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China Studies Program

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April 2014

“Reforestation and the Role of Meadows in Preserving Biodiversity in China”

Tuesday April 22, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 3:30 – 4:30pm
Anderson Hall Room 223

Professor Steven Harrell

SEFS Seminar Series; Anthropology

For more information contact Karl Wirsing

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May 2014

Andrew L. Markus Memorial Lecture - Transplanting Buddhism on the Korean Peninsula

Tuesday May 13, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Walker-Ames Room (Kane 225)

Robert Buswell, Professor of Buddhist Studies at UCLA

Asian Languages & Literature


Robert E. Buswell Jr., Distinguished Professor of Buddhist Studies in the UCLA Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, is the Irving and Jean Stone Chair in Humanities at UCLA, and the founding director of the university’s Center for Buddhist Studies and Center for Korean Studies. From 2009-2011, he served concurrently as founding director of the Dongguk Institute for Buddhist Studies Research (Pulgyo Haksurwon) at Dongguk University in Seoul, Korea. Buswell has published fifteen books and some forty articles on various aspects of the Chinese, Korean, and Indian traditions of Buddhism, as well as on Korean religions more broadly.

This lectureship was established in memory of Andrew L. Markus, Associate Professor of Japanese Literature at the University of Washington from 1986-1995. Established through the generosity of family and friends, this annual lecture honors Professor Markus's contribution to the study of Asian languages and literatures.

The lecture series brings to the University of Washington distinguished scholars in the field of Asian Languages and Literature. The annual lecture is considered the premiere public event sponsored by the department and is the highest honor that the department can bestow on a scholar in the field.

The Markus lecture is free and open to the public. Parking is available.


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Chinese Law Panel Discussion

Thursday May 22, 2014
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Thomson Hall 317

Guiming Wu, Tracy Wu, Yan Sun

China Studies Program


The China Studies Program is hosting a panel discussion with three visiting Chinese lawyers. The presentation and discussion offers students with an interest in Chinese legal issues an opportunity to learn from these legal practitioners experience. Light refreshments will be served.

Guiming Wu is a partner at Kangxin Partners, P.C. in Beijing. He was honored as one of the “Top 30 Chinese Leading Patent Attorney” in 2012 and “Top 10 Beijing Leading Patent Attorney” in 2013. Mr. Wu has successfully handled a large number of patent applications and IP disputes involving patent infringements and patent invalidation for both foreign and domestic clients including Fortune 500 entities. He has authored many articles in both Chinese and international journals, and is a co-author of training textbook for use by SIPO in patent attorney practical skills training and contributed on teaching. Mr. Wu received his BS from Nanchang University and LL.M. degree from China University of Political Science and Law.

Tracy Wu joined the Sandoz China Legal Team in China in August 1, 2011, and was promoted as Legal Counsel/Manager on September 26, 2011. Prior to joining Sandoz, Tracy served as the Legal Counsel at AstraZeneca China where she provided support to the business operation of Sales and Marketing, Commercial and other supporting functions from legal and intellectual property perspective, and was granted AstraZeneca President Award in 2010. Tracy graduated with a Bachelor of Law and Masters of Law from East China University of Political Science and Law in 2002. Tracy is admitted to the Chinese Bar.

Yan Sun is an attorney at Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (Japan), who specializes in cross-border M&A, restructurings, business negotiation, and international trades. He holds a BA in Business Japanese from North China University of Technology and a Juris Master from Peking University Law School. As a UW Visiting Scholar he addresses several critical topics in China regarding M&A, such as whether M&As can improve corporate governance of SOEs and resolve inefficiency problems, and how to design a legal framework that will guarantee fair deals based on accurate valuation of SOE shares.

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East Asian Security Challenges and Japan's New Strategy under Abe

Wednesday May 28, 2014
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Kane Hall 210

Shinichi Kitaoka, National Graduate Institure for Policy Studies

Sponsored by the UW Japan Studies Program and made possible by the Mitsubishi Corporation

For information on details and registration for this event please contact japan@uw.edu

Mitsubishi Corporation Lecture Series 2013-14

Free and open to the public. Registration is appreciated. Go HERE to register for this event.

   Shinichi Kitaoka is a professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, and Executive Director of Research for the Institute for International Policy Studies (IIPS). He is a leading scholar in modern Japanese political and diplomatic history and has published on topics such as security issues, foreign policy, domestic politics, constitutional revision, and the United Nations. He earned degrees from the University of Tokyo (BA 1971, MA 1973, and Ph.D. 1976) and was a visiting fellow at Princeton University (1981-83). Dr. Kitaoka’s activities as a public intellectual include the participation in bilateral talks with the U.S., China (Japan-China 21st Century Friendship Committee), Korea (Japan-Korea Joint Study of History), Germany, India, and Singapore. Currently he is the Chairman of the Japanese scholars in Japan-China Joint Study of History that was established by President Hu Jintao and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in 2006.

Free and open to the public. Registration is appreciated. To register for this event contact JAPAN@UW.EDU


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China Studies Program
East Asia Studies
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195

Madeleine Yue Dong, Chair

Asia Studies Program Coordinator

China Studies Program Coordinator
Curtis Reed