong University in 2004, where he is also a professor and the school’s Party secretary. Mr. Zhu has taught at Xi’an Jiaotong University since 1982 and has served a number of positions, including deputy director of the Department of Social Sciences and the College of Humanities Administration Department, Deputy Director of the School of Academic Affairs and Director of the Education Center. Mr. Zhu is originally from Shanghai and graduated from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1982, the same year he commenced his professional career with the University. He graduated with a master’s degree from Renmin University in 1986.
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Research on the U.S.-China Relationship and Maritime Silk Road
Wei HUANG (Wayne)- Moderator
Dr. Huang is a tenured professor of at College of Business of Ohio University and the overseas dean with special-terms at the Xi’an Jiaotong University School of Management, his Alta Mater. He has more than 25 years of teaching experience at research universities in America, Australia and Asia. Professor Huang was a Harvard University visiting fellow from 2009–2010 and has received the Ohio University College of Business Excellence in Intellectual Contribution Award twice.
WU Xiangning: “U.S.-China Relations and an Analysis of the Trend towards a Maritime Silk Road”
Dr. Wu is a post-doctoral researcher at Peking University’s School of International Studies. She has been a visiting scholar at Hong Kong University’s Business School. Her areas of specialty include industrial innovation, East Asian cooperation, regionalization and Asia-Pacific relations. She received her B.A. in Economics from Hunan University, her M.A. in Law from Peking University and Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Birmingham in the U.K.
Jennifer M. LIND: “Geography, Maritime Power, and the Pacific Rivalry”
Dr. Lind is an associate professor of government at Dartmouth University and a faculty associate at Harvard University’s Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies. Her research focuses on strategic studies in Northeast Asia, with emphasis on regime study of Japan and North Korea. Dr. Lind has published many articles and has written in the popular press for outlets such as CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Foreign Affairs. She received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.P.I.A at the University of California, San Diego, and her Ph.D. from M.I.T.
Steven W. LEWIS: “U.S. and China Energy Coordination and Cooperation in the Golden Age of Gas”
Dr. Lewis is the C.V. Starr Transnational China Fellow and faculty advisor for the Jesse Jones Leadership Center Summer in D.C. Policy Research Internship Program at Rice University. He is also a professor in the practice and associate director of the Chao Center for Asian Studies, which he helped found in 2008. His research explores the growth of a transnational Chinese middle class. Through the Transnational China Project, Lewis has organized research conferences with the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. He also has worked with the Energy Forum as the organizing researcher for the Northeast Asia Energy Cooperation Workshops, the Coastal Cities Summit surveys and U.S.-China-Middle East energy relations conferences. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Washington University in St. Louis.
Robert A. KAPP
Dr. Kapp is the senior adviser to the China Program and president of Robert A. Kapp and Associates, a business consulting firm. He also serves as senior China advisor to international law firm K&L Gates. Kapp is chair of the China Committee of the Pacific Council on International Policy, and he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. Earlier in his career, Kapp served on the China faculties of Rice University and the University of Washington and headed two organizations, the Washington State China Relations Council and the Washington Council on International Trade. For ten years, he was the president of the U.S.-China Business Council. He holds a doctorate in modern Chinese history from Yale University.
Dr. Wang is currently professor and head of the Department of Government and Public Administration at the University of Macau. Previously he was a tenured and distinguished professor of political science at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He has also served as research fellow and visiting scholar at Sigur Center For Asian Studies at George Washington University, the Atlantic Council of the United States, the East-West Center in Hawaii, and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research in Geneva. Hereceived his B.A. and M.A in international politics from Fudan University in Shanghai and his Ph. D. in political science from the University of Michigan.
Guest Speakers and Presentation
Crossing the Borders of Culture, Religion, and Ethnic Group: Albert L. Shelton, an Unusual Doctor in Eastern Tibet, 1904-1922
Dr. Zhao is currently a professor at the International Chinese Culture Research Institute in Chengdu. She is also a member of the Institute of East Asian Cultural Representation. She focuses on college-level English instruction in literature. Her major areas of research are European history, cultural exchange with the West, the history of Chinese Christianity, and the history of modern Tibet.
Dr. Zhu is the Area Executive for East Asia and the Pacific for the Global Ministries of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He was invited to sit on the board of the Second, Third and Fourth China Overseas Friendship Association, and is an honorary board member of China Religion Culture Communication Association. He is also a trustee of the Foundation for Theological Education in South East Asia. Dr. Zhu received his B.A. in Religious Studies from Bethany College and his M.Div., Th.M. and D.Min. from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. He was ordained in 1992 and served as a hospital chaplaincy director for three years. He was honored in 2005 with a D. Div. degree from Eden Theological Seminary.
Dr. Tao is currently the Executive Associate Dean of Shanghai University’s Liberal Arts College. She is also a professor of history and academic director of the Center for Religious Studies. She is the author of over a dozen books and articles on the history and role of Christianity in China. She is a recipient of the Award for the Advanced Educators of Higher Education of Shanghai and the Award for Excellent Dissertation from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received both her B.A. and M.A. in History from Shanghai University, and her Ph.D. in religion from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
WANG Wen- Moderator
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Dr. Sun is a professor in the Institute of International Studies at Tsinghua University. He has also taught at Fudan University, the East Asian Institute of Columbia University and the Ramapo College of New Jersey. Sun Zhe is the author or editor of more than ten books on American government and US-China relations. He has been an adjunct research fellow at the Center for the Studies of the Cross-Strait Relations, a board member of the US-China Peoples’ Friendship Association, a Member of academic Advisory Committee of the East Asia Institute, Shanghai, and an adjunct professor of the PLA Foreign Language University. He also serves as a consultant to several government departments. He is a graduate of Fudan University and obtained a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University.
General Qiao is a Major General in the People’s Liberation Army Air Force and a professor of military strategy with the Air Force Command Institute in China. He is also the deputy secretary of the National Security Policy Committee. General Qiao is the co-author of the military strategy book Unrestricted Warfare, an in-depth analysis of how technologically inferior nations can avoid direct confrontation and use asymmetric tactics to defeat technologically superior opponents. He concurrently serves as the Chinese president of the Advisory Committee for the Center of Global Studies in the Asia-Pacific Region of China and Russia for the Yunnan University of Finance and Economics.
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Dr. Arase is the Resident Professor of International Politics at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Nanjing. Before joining the Hopkins-Nanjing Center faculty, he was a professor of politics at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif., teaching international relations and East Asian affairs with a focus on Japanese politics and foreign policy. He has had a Japan Foundation dissertation fellowship and an Abe Foundation research fellowship, and has been a US State Department-sponsored touring speaker in South Korea and China. He is a graduate of Cornell University (B.A. liberal arts), the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (M.A., international relations), and the University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D., political science).
Dr. Shambaugh is Professor of Political Science & International Affairs and the founding Director of the China Policy Program in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. He is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program, Center for East Asian Policy Studies, and John L. Thornton China Center at The Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations,and is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, U.S. Asia-Pacific Council, and other public policy and scholarly organizations. He received his B.A. in East Asian Studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, M.A. in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins University Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Kelman is the Weatherhead Professor of Public Management at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He currently serves as editor of the International Public Management Journal, and he writes a regular column for Federal Computer Week and a blog, The Lectern, at FCW.com. Dr. Kelman previously served as Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy in the Office of Management and Budget. During his tenure as Administrator, he played a lead role in the Administration’s “reinventing government” effort. Dr. Kelman is a summa cum laude graduate of Harvard College, with a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University.
The Impact of U.S.-China Relations in Third Countries
Xiaobo HU- Moderator
Dr. Hu is the current director of Clemson University Center for Chinese Studies where he teaches comparative and international politics with an emphasis on Chinese and East Asian politics. Dr. Hu is also involved in leading the Clemson University Model UN team. From 2009 to 2012 he was a Faculty Senator at Clemson University. Between 2004 and 2005 he was a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Between 2001 and 2002 he was a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center and between 1997 and 1998 he was President of the U.S. – based Association of Chinese Political Studies (ACPS). He has a Ph.D. from Duke University.
TAO Shasha: “China’s Neighboring Maritime Security: Situation and Strategy”
Dr. Tao is a graduate of the Central Party School in Beijing, where she received her Ph.D. Her dissertation was the “Study of Security Issues for Chinese Citizens Abroad. Her paper summarized the basis of relevant theories and major international practices regarding the protection of citizens abroad, based on historical evolution of precedents and then put forward policy recommendations on the current security policies for Chinese citizens currently overseas. She has also contributed to the Central Party School’s Center for Strategic and International Studies, where she authored a chapter on the autonomous Finnish Aland Islands.
Dr. Webster is Assistant Professor of Law and Director of East Asian Legal Studies at Case Western Reserve University. His scholarship addresses the intersections of international law and the domestic legal systems of East Asia, appearing most recently in the Columbia, Michigan, and Penn journals of international law. He has presented his research in Mandarin and Japanese to audiences around the world. In January, 2014, he testified before Congress on China’s implementation of WTO rulings. Professor Webster He has held visiting positions at National Taiwan University and Zhejiang University; and received research grants from the Asia Foundation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China. He received his B.A. and M.A. from Yale University, and both his J.D. and LL.M. from Cornell University.
ZHANG Rongmei: “U.S. Influence in China-Myanmar Relations since 2009”
Ms. Zhang is a doctoral candidate studying world history at the Yunnan University’s College of Humanities. In 2002, she began working in the Department of Foreign Language at the Yunnan University teaching English and conducting research. From 2006-2007, she was a Fulbright Foreign Language teaching assistant, and received a 10-month scholarship to Cameron University in Oklahoma.
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Building a New U.S.-China Relationship
Wei HUANG (Wayne)- Moderator
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KONG Xiaohui: “Sino-U.S. Sea Power Competition in the Western Pacific”
Dr. Kong is a lecturer in the department of political science at Zhejiang University’s School of Public Administration. She is also a part-time researcher at the State Council Research Center for Relations across the Taiwan Strait. She has been a visiting scholar at the University of Kiel in Germany, researching U.S.-China relations, Chinese foreign policy and cross-strait relations. Dr. Kong received her doctorate from the Institute of International Relations at the Renmin University of China.
Benjamin HERSCOVITCH: “Mapping a New Model of Major Power Relations”
Dr. Herscovitch is a research fellow in the foreign policy program at the Centre for Independent Studies, a leading Australian think tank. He previously served as a Desk Officer for the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, where he worked on the Pakistan desk’s public diplomacy programs. He now conducts research on China-Australia relations, international development, Asia literacy, social mobility and multiculturalism. He received his B.I.S. in globalization with honors as well as The University Medal in Philosophy from the University of New South Wales, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Sydney.
Megan KELLY: “The Communist Party Meets the Tea Party: Chinese Investment in the Southeast U.S.”
Ms. Kelly has completed her Masters in International Relations at Peking University and is pursuing further postgraduate education at the London School of Economics. She has previously worked in the China Program at the Carter Center and at the Clemson Center for China Studies. In addition, she participated in Clemson’s Cultural Partner Program and tutored student athletes in Chinese. In the meantime, she has been a writer for China Brain, a website for Chinese business news. She earned dual degrees in History and Modern Languages Chinese at Clemson.
DENG Shuna: “Opportunities and Challenges for U.S.-China Relations in the Era of Big Data”
Ms. Deng is currently a doctoral candidate studying International Affairs at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Affairs. She has presided over a number of digital campus construction projects, as well as the “Social Forum” editorial series, which were hosted by the Academy Youth Center Project. Ms. Deng is a graduate from the department of Asia-Pacific studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. She intends to attend the Institute of Asia—Pacific and Global Strategy Conference after receiving her doctorate.
Professor Dan Wenhua is the dean of Xi’an Jiaotong University Law School, where he is also the Chair of the Changjiang Scholars program, vice chairman of the Academic Committee of Xi’an Jiaotong University and a doctoral professor. He was recently selected as a, ‘Special government allowances expert’. Dr. Dan received his B.A. from Xiamen University, and is a tenured professor of international law at Oxford Brookes University. He obtained his Ph.D. from Trinity College at the University of Cambridge, England.
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