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”
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”
Surge concluded its fall speaker series with a sharing by Professor Fewsmith on the 19th CCP National Party Congress. A special thanks to Professor Fewsmith and everyone who came to this event and we look forward to more great speakers in the spring!
The 10th Annual China U.S. Symposium came to a close Saturday following our Keynote Address delivered by Dr. Lyle Goldstein from the US Naval War College. A special thanks to all of our members who organized the event and to all of our speakers who helped make this symposium so memorable. We would like to recognizeContinue reading “10th Annual CUS Symposium”
To Our Honored Guests, Welcome to the 9th Annual China-U.S. Symposium. This two-day academic conference is held every spring at Tufts’ Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Our goal is to foster positive relations between China and the United States, cultivating cooperation and understanding between students and experts from different backgrounds and cultures. We believe in building on the unique crossroads of ideas, experiences and people that characterize Tufts University to promote an atmosphere of deep analysis and critical awareness. Our theme this year is “Moving Forward,” and the primary aim of this framework is to tackle issues that Sino-US relations experts will be debating on for years to come, namely cybersecurity, Hong Kong and the Umbrella Revolution, International Business and Investment, as well as the growing pollution problem. This year, the Symposium includes four panels, four breakout sessions, and two keynote addresses. Our speakers have traveled from across the country and across the world, and include policy-makers, practitioners, and academics who specialize in a variety of areas that are critical to China-U.S. relations. Preparing for this Symposium has been an eight-month long effort involving dozens of students, professors, and members of the Tufts administration. Our success is due to the pure dedication of each of these individuals, and we sincerely thank everyone who has played a role. Enclosed in this booklet you will find descriptions of each of our events, biographies of our speakers, and more information about the Symposium and our sponsorship. Sincerely, Tufts SURGE
In the Culture Event hosted in December, SURGE conducted a discussion about the former One-Child Policy in China. We were honored to have Ms. Melissa Ludtke, an award-winning journalist and Yankee Quill Award winner, as our guest speaker. During the event, Ms. Ludtke talked about her book and education series: Touching Home in China, which is a projectContinue reading “Cultural Panel: Voices Behind China’s One Child Policy”
Tufts SURGE has elected their new Executive Board for 2015-2016 Congratulations to the following: Director: Winnona DeSombre Deputy Director: Kieran Green Programming Director: Erica Warfield Logistics Director: Jack Dunkelman Marketing Director: Jiacheng Zhu Please check the “Team SURGE” section to see the entire team.
The 2015 Tufts China U.S. Symposium:Common Ground has come to a close.
The 2015 Tufts China U.S. Symposium: Common Ground Has Begun!! We hope that you can make it today and tomorrow for this great learning opportunity! If you cannot physically make it, check out our Live Stream from our Youtube Channel! Follow our Channel for updates and more videos in the future! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTGicNSJiYRH6nVtJPMOMww?spfreload=10