Asia focus

What China's S&T Modernization Means for the U.S.: A Strategic Perspective

The Impressive rise in China's capabilities in science, technology and innovation (STI) raises important questions for the United States and other countries. Chinese progress is rightly seen as providing it with material and intellectual resources to challenge US economic and national security interests. But, after more than four decades of close US-China cooperation in science and technology, it also presents the US with a mixed set of opportunities as well as challenges.

The Business of Reaching Net-Zero Emissions in Asia (Webinar)

Actions from regional and international business communities are essential meeting Asia's nascent net-zero carbon emissions goals. With China, Japan and the Republic of Korea all committing to carbon neutrality by mid-century, and pressure building for developing Asian countries to put forth more ambitious emissions reduction strategies, the region is entering a new era of climate change action.

Duke China-U.S. Summit 2021

Duke China-US Summit 2021 registration is OPEN NOW! Be an early RSVP to secure spots at our exclusive workshops and networking sessions: https://lnkd.in/gavNmbw

Themed "Rebuilding 2021: Shared Struggles in China-U.S. relations", Duke China-US Summit will take place on MAR 20 - MAR 21, consisting of 4 panels, featuring 15 distinguished speakers across industry and discipline:

Panel 1: Culture & Society, featuring Ian Johnson, Shaun Rein, Dr. Minghao Zhao, moderated by Dr. Ken Rogerson

China's Emerging Intellectual Property Edge: Challenges and Opportunities

Over the last several years, China's authorities have taken major steps to improve the Chinese intellectual property (IP) regime. Every major IP law has been amended, new specialized IP courts have been established, IP-related international agreements have been signed, and China's IP offices and litigation dockets have grown astronomically. A number of academic studies show that foreigners generally show that foreigners do well in China's emerging IP environment, including winning lawsuits and obtaining meaningful injunctive relief.

China’s Evolving Innovation Trajectory: From Tech Laggard to Tech Powerhouse

Over the last few years, impressions regarding China's technology capabilities have shifted in a dramatic fashion. As recently as 3-4 years ago, China was seen as a technological laggard, far behind the West in most major categories. The Chinese S&T system faced numerous problems regarding inefficient funding allocation, ineffective use of talent, and mismanagement of intellectual property. There seemed to be an ample cushion between China and the West insofar as the dynamics of global competition were concerned.

CHINA Town Hall: Ray Dalio

Join the Asian/Pacific Studies Institute (APSI) and the Center for Internaitonal & Global Studies (DUCIGS) for a China Town Hall on Tuesday, November 10, at 6:50 p.m. (EST). The first part of the event will consist of a virtual "watch party" for a keynote address from the National Committee on US-China Relations featuring renowned investor, philanthropist, and New York Times best-selling author Ray Dalio for a discussion of today's most important issues, and the critical roles the United States and China play in an era of rapid global change.

Engaging with China's Higher Education Reforms and Opening Up

This talk will provide a detailed overview of China's overall higher education system and provide an analysis of on-going PRC initiatives to enhance the quality and performance of domestic universities, including the role of joint venture universities. It will examine the growing tensions between the stated desire for greater opening up and international cooperation in the education sphere with the desire for Chinese universities to fully embrace the ideas of Xi Jinping and deepen the role of the Party in university affairs.

Gameful Pedagogy in Chinese Language Course Design

As a new approach to course design, Gameful pedagogy "takes inspiration from how good games function, and applies that to the design of learning environments. Gameful design operates in a self-deterministic framework-we want to apply what self-determination theory says about how intrinsic motivation works to build motivating classroom experiences." In this talk, Prof. Qian Liu will discuss how to implement this gameful pedagogy in foreign language courses with her "Business Chinese" and "Media Chinese" courses as examples.

Duke China-U.S. Summit 2020: Beyond 2020

As China-U.S. relations enter a new era of rising tensions, Duke China-U.S. Summit (DCUS) 2020 seeks to engage experts, commentators and professionals across industries to discuss emerging opportunities for China and the U.S. to maintain a constructive relationship. The summit is schedule on Saturday, Feb 29th at Penn Pavilion. Conversations will be centered around the theme of "Beyond 2020: China-U.S. Relations in the New Decade".

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