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Suffolk students invited to participate in premier US-China relations conference

The Forum for American/Chinese Exchange at Stanford (FACES) invites Suffolk students to apply to be a delegate to the FACES On Common Ground 2011 conference. On Common Ground brings forty future leaders of the U.S. and China together to speak with current world leaders, which have previously included President George H.W. Bush, Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, U.K. Prime Minister John Major, and more.

FACES is looking for undergraduate and graduate students interested in applying to On Common Ground 2011. Applicants need not speak Chinese, attend Stanford, or have a strong US-China background. FACES seeks passionate individuals and future leaders who are interested in being actively involved in the relations between two of the largest world powers in the modern era.

Apply at faces.stanford.edu/application by January 1, 2011.

For more information, visit faces.stanford.edu or email faces.recruiting.2011@gmail.com.

China Town Hall Forum

Monday, October 18, 2010
Sargent Hall, R496
120 Tremont Street, Suffolk University Law School

U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman will speak about issues in U.S.-China relations and take questions from the audience via live video feed. Douglas Spelman, Deputy Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson International Center of Scholars in Washington, D.C. will also speak. National Committee on U.S.-China Relations president Steve Orlins will moderate the talk.

Audience members are encouraged to submit questions in advance in the hope of fostering dialogue on U.S.-China trade relations, environmental issues, domestic Chinese politics, energy policy and security.

To submit a question: visit www.ncuscr.org/cth and type your question in the appropriate field. Click “Submit.” The question field is now open, and will remain so until the end of the webcast. Due to limited time for the webcast, it is not guaranteed that your question will be asked.

Incoming Freshman Wins Chinese Heritage Scholarship

Congratulations to Jonathan Huang (’14), recent recipient of the Waterman-Waring-Langone Scholarship, an award that encourages students to become well-versed in their heritage and to contribute to the growth of the Chinese American community.

Huang is a martial arts instructor at Nam Pai Kung Fu Academy in Boston’s Chinatown, and has launched a martial arts program in Randolph’s recreational department.

Huang plans to major in economics and political science, and said that “the scholarship means new opportunities that will connect me with the Chinatown community.”

Academic Year Full of Visiting Scholar Events

The Rosenberg Institute is proud to announce a new academic year of events with visiting scholars:

Suffolk Cinema Series
Hidden Warriors: Women on the Ho Chi Minh trail
With Director Dr. Karen Gottschang Turner, College of the Holy Cross
Turner, author of Even the Women Must Fight: Memories of War from North Vietnam and China Bound: A Guide to Life and Work in China will be on-hand for Q&A following the film
Thursday, September 28, 2010
12:45pm to 3:45pm
Donahue  Building, third floor, D311

China Town Hall Forum: Issues in US-China Relations
With Jon Huntsman, US Ambassador to China
Jon Huntsman will speak via live video feed and take questions from the audience. Douglas Spelman, Deputy Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. will also address the audience.
Monday, October 18, 2010
7pm to 9:20pm
Sargent Hall R496
120 Tremont Street

Burning Questions in Asian American Studies
With Dr. Huping Ling, Truman State University
Dr. Ling will discuss how Americans look at the Chinese in their midst, and how Chinese-Americans react to being hyphenated Americans
Friday, November 5, 2010
11am to Noon
Munce Conference Room, 110 Archer Building
20 Derne Street

Being Asian in America
With Maxine Hong Kingston
The award-winning author visits Boston to launch her new book of personal memoirs, and discuss issues such as anti-Asian discrimination, hope and despair among Asian-Americans, and the reasons it is fun to be an Asian in the United States
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
10am to 11:15a,
Munce Conference Room, 110 Archer Building
20 Derne Street

Zen Friends: Literary Friendships Between Late Imperial Chinese Women Poets and Buddhist Nuns
With Dr. Beatta Grant, Washington University in St. Louis
Dr. Grant discusses the lives of educated women in pre-modern China
Monday, April 11, 2011
10am to 11:15am
Munce Conference Room, 110 Archer Building
20 Derne Street

China in the Eyes of Dr. Suleski

Suffolk's Ron Suleski in China with scholar Yang Jinhai

Suffolk's Ron Suleski in China with scholar Yang Jinhai

Suffolk’s own Dr. Ronald Suleski, the director of the Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies, is featured in a new three-volume set titled China in the Eyes of Harvard: Interviews with the Experts on China Issues in Harvard University 哈佛看中國: 全玖頂級中國問題專家談中國問題.

The book, published in China early this year, features Chinese scholars interviewing Harvard’s China experts.

Suleski, the former Assistant Director of the John King Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University, appears in the volume on Culture and Academics. Suleski discusses his time in Korea under the U.S. Army, the difference between Chinese and Japanese culture, and American scholar interest in the Qing dynasty.

The volume was compiled by Zhang Guanzi of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and published in Chinese to offer an American perspective to scholars in China. Guanzi told China Daily, “The results of research carried out at Harvard are the most likely to influence America’s policy toward China. The university’s professors, who also serve as think tanks for the U.S. government, have many different but remarkable insights into China.”

As head of  the Rosenberg  Institute, Suleski was proud to note his move from Harvard to Suffolk. “Chinese scholars all know the name of the Fairbank center,” he said, “and they need to be aware that serious academic study of China is ongoing at Suffolk.”

The Chinese version can be purchased from Amazon China, and there are plans to publish an English language version in China.

Acclaimed Chinese Folk Dance Show Visits Boston in First of Two U.S. Stops

“Wind of Colorful Guizhou,” a large-scale traveling show of folk dances from the Guizhou province in China, will be stopping in Boston September 5th for one of only two U.S. performances.

The show’s creator, Ding Wei, was a director of the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony. In the “Wind of Colorful Guizhou” Wei combines stage art, stunning ethnic costumes, and music and dance to create an awe-inspiring show performed by acclaimed Chinese performers.

Event details:

Sunday, September 5
7:00 p.m.
John Hancock Hall
180 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116

Click here for ticketing information

Global and Economic Implications of China’s Sex Ratio Imbalance, April 16th

A lecture by Shang-Jin Wei, of Columbia University

Thursday, April 16th, 2009 5:30pm Sargent Hall, room 295 120 Tremont Street

Dr. Shang-Jin Wei is Professor of Finance and Economics and N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy at Columbia University, and Director of Working Group on the Chinese Economy and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (US), and Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (Europe). Prior to his Columbia appointment, he was Assistant Director and Chief of Trade and Investment Division at the International Monetary Fund. He was the IMF’s Chief of Mission to Myanmar (Burma) in 2004. He previously held the positions of Associate Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University, the New Century Chair in Trade and International Economics at the Brookings Institution, and Advisor at the World Bank. He has been a consultant to numerous government organizations including the U.S. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, United Nations Economic Commission on Europe, and United Nations Development Program, the Asian Development Bank, and to private companies such as Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

He holds a PhD in economics and M.S. in finance from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Wei’s research covers corruption, international finance, trade, and China, and has been reported in the Financial Times, Economist, 20, Business Week, Times, US News and World Report, Chicago Tribune, Asian Wall Street Journal, South China Morning Post, and other international news media. He has published widely in world-class academic journals including Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance, American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal, Journal of International Economics, European Economic Review, Canadian Journal of Economics and Journal of Development Economics.

He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of several books including China’s Evolving Role in the World Trade (with R. Feenstra, forthcoming University of Chicago Press), The Globalization of the Chinese Economy, (with J. Wen and H. Zhou, Edward Elgar, 2002), Economic Globalization: Finance, Trade and Policy Reforms, (Beijing University Press, 2000), and Regional Trading Blocs in the World Economic System, (J. A. Frankel with E. Stein and S.-J. Wei, Institute for International Economics, 1997).

This event is a presentation sponsored by the Barbara and Richard M. Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies.  For more information about the Institute, please visithttp://www.suffolk.edu/college/30058.html.  For more information regarding this event, please contact 617-573-6316 or casnews@suffolk.edu.

Hurst Hannum, Professor of International Law, Tufts University, explores Human Rights in China: Inside and Outside

Hurst Hannum is Professor of International Law at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, where he teaches courses in international human rights and related topics.  In 2006-2008, he was Sir Y.L. Pao Professor of Public Law at the University of Hong Kong.

Professor Hannum has served as counsel in cases before European, Inter-American, and UN human rights bodies and has served as a consultant to the United Nations on issues ranging from minority rights to the situations in Afghanistan, East Timor, and Western Sahara.  He has served on the boards of a number of nongovernmental human rights organizations and currently is on the Advisory Council of the International Service for Human Rights (Geneva) and the International Council of Minority Rights Group International (London).

Among his many publications are International Human Rights: Problems of Law, Policy and Practice (Aspen, 4th ed. 2006);Guide to International Human Rights Practice (Transnational, 4th ed. 2004); Autonomy, Sovereignty, and Self-Determination: The Accommodation of Conflicting Rights (Univ. of Pennsylvania, rev. ed. 1996); “Peace versus Justice: Creating Rights as well as Order Out of Chaos,” 13International Peacekeeping 582 (2006); and “Human Rights in Conflict Resolution: The Role of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in UN Peacemaking and Peacebuilding,” 28 Human Rights Quarterly  (2006).  

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008 
Sargent 235 
120 Tremont Street, Boston

This is event is sponsored by the Barbara and Richard M. Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies
and co-sponsored by the United Nations Senior Lecturer Program, Suffolk University Government Department.

A reception will immediately follow this event in the Faculty Dining Room, located on the 4th floor of Sargent Hall.

Competing in Beijing: China and the 2008 Olympics, the Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies Inaugural Event

First Seminar for the Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies

By 2010, China and Japan will rank as the world’s second and third largest economies. To meet this challenge and compete in a global marketplace, Suffolk University and Barbara and Richard M. Rosenberg ’52 are pleased to announce the inauguration of a world-class Institute for East Asian Studies.

The Rosenberg Institute will serve as Suffolk’s lead platform for learning from and about East Asian history, economics, politics, and peoples. Each year, the Institute will promote exchanges among scholars, business leaders, analysts, faculty, and students through a series of two to three seminars addressing vital topics in the field.

We are proud to invite you to join us on Tuesday, April 8, for the first of these seminars, Competing in Beijing: China and the 2008 Olympics, for an intensive conversation about the risks, challenges, and opportunities presented to China and the world on the eve of this historic moment. 

11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2008
The State Room
60 State Street, Boston

Event Schedule


11:30 a.m.
Registration and Poster Session


12:00 – 1:20 p.m.
Luncheon & Keynote
2008 Beijing Olympics: China’s Watershed and Beyond
Keynote Speaker: Robyn Meredith, Senior Editor, Asia, Forbes
Followed by Q & A.  
1:20 – 1:45 p.m Break.


1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Session I — Environment
Preparing for the Olympics: Will the Clean-up Last?
Moderator:  Michéle B. Corash, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
Followed by Q & A, 2:45 – 3:00 p.m Break.


3:00 –  4:00 p.m.
Session II  Marketing/Consumerism 
Communicating in China: Lost in Translation?
Moderator: Anders Bengtsson, Assistant Professor of   Marketing, Sawyer Business School
Speaker: Sandy Posa, former Senior Vice President of New Products, The Gillette Company 
Followed by Q &A, 4:00 – 4:15 p.m Break.


4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Session III — Economy
China’s Economy is not a Zero-Sum
Speaker: George Koo, Director, Chinese Services Group, Deloitte & Touche
Followed by Q & A


5:15 p.m.
Closing reception with attendees and speakers