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SFSU to host international symposium on China transition and ascension



Matt Itelson
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Press Release published by the Office of Public Affairs & Publications


World's top China scholars to attend Association of Chinese Political Studies conference

SAN FRANCISCO, July 14, 2005 -- The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at San Francisco State University will host an international symposium of the Association of Chinese Political Studies (ACPS) on July 30 and 31. The symposium will focus on China's reform, development, transition, ascension and global impact at a time when the country's economy continues to grow rapidly and receives widespread media attention.

About 60 of the world's top China scholars are scheduled to attend, including keynote speaker Lynn T. White III, professor of politics and international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. Faculty from the United States, Canada, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and Australia will attend.

"China's reform and development over the last two decades have made enormous impacts on the political, economic and cultural lives of the Chinese people as well as on the rest of the world," said Sujian Guo, SFSU associate professor of political science and ACPS president-elect. "China's transition and ascension could have a significant impact on the relationship between China and the United States in the 21st century."

Guo, who serves as editor of the Journal of Chinese Political Science, added that China's transition and rise have become the major themes in China studies across all academic disciplines.

The conference will also address major questions related to domestic politics, economics, state-society relations, the military, Taiwan Strait relations, and foreign policy and relations as well as problems and challenges, domestic and global implications, and continuity and change.

All events for the symposium will be held at the Towers Conference Center, located at 750 Font Blvd. on the SFSU campus in San Francisco.

The symposium is sponsored by the SFSU College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Graduate Program in International Studies at Old Dominion University, SFSU Chinese American Faculty and Staff Association, and Sing Tao Daily.

ACPS is a scholarly association founded in 1986 by Chinese scholars and students in the United States to facilitate academic and cultural exchanges among China scholars and promote understanding of Chinese politics and society among academic communities and their related communities. For more information about ACPS, visit its Web site at:

One of the largest campuses in the California State University system, SFSU was founded in 1899 and today is a highly diverse, comprehensive, public, urban university.


NOTE: Media are welcome to attend the conference. For directions to the SFSU Towers Conference center, visit: Conference Driving directions.htm

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