Discussion with Rasheed Griffith on China’s Influence in the Caribbean

One of the most overlooked regional relationships in the study of international relations is the one between China and the Caribbean. And this gap in the scholarship is further widened as the relationship is rising in international significance. To address this gap, on March 2nd, 2021, Tufts SURGE invited Rasheed Griffith to talk more aboutContinue reading “Discussion with Rasheed Griffith on China’s Influence in the Caribbean”

Nicholas Szechenyi Presentation

By: Edbert Jao In August of 2020, Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo suddenly announced his resignation due to health concerns. Especially given Abe having successfully pushed for a reinterpretation of the war-renouncing Article 9 of the Japanese conclusion, his yet-standing proposal to directly revise it, and an ambitious economic reform agenda colloquially called “Abenomics,” Abe’sContinue reading “Nicholas Szechenyi Presentation”

Book Talk with Professor Rana Mitter: “China’s Good War”

By: Megan Starses Since the turn of the century, China has grown increasingly more interested in redefining its post-World War II role to reshape both its domestic and international policy. On October 27th, Tufts SURGE had the honor of inviting Rana Mitter, a University of Oxford professor, for a discussion about his new book, China’s GoodContinue reading “Book Talk with Professor Rana Mitter: “China’s Good War””

Paul Huang, Taiwanese Defense Journalist Presentation

On September 17, Tufts SURGE held their second GIM via Zoom and invited Paul Huang, a Taiwanese defense journalist who conducts research on China’s military and global influence operations, to speak about Taiwan’s unpreparedness for war with China. For the first half of the meeting, Huang gave a presentation about his article “Taiwan’s Military HasContinue reading “Paul Huang, Taiwanese Defense Journalist Presentation”

Professor Emma Teng Book Talk

On Saturday November 2, from 12:00 – 13:15 at the Crane Room in Paige Hall, SURGE has the honor of hosting MIT Professor Emma J. Teng’s for our Fall book talk. She will present on and about the topics within her book titled “Eurasian: Mixed Identities in the United States, China, and Hong Kong,” afterContinue reading “Professor Emma Teng Book Talk”

2019 China-US Symposium: New Frontiers

This year, the China-US Symposium will take place from April 12th to 13th. The theme of this year’s symposium is “New Frontiers”, dealing with how the US and China can navigate uncertain futures of the world. Check out the descriptions of the panels and lectures. Follow our Facebook page for more timely updates. The China­-USContinue reading “2019 China-US Symposium: New Frontiers”

Professor Michael Beckley Book Talk

“The United States has been the world’s dominant power for more than a century. Now many analysts believe that other countries are rising and the United States is in decline. Is the unipolar moment over? Is America finished as a superpower?” (Excerpt drawn from: http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?gcoi=80140107107650) SURGE is pleased to co-host its faculty advisor, Prof. MichaelContinue reading “Professor Michael Beckley Book Talk”

Richard Samuels on Sino-Japanese Relations: SURGE Fall Speaker

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Sino-Japanese Peace and Friendship. On this special occasion, Tufts Sino-U.S. Relations Group Engagement (SURGE) cordially invite you and your organization to our Fall Speaker series to review the Sino-Japanese relationship and its profound implications on the international order. We are honored toContinue reading “Richard Samuels on Sino-Japanese Relations: SURGE Fall Speaker”

The Fake Farmer

by Duncan Allen Since its opening-up to the West in 1978, China’s tourism industry has witnessed a massive surge in popularity. Foreigners flock to China’s numerous ancient landmarks, from the Great Wall to the Shaolin Temple to the Summer Palace. Many Chinese citizens’ livelihoods depend on the fifty million or so laowai’s (foreigners) who comeContinue reading “The Fake Farmer”

David Rawson Memorial Lecture by Dr. William Overholt

by Peter de Guzman Earlier this month, we held our annual China-U.S. Symposium on April 13th-14th. This symposium was composed of four panels, a lecture, and a keynote speech by Singaporean Ambassador to the United States Dr. Ashok Kumar Mirpuri. Following a riveting panel entitled “A Nuclear North: What Korea Means to Sino-US Relations,” SURGEContinue reading “David Rawson Memorial Lecture by Dr. William Overholt”