OXCEP St Edmund Hall

International Consortium for China Studies (ICCS)

China has become the second largest economy in the world, with a few challenges ahead. Its future performance in any field will have deep and far reaching impact on the world economy. Due to a growing interest in understanding the Chinese economy, research centres for China studies have been established in many nations of the world and, subsequently, a major international platform is needed to facilitate academic exchanges among the above centres.

In response to the need, National School of Development of Peking University proposed to establish an international consortium for China studies, aiming at organising annual conferences of its institutional members to share their research works in China studies. While the field of China studies is multidisciplinary in nature, the International Consortium for China Studies (ICCS) will focus on social sciences, including economics, political science, sociology, law and international relations. In even years, the conferences will be held in China, whereas in odd years, they will be held by institutional members in other countries rotationally.

With its 25 founding institutional members around the globe, the inaugural conference of the International Consortium for China Studies has been held at National School of Development, Peking University, on 20th - 21st April 2014. The ICCS Conference 2015 will be sponsored by the Oxford Chinese Economy Programme (OXCEP) at St Edmund Hall of University of Oxford, on 6th - 7th August 2015. We are expecting participation from an estimated 50 institutional members for the 2015 conference, with delegates from Asia, Europe, North America and Australia.

Schedule of the Inaugural Conference of the International Consortium for China Studies (ICCS)

National School of Development, Peking University

April 20 - 21, 2014

April 20  
8:15am - 8:30am Registration and Group Photo
8:30am - 8:40am Welcome and opening remarks by Justin Lin and Yang Yao
Session I Topic: Industrial Policy
8:40am - 9:10am China's Transition and Modern Economics
  Presenter: Justin Yifu Lin, National School of Development, Peking University
9:10am - 9:40am Comparative Advantage and the Effect of Industry Policies: Evidence from Chinese Export Processing Zones
  Presenter: Chen Zhao, China Center for Economic Studies, Fudan University
9:40am - 10:10am Mass Capitalism and Grass-root Innovations in China
  Presenter: Tomoo Marukawa, Institute of Social Science Contemporary China Research Base,the University of Tokyo
10:10am - 10:30am Coffee/Tea Break
Session II Topic: Governance
10:30am - 11:00am How to Democratize Neoliberal Globalization? - the Role of Global Civil Society
  Presenter: Hyun-Chin Lim, Asia Center at Seoul National University
11:00am - 11:30am Re-negotiating Sovereignty and Rights of Governance: Comparing Taiwan's Entry into the WTO and WHA
  Presenter: Sow Keat Tok, Faculty of Arts, Asia Institute, the University of Melbourne
11:30am - 12:00am What Is New of the New Type of Great Power Relationship
  Presenter: Yawei Liu, China Research Center
12:00am - 2:00pm Lunch Break
Session III Topic: Human Capital and Inequality
2:00pm - 2:30pm Inequality in China: an Overview
  Presenter: John Knight, the Oxford Chinese Economy Programme (OXCEP) at St Edmund Hall of University of Oxford
2:30pm - 3:00pm Wasted Opportunities: Professional women returning to China
  Presenter: Jie Hao, China Studies Centre, the University of Sydney
3:00pm - 3:30pm Talent Management in China
  Presenter: Tony Fang, Chinese Economist Society
3:30pm - 4:00pm Coffee/Tea Break
Session IV Topic: Financial Policy
4:00pm - 4:30pm Central government versus local governments in China: which determinants for cyclicality of the fiscal policy
  Presenter: Mary-Francoise Renard, l'IDREC (Institut de Recherche sur l'Economie de la Chine) au CERDI
4:30pm - 5:00pm The challenge of containing local government debt: fiscal decentralization and public investment management in China
  Presenter: Christine Wong, The Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies at University of Melbourne
5:00pm - 5:30pm Financial Repression and Real Exchange Rate
  Presenter: Xun Wang, Stockholm China Economic Research Institute
5:30pm - 6:00pm Innovative Financing, Value Chain Development, and Poverty Alleviation in China: the Tale of Two Poverty Counties
  Presenter: Enjiang Cheng, The Centre for Strategic Economic Studies at Victoria University
6:00pm - 8:00pm Reception at Quanjude
April 21  
Session I Topic: Political Economy
8:30am - 9:00am Meritocracy and Economic Growth in China
  Presenter: Yang Yao, National School of Development, Peking University
9:00am - 9:30am Institutional Breakthrough? China's New Approach to Political and Economic System Reform after the Third Plenum 2013
  Presenter: Margot Schueller, The GIGA Institute of Asian Studies
9:30am - 10:00am China's Political Economy and Political Science
  Presenter: Kellee S Tsai, The Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
10:00am - 10:30am Coffee/Tea Break
Session II Topic: Social Changes I
10:30am - 11:00am Perceptions of Democracy among Intellectuals in Contemporary China: Evidence from Study on Political Scientists in Beijing and Shanghai
  Presenter: Jung-nam Lee, Center for Chinese Studies, Asiatic Research Institute, Korea University
11:00am - 11:30am New Media, Public Opinion and Social Change in China: A Reflection
  Presenter: CHAN Joseph Man, the Universities Service Centre for China Studies
11:30am - 12:00am Generational Shift in Chinese Public's Social and Political Values
  Presenter: Zhengxu Wang, School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, University of Nottingham
12:00am - 2:00pm Lunch meeting to discuss the chapter of the association
Session III Topic: Social Changes II
2:00pm - 2:30pm Social Challenges of Urbanization in China 1978-2014
  Presenter: Flemming Christiansen, Institute of East Asian Studies (IN-EAST) of the University of Duisburg-Essen
2:30pm - 3:00pm Natural Disaster Governance and China's Changing Society C Steps Forward and Backward?
  Presenter: Lauri Paltemaa, Centre for East Asian Studies at Unversity of Turku
3:00pm - 3:30pm Prospering from a Purge: the Role of "Counterrevolutionary Splittists" in Mao's Power Strategy
  Presenter: Victor Shih, 21st Century China Program, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at University of California at San Diego
3:30pm - 4:00pm Coffee/Tea Break
Session IV Topic: Perspectives of China Studies
4:00pm - 4:30pm Urban China and China Studies
  Presenter: Carolyn Cartier, China Research Centre, University of Technology Sydney
4:30pm - 5:00pm China Studies in Korea: Challenges and Prospects
  Presenter: Young-Rok Cheong, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National Unviersity (GSIS)
5:00pm - 5:30pm Building A Spatial Research Infrastructure for China Studies
  Presenter: Shuming Bao, China Data Center, University of Michigan
5:30pm - 6:00pm Closing remarks and announcement on future activities by John Knight


ICCS: http://iccs.nsd.edu.cn/

St Edmund Hall: http://www.seh.ox.ac.uk/