Invited Talks & Media



Center for Chinese Studies, University of California, Berkeley: "The Gradual Abolition of Regional Government, 1952 1954: The Branch and Committee Principles Reconsidered," May 1974.

Bethany College, West Virginia: "The Comparative Modernization of China and Japan," April 25, 1977.

Slippery Rock State College, Pennsylvania: "Bureaucracy and Politics in the PRC"; "Policy Making in the PRC," April 17, 1978.

Brown University: "Compromises with Minorities and Merchants in the Institution of Communist Power," May 2, 1978.

Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania: "Regions and Administrative Politics in China Today." Talk delivered to the International Studies Institute, July 5, 1978.

Yale University: "Socialism and Political Conflict in China's Commercial Sector," March 4, 1981.

University of California, Berkeley: "Trends and Prospects for Chinese Business Under Socialism," October 13, 1981.

International Center, Stanford University: "Is China Going Capitalist?" February 2, 1982.

University of California, San Diego: "Is China Going Capitalist?" April 26, 1982.

Talks to Rotary Clubs in California, March and April 1982.

Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University: "Free Markets and the Three Line Struggle," May 25, 1982.

University of Toronto: "Leadership Factions and Economic Policy: The Case for a 'Three Line Struggle' Model," presented to the Inter University Seminar on Modern East Asia of the University of Toronto York University Joint Centre on Modern East Asia, February 25, 1983.

Wuhan University, the P.R.C.: "Plan and Market in Comparative Politics," May 25, 1983. (In Chinese)

The Woodrow Wilson Center, The Smithsonian Institution: "Is China Going Capitalist?" June 14, 1983.

Lehigh University, East Asian Seminar: "Chinese Business Under Socialism," October 27, 1983.

Informal talks for Pittsburgh churches, Women's Great Issues Club, high schools in Pittsburgh and for the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, 1975 84.

Western Pennsylvania District Export Council, International Business Breakfasts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: "People's Republic of China," January 24, 1985.

U.S. Department of State, Foreign Service Institute: "Wuhan: A City Undergoing Reform," March 20, 1985.

Resident Associate Program, Smithsonian Institution: "China's Economic Reforms and Their Social Effects," June 25, 1985.

The Society for International Development, Washington, D.C.: "China's Recent Urban Industrial Reforms and Their Social Effects," June 26, 1985.

School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.: "Wuhan: An Open Inland City," September 18, 1985.

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: "Macroreadjustment in China, France, and Japan: Industrial Policy, Social Structure, and Ownership System," Fellows' colloquium, September 20, 1985.

Columbia University, East Asian Institute, "Wuhan: An Open Inland City," February 13, 1986.

Talks to Rotary Club and Masons, Orange County, 1987.

Department of Political Science, U.C. San Diego, "Autonomy or Bureaucracy in Chinese Urban Reforms?" August 4, 1987.

Thunderbird School for International Management, presented talk on recent Chinese urban economic reforms, November 2, 1987.

Columbia University, East Asian Institute, presented talk entitled, "Stocks, Markets, and Bankruptcy: 'Capitalist Measures' in China's Recent Urban Reforms," May 3, 1988.

University of California, Irvine, University Club Forum, presented talk, "Has Capitalism Come to China?" August 3, 1988.

University of California, Davis, Department of Economics, "Stocks, Mergers, and Bankruptcy: 'Capitalist Measures' and Fiscal Crisis in China's Recent Urban Reform," March 2, 1989.

University of California, Berkeley, Seminar for the Comparative Study of Communist Societies, presented talk entitled, "Industrial Policy in China, 1979 1982: Economic Readjustment in Comparative Perspective," November 14, 1989.

Stanford University Alumni Program, "Democracy Movement or Political Protest?" December 2, 1989.

University of California, Berkeley, Center for Chinese Studies, "The Urban Bourgeoisie and the State: the Merger of State and Society," May 3, 1990.

The Commonwealth Club of California, "Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics," San Francisco, August 21, 1990.

Universities Service Centre, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, "The Floating Population," June 26, 1991.

Columbia University, East Asian Institute, presented talk entitled, "China's Floating Population: Speculation on Its Life in the Cities," April 21, 1992.

Nanjing University The Johns Hopkins University Center for Chinese and American Studies, Nanjing, China, presented talk entitled, "China's Floating Population." May 17, 1992.

Tianjin Academy of Social Sciences, Tianjin, China, presented talk entitled, "The Assimilation of China's Floating Population," June 27, 1992 (in Chinese).

Yale University, Council on East Asian Studies, "China's Floating Population: Problems of Adaptation in the Cities," December 3, 1992.

Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, "China's Urban Transients and the Collapse of the Communist Public Goods Regime," October 6, 1993.

Workshop on East Asia, University of Chicago, "China's Urban Transients and the Collapse of the Communist Public Goods Regime," November 19, 1993.

Public talks to Leisure World, April 1993, July 1993, May 1994; at Rotary Club, January 1994; and at UCI University Club, July 1994.

Modern China Seminar, Columbia University, "China's Urban Transients and the Collapse of the Communist Urban Public Goods Regime," February 9, 1995.

Council on Foreign Relations, New York, to Study Group on China and the Environment, "China's Floating Population," February 27, 1995.

The Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, New York, "Human Rights Issues in China's Internal Migration: Insights from Comparisons with Germany and Japan," December 22, 1995.

East Asian Institute, Columbia University, "Despite Decentralization: Disadvantages, Dependence, and Ongoing Central Power in the Inland--The Case of Wuhan," February 8, 1996.

University Club, UCI, "Politics in China," June 5, 1996.

The Research Institute for National Unification, Seoul, Korea, "Despite Decentralization: Disadvantages, Dependence and Ongoing Central Power in the Inland--the Case of Wuhan," October 2, 1996.

Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, "China's Floating Population: Implications for State & Society," Hong Kong, October 26, 1996.

American Forum for Global Education, New York, workshop for high school teachers, talk on China's internal migration and the question of citizenship, November 8, 1997.

BRIE [Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy] China Study Group, University of California, Berkeley, "Virtual Globalization and Outcomes for Membership: The Chinese Case," May 4, 1998.

Central China University of Finance and Trade, Wuhan, China, talk on "Assimilation of China's Floating Population," September 16, 1998 (in Chinese).

Presented talk on current Chinese political economy, for the Southern California Center of the Asia Society's 1999 China Briefing in Orange County, Irvine, CA, March 10, 1999.

Talk on "Citizenship and the Floating Population," The China Institute, New York, NY, March 24, 1999.

"Sudden Sackings and the Mirage of the Market," Columbia University, East Asian Institute, March 28, 2000.

"Issues in Urban Politics," University of California, San Diego, May 17, 2000.

"Sudden Sackings and the Mirage of the Market," Universities Service Center, Chinese University, Hong Kong, September 15, 2000.

"Globalization and the Paradox of Participation," Chinese Studies Program, University of Washington, November 2, 2000.

"Globalization and the Paradox of Participation," Modern China Seminar, East Asian Institute, Columbia University," November 9, 2000.

"Images of Chinese Migrants," Distinguished Lecture Series, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, UC San Diego, May 17, 2001.

Three invited lectures at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, month of June, 2001. (Delivered papers #53, 55, 60)

"The Informalization of the Urban Chinese Economy," Center for Chinese Studies," UC Berkeley, August 31, 2001.

"Yesterday Rusticated, Today Laid Off---Research on the issue of 'Laid-off staff and workers'," Forum of the Southern California Association of Rusticated Youth, "Educated Youths' History and Culture," Arcadia, California, July 29, 2001.

"Jobs and Joining: What's the Effect of WTO for China's Urban Employment?" University of British Columbia, March 25, 2002.

"Jobs and Joining: What's the Effect of WTO for China's Urban Employment?" East Asian Institute, Columbia University, April 4, 2002.

"Jobs and Joining: What's the Effect of WTO for China's Urban Employment?' Center for Chinese Studies, Stanford University, May 21, 2002.

"Novel Flows and Sudden Shifts: Market Transition, Globalization and Urban Citizenship Shifts in China," Institute for Global Studies in Culture, Power and History/Women, Gender and Sexuality, Fall General Seminar Series, Johns Hopkins University, October 3, 2002.

"State Transitions and Citizenship Shifts in China," Institute for Global Studies, Seminar Series on "Gender and Citizenship," Syracuse University, December 2, 2002.

"State Transitions and Citizenship Shifts in China," presented at Interdisciplinary Chinese Studies Seminar, Social Science, sponsored by Peking University and University of Michigan, Peking University, Peking, July 25, 2006.

"The New Underclass in China and its Management," Asian Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh, October 27, 2004.

"Joining Supranational Organizations and Losing Jobs in China, France, adn Mexico, 1980-2001," Center for West European Studies/Euorpean Union Center, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies and the Global Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh, October 27, 2004.

Speaker for Tufts University "Institute for Leadership and International Perspective" symposium on "Chinese Politics and Society: Continuity and Change," February 4, 2005, New York City.

"China's Economic Development Patterns," Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Irvine, California, March 9, 2005.

"Chinese Labor and Job Loss," Columbia University Seminar on Globalization, Labor, and Popular Struggles," Columbia University, March 21, 2005.

Public lecture, "WTO and China's Workers," Monash University, September 27, 2005.

"Globalization and Labor's Losses," Murdoch University, Perth, Australia, October 4, 2005.

"The Creation of an Underclass in China," University of Western Australia, October 5, 2005.

"State Transitions and Citizenship Shifts in China," Contemporary China Centre, Australian National University, Canberra, Australila, October 7, 2005.

Informal talk on my recent research, Institute for International Studies, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia, October 10, 2005.

"State Transitions and Citizenship Shifts in China," Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, October 12, 2005.

"Globalization and Job Loss: Insights from the Study of China, France, and Mexico," Labor Education Center, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, November 29, 2005.

"State Transitions and Citizenship Shifts in China, 1980 to 2005," for series "Cities, Citizenship and Modernity," Center for Ethics and World Societies, Colgate University, December 1, 2005.

"State Transitions and Citizenship Shifts in China, 1980 to 2005," East Asian Studies Program, University of California, Davis, February 22, 2006.

"The nexus of democratization: Guanxi and governance in Taiwan and the PRC, Modern China Seminar, Columbia University, New York, February 8, 2007.

"China and East Asia:  Continua or Exceptions?" East Asian Forum, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, March 27, 2007.

"Democratization in Taiwan and Implications for China," US Government, Director of National Intelligence, Open Source Center, Reston, VA., January 31, 2008.

"The Downside of the Rise of China's Economy: Who are the Losers in China?" Brandeis University National Women's Committee, Laguna Hills Chapter, March 6, 2008.

"Massive Unemployment and Worker Protests," Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, May 1, 2009.

"A Question of Confidence: State Legitimacy and the New Urban Poor," Noon Lecture Series, University of Michigan Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, September 22, 2009.

Talk on my book, State's Gains, Labor's Losses, Princeton University, sponsored by the Comparative Politics Colloquium, the East Asian Studies Program, and the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program, Princeton, New Jersey, October 16, 2009.

"China's Urban Poorest and their Program: Anti-Emblem of Municipal Modernization," USC U.S.-China Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, November 12, 2009.

"Whose Taiwan Is It?" for the Irvine Spectrum Rotary Club, Irvine, CA, January 27, 2010.

"The Dibao Recipients: Emblem of Anti-Modernization in China's Cities," Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, London, November 19, 2010.

"The Dibao Recipients: Emblem of Anti-Modernization in China's Cities," The Academic Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, December 7, 2010.

"States' Gains, Labor's Losses: Comparing China, France and Mexico," National Chengchi University, College of International Affairs, Taipei, Taiwan, December 7, 2010.

Commentator, Workshop on Theories & Qualitative Methods of China Studies, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, December 13, 2010.

"Welfare, Wealth and Poverty In Urban China: The Dibao and its Differential Disbursement," The New England China Seminar, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, September 22, 2011.

Talk on States' Gains, Labor's Losses: China, France and Mexico Choose Global Liaisons, 1980-2000, February 8, 2012, UCLA, sponsored by Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, Center for Chinese Studies, Asia Institute, Center for Mexican Studies, and Political Science.

"Class and Class Consciousness among the Chinese Urban Poor," Talk presented at Wuhan University, June 26, 2012.

"The Urban Underclass and its Class Consciousness in China,"Graduate School of International Studies and Institute for China Studies,Seoul National University,Seoul, Korea, September 18, 2012.

"Authoritarian Assistance: Welfare and Wealth in Urban China," University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 4 October 2012.

"China's New Urban Poor and its Consciousness," talk at 21st China Research Institute, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego, 4 February 2013.

"Authoritarian Assistance: Welfare and Wealth in Urban China," talk at School of International Relations and Public Affairs," Fudan University, June 25, 2013.

"Authoritarian Assistance: Welfare and Wealth in Urban China," (delivered in Chinese), Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, June 28, 2013.

"Three Potential Wellsprings of Welfare: China's Minimum Livelihood Guarantee in Comparative Perspective," Contemporary China Studies Public Lecture," Hong Kong University, September 12, 2013.

"Distributing the Urban Dibao: For the Jobless or for the Needy? What Determines Urban Officials' Calculations?" (with Ting Jiang), Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Division of Social Sciences lecture series, September 13, 2013.

Talk: "Three Models of Chinese Welfare: Confucian Values and their Variable Application," co-sponsored by Centre for China Studies and Department of Government & Public Administration, Chinese University of Hong Kong, November 6, 2014.

Talk: "Social Assistance in Urban China: Welfare and Wealth in a Developing Nation," Nanjing U. of Finance & Economics, December 10 2014.

Talk at panel "China 20/20: Looking Forward," UCI School of Social Sciences, February 19, 2015.

Discussant, Workshop, "Comparing China," Long Institute, Sponsored by School of Social Sciences and UCI School of Law, April 27, 2015.

Talk: "China's poverty and social protection," Harvard Kennedy School Social Policy Symposium, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA, April 4, 2015.

Talk: "The Impact of Globalization on China: Types of Workers Types of Social Transformation," 6th International Summer School On China Studies, Nanjing University, June 23, 2015.

"China's poverty and social protection," Harvard Kennedy School Social Policy Symposium, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA, April 4, 2015.

"The Impact of Globalization on China: Types of Workers, Types of Social Transformation," at "Work and Mobility in Globalization and Chinese Social Transformation," International Summer School on Chinese Studies, sponsored by Center for Modern Chinese Studies, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing, 23 June 2015.

"When Chinese Central Orders and Promotion Criteria Conflict:Implementation Decisions on the Destitute in Poor versus Prosperous Cities," Watson Institute, Brown University, April 21, 2016.

"Banish the Impoverished Past: The Predicament of the Abandoned Urban Poor in China," Department of Government and Public Administration, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 11 April 2017.

"Modernization and the Lower Population Stratum in Chinese Cities," Shandong University, September 22, 2017.

"3 Welffare Models ad Current Chinese Social Assistance: Confucian Justifications, Variable Applications," Sociology Department, Central University of Finance & Economics, Beijing, 25 September 2017.

"Modernity and Policy Toward the Urban Poor in China," Columbia School of Social Work, NY, NY, November 29, 2017.

Participant, Panel: "Endgame in Pyongyang: The U.S., China, and the Politics of the Korean Peninsula," The Nixon Center, October 25, 2017.

Talk, "Globalism & Capitalism in China: Why and How? Effects for People (especially old workers) & the Future," For Series:"Global China and the Future of Capitalism", French Centre for Research on Contemporary China and The University of Hong Kong, 22 October 2018.

Talk, "Modernity and Policy toward the Urban Poor in China," David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, Brigham Young University, 11 November 2018.

Media

Interviews with Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The OC Register, Bloomberg News, The Washington Post, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Voice of America, The New York Times, PBS, and radio station KBPK.

"China's New Urban Poverty: Government's Handiwork, Government's Deadweight,"Blog, China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham, 17 April 2015 http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/chinapolicyinstitute/?p=58581.

Article on China's urban poverty in "China Digital Times," September 2015; also published in Italian on the website cinaforum.net; in "Dissent" magazine, September 23, 2015; at https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/09/masters-of-the-people=chinas-new-urban-poor/, September 25, 2016; and in Sinocism newsletter, September 29, 2015 (https://sinocism.com/?p=11545).

Blog, China Policy Institute on urban poor, October 3, 2016, at https://cpianalysis.org/2016/10/03/banish-the-impoverished-past-the-predicament-of-the-abandoned-urban-poor.

"Urban Poverty and China's Globalism: What's the Relationship?"April 23, 2018, CPI Analysis, available at https://cpianalysis.org/2018/04/23/urban-poverty-and-chinas-globalism-whats-the-relationship.

"Puncturing the Picture of Poverty Elimination in China," Asia Dialogue, https://wp.me/p9zdku-trC, 12 July 2019.