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UCI School of Social Sciences

Join the School of Social Sciences as we ring in the New Year with a stimulating and informative conversation about China’s changing dynamics. How will the country look over the next 20 years? What impact will political, legal, urban, healthcare and economic reforms have on the nation’s population and the rest of the world? Get insight and perspective from UCI experts on these topics and more at the second talk in the school’s three-part Expert Speaker Series.

goat"China 20/20: Looking Forward"

featuring Benjamin van Rooij, School of Law, UCI | Mei Zhan, Anthropology, UCI | Wang Feng, Sociology, UCI | Dorothy Solinger, Political Science, UCI | Yang Su, Sociology, UCI

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Reception: 6:00 p.m.
Discussion: 6:30 p.m.
Social and Behavioral Science Gateway, Room 1517

Professor Benjamin van Rooij, School of Law, UCI
John S. and Marilyn Long Chair Professor for US-China Business and Law
Director, Long US-China Institute for Business and Law
Expertise: How China implements law, why Chinese obey or break the law and experience doing fieldwork in China in the legal realm.

Professor Mei Zhan, Anthropology, UCI
Expertise: Healthcare reform, the emerging private medical sector, and changing notions of "care"; globalization of Chinese medicine, cosmopolitanism, and the rising middle class.

Professor Wang Feng, Sociology, UCI
Expertise: Macro-structural challenges (regime legitimacy, political reforms, economic growth, and demographic changes) and more specific issues such as youths, urbanization, inequality and aging.

Professor Dorothy Solinger, Political Science, UCI
Expertise: Urban underclass and what this means for China's famous plans for speedy urbanization and a growing middle class.

Professor Yang Su, Sociology, UCI
Expertise: Political changes and the potential of social protest.

Moderator: David Ochi, '97
Executive Director, UCI Blackstone Launch Pad. The program introduces entrepreneurship as a career option and provides students with a network of venture coaches and an entrepreneurial support system.

Parking is available in the Social Science Parking Structure. While not required, RSVPs are requested to Rosemarie Swatez, or 949.824.2511.