CHINA’S GLOBAL IMPACT
ECONOMICS - CULTURE - POLITICSCONFERENCE AT UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY, FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, MARCH 23-25, 2012
The conference brought together experts in macroeconomics, in Chinese culture and Chinese political science, presenting their findings regarding the dimensions (descriptive and comparative approaches) and reasons (interpretative and historical approaches) of China’s impact on the world today.
Description: As China emerges as the new economical powerhouse and claims its voice as a new political superpower next to the United States, the relation between the U.S. and China wavers between admiration and rivalry. In the emerging new world order, the perception by common people of these two powers is driven by emotions. This situation is similar to the West’s cold war concept of the “communist enemy” or the “capitalist enemy” and the strategies of deterrence, appeasement and detainment. The U.S. and China are emotionally perceived with fear or admiration both in their respective countries and abroad. Interdisciplinary scientific scholarship attempts to objectify the discussion by examining the dimensions and exploring the reasons for these tensions.
The conference is organized by a committee chaired by Martin Woesler, a UVU associate professor of Chinese studies and one of the conference’s expert speakers, and presented in conjunction with the College of Humanities & Social Sciences, the Interdisciplinary Studies Program, and the Confucius Institute at the University of Utah, with many speakers joining from the Woodbury School of Business.
Call for papers and description
(no extensions, if not ready, send draft, but keep deadline)
- Jan 29 Call for papers sent out: additional speakers needed!
- Feb 27 abstracts (150 words), c.v. (100 words), c.v. (1 page), photo
- Mar 12 paper drafts due (for presentation of 20 minutes, i.e. approx. 7 pages without footnotes and references), discussants start write discussant notes
- Mar 12-20 continuous review feedback
- Mar 20 discussants’ notes due
- Mar 23-24 conference
- Mar 25 hiking excursion to nearby mountains
- Apr 30 final papers due, 2nd review process with continuous feedback to contributors
- May 31 submission of revised papers for proceedings
- Jul 31 proceedings
Friday, March 23, 2012
I China’s Economic Impact
8:45-10:15 Panel 1: Shifting perspectives: Innovation and Know-how transfer, India, and Sudan
- Stefan Messmann (Budapest, Hungary): China and India in comparison - Questioning the sustainability of China as the world’s economic engine
- Dr. Hussein Mohammed (Obied, Sudan): China’s Economic Impact on Sudan, Africa, and the World Today
- David McArthur (Orem, USA): Inside China’s “Growth Engine:” How international technology transfer is done and how it changes people, firms, and countries
10:30 – 12:00 Panel 2: Case studies of a medium sized Western enterprises and the need to become Chinese
- Susan Hui XU (Tianjin, China): The Relationship among Perceived International Risk, International Experience and International Performance - An Empirical Study Based On International Enterprises from China
- Lisa CHENG (SLC, Utah): We have to become more Chinese to be successful with and in China - Introducing key principles of Chinese Culture
- Paolo Do (London, UK): The Knowledge economy with Chinese characteristics [read by Lukas Danner]
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 – 2:30 Panel 3: China and the US - Economical comparisons and the US media view on China
- Jingdong Liang (Orem, USA): Understanding China through understanding Chinese: The quality of U.S. correspondents in China
- Jonathan H. Westover (Orem, USA): Comparative Worker Attitudes and Human Capital Leadership Strategies in the US and China
2:30 – 2:45 Break
II China’s Cultural Impact
2:45 – 4:15 Panel 4: Invisioning China: Sinologists in transition and the international Perception of the Chinese Film
- Kirk Larsen (Provo, USA): Can China’s history shed any light on its current and future regional and global status?
- Greg Lewis (Ogden, Utah): Chinese cinema and the West: Historical perspectives [not yet confirmed]
Saturday, March 24, 2012
II China’s Cultural Impact
8:30-10:00 Panel 5: The world speaks Chinese - China’s Softpower, Cultural Melting-Pots, and Dual Immersion Programs
- Martin Woesler (Orem, USA): China’s softpower impact in the US and Europe - Attractiveness as a key component
- Yuanyuan Fang (Florida, USA): China’s soft power in the 21st century
10:15 – 11:45 Panel 6: Comparative writers’ fates and the global validity of Chinese poetry asthetics
- Li GUO (Logan, Utah): Two worlds, one soul: Comparing the life narratives about interwar Ding Ling and Simona de Beauvoir
- Fusheng Wu (SLC, Utah): The need for Chinese poetry in our globalized world, with a focus on Tao Qian
11:45 – 12:45 Lunch Break
III China’s Political Impact
12:45 – 1:45 Panel 7: Economic power with political impact - the undemocratic consequences of the "Beijing consensus" and intellectual discourses
- Guoguang Wu (Victoria, Canada): How China uses its economic power to impact industrial democracies in terms of human rights (including religious freedom) in the West
- Dennis Farnsworth (Orem, Utah)
1:45 – 2:00 Break
2:00 – 2:30 Panel 8: Chinese Nationalism and China's political relations in Asia and the world
- Ivan Willis Rasmussen (Medford, USA): Chinese nationalism and the potential for Northeast Asian regional integration
- Eric Hyer (Provo, Utah): The influence of Chinese perceptions of the US on US-China relations - Global impact of Chinese foreign policy and international relations and conflicts
2:30 – 2:45 Break
2:45 – 4:00 Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion: China’s impact on world economy, politics and culture
confirmed participants so far: Lisa CHENG, Dennis Farnsworth, Li GUO, Eric Hyer, Kirk Larsen, Stefan Messmann, David McArthur, Martin Woesler, Fusheng WU, Guoguang WU, Susan Hui XU
4:00 – 4:15 Final Remarks, official end of conference
Sunday, March 25, 2012
9:00 – 9:30 Breakfast
9:30 – 1:00 pm Hiking excursion to nearby mountain
afternoon Individual return, airport shuttle service
Section I: China’s Economic Impact
► China and India in comparison – Questioning the sustainability of China as the world’s economic engine
Stefan Messmann (Budapest, Hungary)
In the 21st century, the competition for the position of the most powerful economic nation of the world will be carried out between China and India. Since the end of the Mao era in China in 1976, China introduced serious political, economic and legal reforms resulting in substantial economic growth and relative wealth of the Chinese population. Thus, in 1980 the average income of a Chinese was half of that of an Indian. Today, China has overtaken, by far, her Indian competitor: the average per capita income in China today is more than $7,500 p.a. and thus doubles the average Indian income. China is estimated to reach about 18% of the world GDP in the next 5-10 years, India only 6%. Chinese population is stagnating at around 1.3 billion, India’s population being roughly 700 million in 1980, reaches 1.2 billion today. By 2020 there will probably be more Indians than Chinese. The advantage of India could lie in her population growth, but it could also be a hitch for her further development. While in China sees 8 to 10 million well-educated newcomers on the labor market every year, in India there are more than 13 million new workers (tendency increasing) and their education is still rather poor. Furthermore, in India the privatization of inefficient state owned enterprises is slow, the legal system unreformed, the poverty increasing, the economic growth lagging behind of that of China’s and the still existing cast system continues to be disadvantageous to the country’s further economic growth. These are the indications of the sustainability of the Chinese advantage (in comparison to India) in the coming years .
► China’s Economic Impact on Sudan, Africa, and the World Today
Dr. Hussein Mohammed (Obied, Sudan)
To identify China’s economic impact in the world today, multi-research-methods (historic, descriptive, analytical comparative and case study), should be applied. Since the new China emerged in 1949 a Transformation process took place. It ranged from the People’s Commune (1956) to the integrated agro-industry schemes of today. In tracing the diverse strand of Chinese economic impact the main value creation made by the commune and agro-industries projects and the terms of trade between the agriculture and the industry will be proven. Moreover, the economic influence of China in Asia, Africa, the Arab world and Latin America will be investigated. Furthermore, a comparative study between American and Chinese economy today, covering the area of fear, rival and admiration will be held. The results of a case study of three Chinese factories will be presented. The role of China as a lender of the last resort and how it re-shaping the world (BRICS, IMF and WB) will be examined.
► Inside China’s “Growth Engine:” How international technology transfer is done and how it changes people, firms, and countries
David N. McArthur (Orem, USA)
Since the opening of the Chinese market in the 1980s, Western companies have moved their production technology to subsidiaries and controlled joint venture partners in China. On the heels of successful offshoring, many of these companies now understand themselves as international firms, who move production technology within their international network of subsidiaries, rather than as manufacturers (as they had previously). In general, when talking about the Chinese economical miracle, one neglects the role of the international firms, which have initiated a one-way know-how transfer and now profit from their exports from China and the emerging Chinese market. The main value creation in China is still done by these international firms. As they direct their direct foreign investment into their Chinese subsidiaries they change the capabilities of workers, teams, subsidiaries, and Chinese competitors. What will happen, when another region becomes the new hotspot for Foreign Direct Investments? What role do different units in their networks play, and how do they interact? How do managers perceive their units' roles, act out their perceptions, and manage disagreement and change in unit roles? How does the cultural environment influence these units? These questions will be answered with a focus on China.
► Analysis on Impact of Marketing Dynamic Capabilities of the Chinese International Enterprise Huawei against the Value of Stakeholders
Susan Hui Xu (Tianjin, China)
► Understanding China through understanding Chinese: The quality of U.S. correspondents in China
Jingdong Liang (Orem, Utah)
Marketing dynamic capabilities is not only the organizational resources to obtain, and maintain, competitive advantage when the enterprise faces turbulent environment, but also an important foundation for value creation, and thus has a positive impact on the value network of stakeholders. In this study, based on the marketing dynamic capabilities theory and value of stakeholder theory, the paper uses the single case study approach. The Chinese company Huawei is the study object. The main line of the study is the relation between value creation and marketing dynamic capabilities which are embeded in core business processes-product development management, supply chain management and customer relationship management. From the perspective of the three management processes, the paper identifies the value creation characteristic. This is helpful for exploring the marketing dynamic capabilities’ impact against stakeholders’ value.
The quality of U.S. correspondents in China Who are those reporting back to the American people from China? 1. The historical view. The first wave of U.S. foreign correspondents went to China in the 1930s. These people were idealists. Many were just out of college. The U.S. just came out of the Great Depression in 1929, and job opportunities for them were hard to find in the U.S. They went to the Far East in Asia out of curiosity. They were ill-prepared, did not speak the language and had little knowledge of the land and people.
They were lucky, and the time was right for reporters. The Japanese first annexed Northeast China in 1931, and invaded China proper in 1937. There were a lot to report and write about. The major U.S. media did not have personnel on the ground. It gave these Americans a chance to flourish. Many started from stringers and progressed to major voices, and eventually became China experts.
When the Chinese Communists won the Civil War against the Chinese Nationalists in 1949, the U.S.-China relationship broke up. The first generation of China hands was out of favor and out of job. 2. The new era. China reopened to foreign media in 1979. Jim Larie of ABC News started the first bureau in Beijing, and many others followed.
What school attainment do they have? All of them have higher education. The majority of them are graduates of reputable universities. More than 50 percent of them have graduate degrees.
What do they major in school? Most of them designed their career paths early and selected their majors accordingly. They majored in China-related subjects and international relations.
What is their family background? The overwhelming majority of them are from educated, managerial families. Foreign correspondence is an elite professor.
Do they speak Chinese? About half of them speak fluent Chinese. Many of them attended Chinese universities. Some speak difficulties. With the language tool, they can conduct interviews and report on their own research and observation. Without it, they have to rely on assistance.
► Comparative Worker Attitudes and Human Capital Leadership Strategies in the US and China
Jonathan H. Westover (Orem, Utah)
Effective Human Resource Management (HRM) is essential to providing increased value to all organizational stakeholders and enhancing an organization’s strategic competitive advantage. This requires a broad awareness and understanding of a wide variety of psychological, economic, organizational, and social concepts, issues and cross-cultural/global phenomena. Furthermore, “globalization" represents a wide range of complex processes in our modern world and these processes have wide sweeping impacts on the international political economy, international capitalism, and the ability for organizations of all types to gain and maintain a competitive advantage by successfully competing in an increasingly global economy. Furthermore, increasing "globalization" over the past several decades has changed the dynamics of an increasingly international labor force, how organizations compete for this labor, their internal labor dynamics, and ultimately how they do business. Moreover, in this increasingly hyper-competitive and shifting global marketplace, with the emergence of the technology and service-oriented knowledge organization, firms are fighting to stay lean and flexible in an effort to satisfy increasingly diverse and specialized consumer demand around the world, requiring enhanced levels of organizational flexibility and innovation. Within such a dynamic globalized context, firms must continually ask themselves (1) how to maximize the human capital potential of workers to enhance their ability to perform and add value in a hyper-intensive competitive global marketplace, and (2) how the organization can effectively foster a continuous learning and innovation culture, thus enabling them to train the rising generation of knowledge workers with the knowledge, skills, and the ability to perform and add value in a hyper-intensive competitive global marketplace. This presentation will explore these questions as they relate to the comparative work contexts of the U.S. and China, with a focus on comparative worker attitudes and human capital leadership strategies.
► We have to become more Chinese to be successful with and in China - Introducing key principles of Chinese Culture
Lisa CHENG (SLC, Utah)
To be successful with and in China, Western businessmen must be willing to learn from China and inhale core principles of Chinese culture. “Guanxi”, meaning relationships, is the key to successful business in China. Guanxi has 5 major components:
- Trust: Before any business can be done you must establish trust. Not defined by contacts, before contact, personal time together, personal and social network
- Friendship: Won’t do business without trust of friendship, extends to family, extends to business associates.
- Privacy: Sharing of personal information, communications techniques, Mian Zi (Face) giving, saving and losing
- Gifts: Local province customs, knowing culture value system, value of gift is relevant, associated with respect.
- Food: conduit for business, variety of food for hospitality, food does not, “get in the way of business”, home invite for food, “first step”
Section II: China’s Cultural Impact
► Can China’s history shed any light on its current and future regional and global status?
Kirk Larsen (Provo, USA)
An examination of China from the perspective of 50, 150, and 500 years in the past reveals some striking parallels to today’s China as well as some illuminating differences.
► Two worlds, one soul: Comparing the life narratives about interwar Ding Ling and Simona de Beauvoir
Li GUO (SLC, USA)
The historical affinities between Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) and Ding Ling (1904-1986) could be dated to the inter-war era, when both passionately denounced traditional gender roles and searched for new socio-democratic spaces. This paper, tracing the two fore-running women’s lives in their autobiographical works, hopes to draw fresh reserves of strengths from their personal stories for a salient understanding of transnational feminist discourse. Beauvoir, renouncing her religious faith, dedicated herself to individualistic liberation from contesting emotional, cultural and political boundaries. Ding Ling, after breaking away from her arranged marriage, submerged her personal identity into the revolutionary course of the collective in the May Fourth period. These authors’ memoirs present women striving to achieve identity and self-knowledge, drawing the readers’ attention to the ever evolving question of the personal and the collective, and the contingent necessity of self-sacrifice when women were challenged by the crises of love, relationship and personal courses in tumultuous socio-historical circumstances.
► The Relationship among Perceived International Risk, International Experience and International Performance - An Empirical Study Based On International Enterprises from China
Susan Hui Xu (Tianjin, China)
As the indicator for the degree of achieving specific organizational goals (Kast and Rosenzweig, 1979), performance is the basis for enterprises to make for further strategic planning. For the international enterprises in emerging markets, heterogeneity of the international market environment, and the lack of historical information increases the difficulty of achieving business goals. Therefore, based on the concept of perceived international risk, adopting the moderator variable and the mediating variable, this study proposed a integrated research framework and integrated the mechanism among perceived international risk and international performance. The results show that there is a significant negative relationship between perceived international risk and international performance; except the direct influence, perceived international risk has an indirect influence on international performance through entry mode, namely, entry mode works as a mediating variable between perceived international risk and international performance; the influence on the international performance from perceived international risk is moderated by international experience, the regression coefficient between perceived internatinonal risk and international perforamcne is the quadratic function of international experience.
Section III: China’s Political Impact
► China’s softpower impact in the US and Europe - Attractiveness as a key component
Martin Woesler (Orem, Utah)
In recent language immersion programs many U.S. and European students attend half of their courses in Chinese, although statistics reveal Chinese takes 1.6 times longer to master than a Western language. There is no direct domination of Chinese, parents choose it voluntarily to offer their children better job opportunities in a China-dominated global economy. China profits from know-how transfer in university partnerships and joint ventures. It invests a fortune sending teachers overseas and granting funds for over 500 dependent Confucius Institutes, which differ from Goethe Institutes in criticism and dependency. With the U.S. rise to power, its culture became appealing. English, fast food, prolific U.S. films and a range of popular culture congested the world. Today, popularized elements of Chinese culture - Kung-fu, eating with chopsticks, esoteric interpretation of yin and yang, the decorative use of Chinese characters etc. – fascinate as exotic. Being so distant from Western culture, can Chinese culture become dominant? Does the cultural flow from Europe to China reverse? Is all this a threat to the West?
► China's soft power in the 21st century
Yuanyuan Fang (Florida, USA)
China’s soft power emerged on the global political stage accompanied with a brisk growth of its hard power. With the rapid growth of China’s economic and military ability, China’s threat to the current balance of power, especially to the United States, has become a hot topic in the 21st century. To respond to “China Threat” accounts and China containment policy, Chinese fourth generation Communist Party leaders started to emphasize the term, “Chinese peaceful rise” as a way to establish a peaceful environment for China’s long-term development in the mid-21st century. In the past a few years, China has made a noticeable effort of promoting its soft power abroad in order to win people’s minds and hearts. This paper notes that China’s soft power is mainly derived from three dimensions: culture, economy and foreign policy. This paper argues that soft power is a key strategy for China to ensure its long-term rise in the current global context.
► The need for Chinese poetry in our globalized world, with a focus on Tao Qian
Fusheng Wu (SLC, Utah)
In this globalized world nearly everything is becoming standardized, and the pressure on us to conform to various standards and expectations are immense. In this context, Tao Yuanming's poetry, with its message of non-conformity, individual integrity and freedom, may offer some lessons to us on how to lead a meaningful, balanced life of one's own choice, instead of following blindly the norms of a society that is increasingly becoming impersonal. Professor Wu will introduce 归园田居（一）.
English translation: Stephen Owen, Anthology of Chinese Literature, p. 316
Bilingual version: Zong-qi Cai, ed., How to Read Chinese Poetry: A Guided Reader, pp. 122-23
► Chinese Cinema and the West: Historical Perspectives (Abstract)
Greg Lewis (Ogden, Utah)
Contact between Chinese cinema and the West dates back nearly one hundred years. Shanghai’s International Settlement provided a haven for many Western investors, who opened numerous theaters and distribution outlets beginning in the early 1920s. The United States, in particular, spurred China’s domestic industrial cinematic development. The vigorous two decades-long competition that ensued between Hollywood and China’s “Big Three” film companies sandwiched two “golden ages” of film-making between the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945). However, a cultural deep freeze followed the Communist Revolution in China and the Korean War, during which time Chinese cinema pursued Soviet-style socialist realism along with its own form of revolutionary romanticism. Since the resumption of Sino-American diplomatic relations in 1979, Hollywood has again resumed its place as the most influential external element affecting China’s domestic film industry.
► China’s Rise and Its Global Implications in Human Security
Guoguang Wu (Victoria, Canada)
As China’s rise has drawn global attention for a variety of reasons and from a variety of contending prospects, the study of how it is related to human security has so far been underdeveloped in the spheres of both scholarship and policy. Most publications on the topic are still devoted to security within the traditional concepts emphasizing the state-centered approaches and geopolitical implications. This paper highlights the significance of “human security” issues such as environmental degradation, climate change, food safety, and pandemic disease in China’s connections with the rest of the world, and argues that in this regard both Chin and the world face huge challenges due to the economic rise of China. It will review the conceptual development of “human security,” summarize the challenges China presents to human security, discuss how these challenges affect China’s relations with other nations, and analyze why the Chinese state, which has been powerful and effective to promote national economic development and to protect its “traditional security” and even “non-traditional security” in the domains like economy and finance, is impotent to cope with human security challenges.
Dennis Farnsworth (Orem, Utah)
China is an ancient civilization of massive territory and massive population. Historically, it has been the hegemonic power of its region, and potentially a formidable power throughout the earth. If and when China becomes a superpower that development should be viewed as a re-attainment of its previous world position rather than an anomaly. With the fastest-growing markets of any major country on earth, China is an exciting place to do business, and many nations are seeking a share of the China market. Transnational corporations headquartered in the U.S., such as Motorola are cultivating the Chinese market. Already, a U.S.-based transnational corporation – Wal-Mart - does billions of dollars of business every year in China. Joint ventures involving entrepreneurs from China and the U.S. already thrive. Foreign businessmen and women need to be wary of the pitfalls of doing business in China: the instability of some Chinese financial institutions, the shrewdness of Chinese as negotiators, etc. Losing the ascendancy: destroying the navy during the Mind Dynasty, etc. To call China a superpower at this point is to speak futuristically. John F. Kennedy in 1963 and Organski in 1968 both did that. JFK in 1963 said that we had more to fear from the Chinese than from the Soviets. Presumably, he was speaking from the standpoint of military strength and power. Kennedy’s pronouncement, if based on the facts of 1968 was absurd. In 1963 the USSR had many divisions arrayed along the border with China and China itself was still backward, squalid and poor. So obviously, Kennedy was speaking as a visionary. As for Organski: he said that perhaps not in the 20th century, but sometime in the 21st Century, China would become the mightiest power on earth.” If and when that happens, should it be viewed as an historical anomaly or the re-attainment of its previous position of power? China, in any case, is in the process of regaining the greatness of the past. “Beyond those barriers was ‘barbarism’, a perception that of course strengthened the sense of their unique superiority.” p. 3 of Murphey, 5th edition. Read in Confucius and select appropriate references. Rice diffused from Vietnam, while corn, peanuts, and tomatoes diffused from the western hemisphere, suggests contact with other civilizations during the Mind Dynasty. One exception was China’s invasion of Vietnam in 1979.
► Chinese nationalism and the potential for Northeast Asian regional integration
Ivan Willis Rasmussen (Medford, Massachusetts)
Along with the Middle East and South Asia, Northeast Asia remains one of the least integrated regions. The benefits of integration are significant: Economic success through regional projects can be seen in Europe with the EU, Southeast Asia with ASEAN, and even in the emerging African efforts with the AU. Trade barriers and social tensions have been mitigated, even erased with these efforts even though progress was not inevitable. Longstanding historical conflicts are typically cited as explanation for ‘stunted’ Northeast Asian integration along with a limited level of bilateral normalization of relations (Rozman). Despite the limits and challenges of cooperation leading to integration, the potential exists in several formal and informal mechanisms such as the Six Party Talks and Free Trade Agreements between China, South Korea, and Japan. Framed as a ‘win-win’ for all states involved, integration offers the possibility of increasing the already strong Northeast Asian economic dynamism (Kühnhardt). At the center of any regional project would be China; the historical legacy of the Chinese tribute system as a form of regional economic interaction complicates any project. Additionally, the modern manifestation of Chinese nationalism acts as an obstacle to integration. The following study will examine the potential for Northeast Asian regional integration in the context of increasing Chinese nationalism and shifting Chinese foreign policy. The author will argue that while nationalism does create several salient obstacles for integration, economic jingoism in China could be harnessed as a tool that invigorates public support for regional efforts.
► The influence of Chinese perception of the US on US-China relations
Eric Hyer (Provo, Utah)
Global strategic interests, as was the case during the cold war, no longer provide a solid foundation for U.S.-China relations. Yet Chinese leaders clearly realize that it serves Beijing's interests to have a good relationship with Washington to facilitate addressing conflicts and differences in a productive manner. China's relations with the U.S are Beijing's most important bilateral relationship in the world. Over the past several decades, China's policy toward Washington have expanded from a limited focus on Taiwan to become more all-encompassing including most major policy issues facing the world such as the global recession, nuclear proliferation, climate change, global pandemics, and China's role as the United States' largest creditor. Nevertheless, Beijing remains wary of U.S. motivations and intentions. Among Chinese, resentment of what is viewed as an American effort to "contain China" is openly expressed. But cooperation with the U.S. is critical for China's broader relationship with the rest of the world, especially the security and stability of the East Asian region. Three models are helpful when analyzing China's perceptions of the U.S. The "neorealist" model, the "neoliberal institutionalist" model and the "domestic politics" model. Each of these three models is based upon a particular paradigm of international relations and offers a different explanation of China's perceptions of the U.S.
► The Knowledge economy with Chinese characteristics
Paolo Do (London, UK)
The changes in the higher education of China are taking hold at a breakneck pace. The Middle Kingdom represents a new global ‘geopolitical dispositive’ able to attract human capital; a new destination for skilled manpower thus drafting a world order spatially dispersed and globally integrated. The emerging of this new geography is parallel to the multiplication of asymmetries and displacement managed by knowledge production. The increasingly transnationalization of higher education in China, the growing mobility of Chinese students and the rising R&D laboratories able to shift from ‘made in China’ to ‘create in China’ are affecting the same idea of globalization: a new set of interactions and fluxes between non-localizable connections is rising. Starting from China, an original management of populations and governance of knowledge production is raising at the global scale, within original indistinction between regimes of education, labour and migration.
► Foreign exchange governance in China
Gaëlle Brillant (Paris, France)
China’s foreign exchanges (FX) reserves fast accumulation1 has become a big challenge for the Chinese authorities and is perceived as a huge threat in the United States : some experts are underlying the risks of non commercially based investments (Summers, 2007) which could be used as a geopolitical weapon. According to Kirshner (2009), changes in FX reserves management practices actually present more serious geopolitical challenges than does the emergence of Sovereign Wealth Funds. In order to highlight the management shifts in practices, the paper will study the reasons and impacts of China Investment Corporation’s creation and try to explain why a sovereign wealth fund is currently the linchpin of China’s financial system. This question will be explored through an exploratory and a qualitative analysis. The data collected will be completed with interviews.
► Chinese workers, MNCs, and the Western end consumer: The case of Foxconn
Lukas Danner (Miami, Florida)
I will look at the dimension of Multinational Corporations operating in China and the impact in today's world. I will take the company Foxconn as an example for this. I plan to look at the rise of this globally playing company with headquarters in Taiwan, the extent of the multinational nature of this particular company, the reception of it in U.S., English-language Chinese and German media, and the recent topicality related with it. I will look more closely at the impact on China’s workforce, but also on the workforce of Foxconn in other countries where the firm operates plants. And, last but not least, the impact it has on the U.S.-American company Apple and perhaps its reputation, even, through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). I will try to highlight the positive side of job creation made by Foxconn within China, but I will also have to examine the negative side associated with Foxconn, i.e. the suicide reports and underage employment which have been raised in Western media recently. The impact that Foxconn makes on our lives can be said to be transported through its products, like game consoles, tablets, computers or smartphones, but since the latest media coverage, surely also an emotional impact of Western compassion with its employees, and perhaps a rude awakening as to the extent of globalization and its impact on Chinese workers and us. I will go about this in a descriptive manner with the analysis of American, English-language Chinese and German print and internet media.
DR. MARTIN WOESLER
organizing committee chair
Address: Utah Valley University, 800 W University Parkway, Orem, UT 84058-5999, phone (o) +1 (801) 863-5195, fax (o) +1 (801) 863-6256, email@example.com, http://research.uvu.edu/woesler/
- Associate Professor of Chinese Studies, Dept. of Languages, MS 167; Utah Valley University, Orem UT, USA
- Director of “International Postgraduate School of Humanities” network, Utah Valley University, Orem UT, USA
- Professor of Intercultural Communication, Chair of Chinese Studies, University of Applied Languages, Munich, Germany
- Ph.D. in Chinese Studies from Bochum University, Germany in 1998
- M.A. Bochum University, Germany in 1995, B.A. in 1992, majors: Chinese Studies, German Literature, minors: East Asian Politics, Linguistics and Comparative Literature
- 1990-1992 Study at Peking University, Dept. of Chinese Language & Literature, Peking, China
past positions / past work
- 2010-2011 Visiting scholar at Harvard University, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Cambridge MA
- 2007- Chair of Chinese Studies, tenured professor of intercultural communication with the University of Applied Languages Munich, full professorship awarded by the Ministry of Science, State of Bavaria/Germany
- 2004-2007 Assistant Professor of Chinese at Witten/Herdecke University, Germany, head of “China College”
- 2001-2003 Research Associate and Teaching Fellow at Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany.
- In 2000 Assistant Professor, one-year position, Academy of Euro-Asian Economy and Culture in Achern, Germany
Utah Valley University since 2011; Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China 2010; University of Applied Languages, Munich, Germany 2007-2010; University of International Business and Economics, Peking, China in 2006-2007; Nanking University, Nanking, China 2005-2007; Witten/Herdecke University Witten, Germany 2004-2007; Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany 1998-2003; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA 1998-1999; Ruhr University Bochum, Germany 1996-1999.
1998 Ph.D.: The Chinese Essay - Authors of the 20th century, Ruhr University Bochum, published 1998 1995 M.A.: Modern Chinese Essays: The author Wang Meng, Ruhr University Bochum, published 1998
20 monographs, 80 scripts in Chinese Studies. Most of them are about premodern, modern and contemporary Chinese culture and literature. 25 text books about teaching Chinese as a foreign language. Several articles about literature and culture in peer reviewed US journals, German journals and anthologies, and in Chinese journals.
monographs and scripts in English
1. Comparing Chinese and German culture, Bochum 2006, book series Comparative Cultural Sciences vol. 2 2. A new model of intercultural communication – critically reviewing, combining and further developing the basic models of Permutter, Yoshikawa, Hall, Hofstede, Thomas, Hallpike, and the social-constructivism, Bochum 2006, book series Comparative Cultural Sciences vol. 1 3. Harvard lecture on the 20th century Chinese essay, Bochum 3rd ed. 2006, book series Scripta Sinica vol. 4 4. Yale lecture on the 20th century Chinese essay, Bochum 2nd ed. 2005, ISBN 9783899661026, 58 pp., book series Scripta Sinica vol. 3
text books (Chinese-English)
5. The Chinese Essay in the 20th Century, Bochum, The University Press Bochum, 2000, 496 (xlii, 205, 229) pp., ISBN 3-934453-14-7, China Science, Bd 2, ISSN 1616-1556, incl. 42 essays with their English translation, and an introduction to the genre with texts from Lu Xun, Zhou Zuoren, Xu Dishan, Yu Dafu, Zu Ziqing, Bing Xin, Ba Jin etc.
monographs in German
6. Chinese cultic literature 2008/2009 - authors, works, trends, Munich 2009, 127 pp., book series Sinica vol. 25 7. Chinese contemporary literature - authors, works, trends – A snap-shot 2007/2008, Munich 2008, 267 pp. 8. Timeless Chinese poetry from the beginnings to the “China avant-garde”, Bochum 4th ed. 2007, 72 pp. 9. The history of the Chinese essay, Bochum, 2nd ed. 2009, xiii, 900 pp. 10. My Essays are my ‘Longing for Freedom’ - Wang Meng, Former Minister of Culture, as Essayist in the Period 1948-1992, ix, 394 pp, Frankfurt / Main, Peter Lang Press 1998 11. Political Literature in China 1991-92 - Wang Meng's 'Reform of Breakfast Habits'. A Translation of the Story “Hard Porridge” and the Documentation of an Absurd Debate, Bochum 2nd ed. 2003, 252 pp., book series Sinica vol. 13 12. Valuation criteria for literature – The Dream of the Red Chamber as the most important Chinese novel, Bochum 3rd ed. 2006, 66 pp., book series Scripta Sinica vol. 7 13. The film makers of China, Bochum 2004.6, 52 pp. , book series Scripta Sinica 9
14. European Journal of Sinology (co-edited with Stefan Messmann/Budapest, Hungary, Luigi Moccia/Rome, Italy) 15. Bulletin of the German China Association (co-edited with Gregor Paul/Karlsruhe, Germany)
16. Chinese Literature in translation – Proceedings of the conference at the University of Applied Languages Munich 2009/6/27, Munich 2009, 164 pp. 17. Law and justice in China. Festschrift in honor of Konrad Wegmann’s 75th anniversary, Munich: 2007, 251 pp. 18. Zhang Junhua, Martin Woesler eds., China’s digital dream. The impact of the Internet on Chinese society, The University Press Bochum 2002.10, 274 pp., ISBN 3-934453-90-2, China Science & Scholarship 5 19. The Modern Chinese Literary Essay - Defining the Chinese Self in the 20th Century - Conference Proceedings, Bochum, The University Press Bochum, 2000, 327 S., ISBN 3-934453-15-5, China Science, vol. 3, ISSN 1616-1556
edited book series [partly in German]
20. 漢學論壇 Sinica (ISSN 1613-6187, 30 vols.) 21. 漢學論文 Scripta Sinica (ISSN 1614-3663, 55 vols., some published in the 3rd edition) 22. Comparative Cultural Science (co-edited with Matthias Kettner, 8 vols.) 23. Suggestive Papers (ISSN 1439-5215, 7 vols.)
grants, honors, research, teaching
- Sciences-po University, College of political sciences, Paris, France, PhD candidate since September 2010, Field of study: political economics: The Chinese financial system
- HEI-HEP , Institute of political and international studies, Paris, France
- Master degree, February 2010, International administration studies
- INALCO, Institute of Oriental civilization and language, Paris, France
- Master degree, June 2008, Chinese language and civilization, International trade
- BLCU, Beijing Language and Civilization University, Beijing (2006)
- Revue d’Economie Financière (Financial Economics Review) : “Chinese Banking System : Between State Control and International Norms” (June 2011)
- China Analysis/ECFR n°27: “Towards a low-carbon economy?” (2010)
- China Analysis/ECFR n°28: “ Is the reduction of Chinese trade surplus a long term evolution?”(2010)
- GAB Consulting (self employed) : creation in December2011
- Academic research for business strategies
- SWIELD Advisory and Services (2011- 2012), Consultant: Due diligence (trade and strategy), Independant Business Review, Business organization and performance (enhancing strategies)
- Teaching Assistant (2010 -2011), Sciences-po University, Paris, France, ASIA CENTRE (2010)
- Internship : project manager assistant
- Reporters Without Borders (Internship )(2005)
Lisa Cheng is President of the Utah Asian Chamber of Commerce. She originates from Hefei, China. She received her international business degree in China at Anhui University and worked as an international trader for more than seven years. She is also graduated from the University of Utah with a major in Finance. She has been successfully providing financial guidance and banking services to the Utah Asian community for more than 7 years at First Utah Bank as Vice President / International Marketing Manager. Her marketing focus over the past few years has been on China, from the perspective of American business development and the local Utah Asian community.
As a respected and leading member of the Utah Asian community, Lisa has always made herself available to her clients for their financial needs, business development requirements, international relations, business networking goals, and international project development. She is a founding member of the Utah Asian Chamber of Commerce, working in conjunction with other business groups to help Chamber members do business and connect to other countries.
She is currently engaged in multiple projects with U.S. and Chinese businesses, their projects covering a wide range of manufacturing and new technology placement. In 2010 Ms. Cheng served as President of the Chinese Association of Science and Technology, CAST, and in 2012 she became President of the Utah Asian Chamber of Commerce.
- Doctorand at Florida International University (Miami, Florida), 2011-Present
- PhD Program in International Relations Major field: Comparative Area Studies Minor field: Foreign Policy & Security Studies
- Graduate Teaching Assistant Scholarship, Florida Int'l University
- M.A. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (Munich, Germany), 2005-2011, Major: Sinology Minors: American Cultural Studies & Int'l Law, MA Thesis: Social Organization of the U.S.-huaqiao during Free Immigration (1848-1882)
- Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU; Beijing, P.R. China), 2007-2008 Intensive Chinese Language Training
- Partial Scholarship of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
- Comparative Area Studies; East Asian Foreign Policies; U.S.-China Relations; International Political Economy; Cultural Dimension of Foreign Policies
- Graduate Teaching Assistant, Florida Int'l University (Miami, Florida), 2011-Present
- Intern, Consulate General of the United States of America (Munich, Germany), 2011-2011
- Intern, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany (Seoul, Republic of Korea), 2010-2010
- Student Assistant, Siemens AG (Munich, Germany), 2009-2010
Paolo Do is a PhD candidate at the Business and Management School of Queen Mary University of London, Great Britain.
He works on the changes in higher education in China.
In 2010, he published the book "The Heel of the Dragon, Cognitive Capitalism and Struggles in China" in Italian ("Il tallone del drago"). He participated in several conferences and talks about China’s economy and its political transformation. His research interests include the political economy of knowledge, strategic management and the new international division of labour.
PhD candidate at Florida International University majoring in International Relations. Her research interests rest in U.S.-China relations, soft power, conflict management, cultural politics and political psychology. In 2009, Yuanyuan Fang came to the United States from China, when “China’s Threat” accounts were fairly prevailing in the U.S. Having known the domestic anxiety about the future of China, she has been looking for ways of decreasing the gap between U.S.'s understanding of China and China's own plan for its development. Her master thesis topic is China’s soft power in the 21st century: a comparative study, in which she compares China's soft power strategy with that of America and Japan. Soft power is a very interesting and important concept and she believes it will become increasingly essential in world politics.
- PhD candidate at Florida International University, Present
- Major: International Relations Major field: Foreign Policy Minor field: Area Studies
- MA Florida International University, 2011, Major: Asian Studies Concentration: International Relations, MA Thesis: China’s Exercise of Soft Power: A Comparative Study
- Ritsumeken University Jun, 2010 – Aug, 2010, Program: Summer Study Abroad Program
- BA Beijing Language and Culture University, 2009, Major: English, BA Thesis: An Empirical Study of the Misuse of a Sense Group of “Support” and “Against”
- Curtin Technology University 2007 - 2008, Program: Exchange Program
- U.S.-China Relations; Foreign Policy; Soft Power; Conflict Management; Cultural Politics; Political Psychology
- 2012-Present: Graduate Assistant Scholarship, FIU
- 2011: FIU Award for outstanding academic achievement
- 2010: Fu Foundation Scholarship
- 2009 - 2011:Teaching Assistant Scholarship FIU
- 2009: BLCU University-Wide Outstanding BS Thesis
- 2008: Education on Emotion Attitude is the Key of Successful Teaching, published in “Study Monthly”, Vol. 9, 2008
- 2008: Social Development Needs to Improve English Writing-Reflects on English Writing Teaching from Its Current Practice, published in “Education Science & Culture Magazine”, Vol. 10, 2008
- 2005 - 2006: Scholarship for Outstanding Accomplishment on Art Performance
F. DENNIS FARNSWORTH, Jr.
Professor Farnsworth has been at UVU since November of 1971, when he began as an adjunct instructor teaching two sections of General Psychology. Since that time, having come from an eclectic academic background, Professor Farnsworth has taught some 33 different courses. Courses he currently teaches include American Heritage, US Economic History, Modern History of East Asia, IR of East Asia, and US Military History.
Professor Farnsworth is Former Founding Director of the UVU Honors Program; former president of the UVU Faculty Senate; co-founder of the current faculty senate, and co-author of its constitution; founder of outcomes assessment; co-founder of Affirmative Action at UVU.
Education: Master of Philosophy degree, Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Utah (2004); Master of Arts degree, International Administration, BYU (1969); Bachelor of Arts degree, Asian Studies, BYU (1966).
Professor Farnsworth is a recognized authority on the history of the People's Liberation Army, the history of the Sino-Soviet dispute, the history of the UVU Honors Program, and the Book of Mormon in Chinese. His specialties in the program that led to his Masters of Philosophy degree include organizational theory and qualitative research.
Teaching and Public-Speaking Specialties: antitrust and regulation in the public interest; Chinese politics; the Chinese Language; Sino-Soviet Affairs; History of the PLA; the Great Depression; the art of teaching; the role of the teacher as a linguistic model; how to develop an honors program; what academic tenure is; how to run a committee.
Honors: Americanism Educational League Essay Coach, whose students have won over $18,000 in prizes from AEL; Sorenson Lifetime Achievement Award, UVU Alumni Association, 2010; Lifetime Service Award, UVU Faculty Senate, 2007; Lifetime achievement Award (Wolverine Achievement Award), UVU, 2006; nominated teacher of the year by department chair, 2001; nominated Teacher of the Year by department chair each year, 1994-1999; nominated for Joseph Katz Award in 1992; Sorensen Award For Outstanding Contribution to the Advancement of the Philosophy and Practice of Cooperative Education, 1991; UEH Speakers Bureau member, 1989-1990; General Studies Teacher of the Year, 1988; Who's Who in Provo, 1980; General Education Teacher of the Year, 1976; honor student, BYU Evening School, Summer 1972.
Authorship: "A Study of Selected Aspects of Propositions #1 and #2, Constitutional Amendments Appearing on the Ballot in Utah During the Election Year 1968" (masters thesis, 1969). "A Study Guide for the Book of Mormon in Chinese" (BYU Lee Library Special Collections Call Number: MSS-SC-1823).
Co-authorship: numerous technical papers for Special Operations Command, 1995-2001, and Defense Intelligence Agency, 1972-1995; "The UVCC Honors Program", Focus, Spring 1989.
Private Sector Experience: Management Trainee, lumber industry, 1969-1971; tax consultant, 1969-1971 (part time); advertiser and public relations representative, realty company, 1969-1971 (part time); subscriptions solicitor, prominent Seattle newspaper, 1969-1971 (part time).
Other: Vietnam-Era draftee who spent his overseas time in the Republic of Korea as part of the US forces' occupation, 1966-1967. Spent 35 1/2 years in uniform, full time and part time combined. Chief Warrant Officer, USAR, 1985-2001; retired from the army in 2001 as Chief Warrant Officer Four; fluent in Chinese Mandarin (developed the Chinese Language program, introduced it into the UVU curriculum and taught Chinese 1010 for two years); developed the Chinese Language program and taught Chinese in an intelligence detachment of the US Army for 10 years; has studied Japanese and Korean.
DR. LI GUO
Assistant Professor of Chinese, Ph.D., Department of Languages, Philosophy and Communication Studies (LPCS), College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Utah State University, Office Phone: 1-435-797-8825, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of Iowa, 2010. Dissertation Title: Tales of Self Empowerment: Reconnoitering Women’s Tanci in Late Imperial and Early Twentieth-Century China. Advisor, Dr. Maureen Robertson 雷麦伦. M.A. English Language and Literature, Peking University. Beijing, China, 2003. Thesis Title: “From Reason to Passion: On Milton’s Paradise Lost.” Advisor, Dr. Shen Hong 沈宏. B.A. English, Shandong University. China, 2000.
Areas of Specialization
Late imperial and early twentieth century Chinese fiction and drama, narrative theory, women and gender studies, film, visuality, folk literature, minority literatures and cultures, psychoanalysis, performance.
Major Awards, Honors, Grants
- National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar Award for College and University Teachers, Shanghai and Berlin: Cultures of Urban Modernism in Interwar China and Germany ($4500), with Professor Russell Berman and Professor Ban Wang, Stanford University, June 27-August 4, 2011.
- Seed Grant, for the development of Study Abroad Program in Mainland China ($3000), Office of Global Engagement at the Utah State University, summer 2010.
- Story in Theory: 2009 Andrew E. Mellon Dissertation Summer Seminar Scholarship.” ($4500) Offered by Professor Garrett Stewart, James O. Freedman Professor of Letters in English, the University of Iowa, November 2008.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
- “The Legacy of Crossdressing in Tanci: On A Histoire of Heroic Women and Men (1905).” Frontiers of Literary Studies in China, 5: 4 (2011), 566-599.
- “Making History Anew: Feminine Melodrama in Eileen Chang’s Love in a Fallen City (1943).” Consciousness, Literature and the Arts (CLA), December 2011. In press.
- “Rethinking Female Voice and the Ideology of Sound: A Study of Stanley Kwan’s Film Center Stage (1992).” Film International, Volume 10, Issue 4, 2012. In press.
Book Project In Progress
- Tales of Empowerment: Reconnoitering Women’s Tanci in Late Imperial and Early Twentieth Century.
- “The Drama of the ‘Child’ in Sally Morgan's My Place" in Chen Zhengfa ed. Looking Back and Forward: Selected Papers of the 8th International Conference of Australian Studies in China. Hefei: Anhui University Press, 2004. 437-453. Invited.
DR. ERIC HYER
DR. KIRK LARSEN
Kirk Larsen is Associate Professor at the History Department of Brigham Young University.
- Ph.D., Harvard University, 2000
- AM, Harvard University, 1994
- B.A. , Brigham Young University, 1992
History of Modern East Asia; East Asian foreign relations; imperialism; History of Korea; contemporary Korean domestic politics and foreign relations
- Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award (students’ selection), History Department, Brigham Young University, 2011
- Bender Teaching Award, The George Washington University, 2007
DR. GREG LEWIS
Professor of Asian and World History, Weber State University.
DR. JINGDONG LIANG
Dr. Jingdong Liang is Associate Professor of Communication in the UVU Communication Department.
How U.S. Correspondents Discover, Uncover, and Cover China: China-Watching Transformed (Chinese Studies, 27), hardcover, 286 pp., Edwin Mellen Press, February 2003, ISBN 9780773469761.
DR. DAVID N MCARTHUR
Address Utah Valley University, Orem, UT 84058, email@example.com, Office phone (801) 863-7144
Position Associate Professor of International Business & Strategy Chair, Department of Management, Woodbury School of Business, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT
Education Ph.D., Business Administration, University of South Carolina, 1998 Major: International Business, Cognate area: Strategic Management • 1999 Richard Farmer Dissertation Award Finalist, Academy of International Business. MA, International & Area Studies, Brigham Young University, 1990, Asian Studies. MBA, Brigham Young University, 1989, International Business and Finance, 1989. BS, Marine Engineering, United States Merchant Marine Academy, 1977.
Current Research Interests International technology transfers within and between firms, the building of organizational knowledge capabilities (esp. technological capabilities); the roles of subsidiaries and managers in the MNE as a network, the diffusion of innovations in international settings, and in the advancing state of the art in international business research methods.
Peer-reviewed Publications appear in • Journal of Marketing Education • International Journal of Applied Philosophy • Complexity and Policy Analysis: Tools and Methods for Designing Robust Policies in a Complex World • Journal of Business Inquiry • Journal of Process Analytic Chemistry • International Journal of Advertising (twice) • Journal of Advertising Research (twice) • Journal of Business Research • R&D Management • International Marketing Review
Peer-reviewed Conference Presentations and Proceedings • 8th World Congress of the Academy for Global Business Advancement • INFORMS Marketing Science Conference • Annual Meeting of the Western Academy of Management, • Mountain Plains Management Conference (twice) • International Workshop on Complexity and Policy Analysis • Academy of International Business Annual Meeting (twice) • Academy of Management Annual Meeting (twice) • American Academy of Advertising Annual Meeting, • Portland International Conference on Technology Management (twice)
DR. STEFAN MESSMANN
Stefan Messmann is Professor of International Business Law at Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary, since 1998, where he is actually head of the Legal Studies Department. He also served as Academic Pro-Rector of CEU between 1999 and 2003.
Professor Messmann was born in Serbia, educated in Germany and Switzerland and is of German nationality.
He obtained his Licence en droit 1970 in Geneva and Doctorat en droit 1978 in Fribourg.
Before joining CEU, he held positions of Senior Legal Counsel with Volkswagen AG in Germany, Deputy General Manager and Commercial Executive with Shanghai Volkswagen in Shanghai, was member of supervisory boards of companies of the Volkswagen group, General Manager for Asia and the CIS with Umformtechnik GmbH, Erfurt, with seat in Shanghai and head of Shanghai Branch Office of Wessing, a German international law firm.
Speaking several languages, Professor Messmann has extensively written and lectured on international joint ventures, as well as on foreign investment, company and contract law in Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia.
In 2006, he received the Dr. Elemér Hantos Prize (http://www.hantosprize.org) for co-editing, with Professor Tibor Tajti, the book “Investing in South Eastern Europe”. He also published, among others, about foot-binding practices and Jews in China.
Within the China-EU School of Law’s Professional Training Committee Professor Messmann is in charge of organizing training programs for European lawyers in China. He is also Co-Editor and a member of the Advisory Board of the European Journal of Sinology.
J. KENT MILLINGTON, DBA
Address 5006 Country Club Drive, Highland, Utah 84003, 801-368-2146, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Experienced senior executive with extensive P&L responsibility and a strong record of building profitable operations in large companies as well as entrepreneurial ventures. International experience having lived in three countries, with substantial experience and networks in Asia (China, Japan, Thailand, Philippines). Specialist in developing new technologies into profitable businesses. Professor of entrepreneurship and finance with excellent teaching skills.
Representative Accomplishments • Built start-up companies to world leaders with profit margins as high as 50%. • Built and managed major operations with sales growing to exceed $500 million. • Developed and managed an important new initiative in technology transfer for one of America’s large national laboratories. • Managed international operations with 300 employees and 4,500 agents. • Successfully introduced new products in markets as diverse as financial services, Internet technologies, and digital forensics. • Received “Outstanding Professor” awards at two universities.
Experience • Business Leader: Twenty-five years of senior level experience, creating and motivating teams to extraordinary achievement with emphasis on building and rapidly expanding profitable operations. Helped build one of the world’s largest Internet companies. Effected the turn-around of an IT company and increased sales by 400% in three years. Extensive international experience, especially in Asia. Served on several Boards of Directors. • Academic Leader: Nine years of full time teaching at the university level, creating entrepreneurship courses and teaching finance and strategy. Taught professional training (CPE) courses for CPAs for over 20 years. Currently teach innovative online MBA courses to students worldwide and serve as Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at University of Science and Technology of China. • Community Leader: Lifelong commitment to service in community and church. Served national small business interests on two committees of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (7 years). Local school board president and member (6 years). Currently serving my fifth year of a six year appointment on Utah Transportation Commission.
Education • Have earned BA, MBA, and DBA degrees. Strong advocate for education.
DR. HUSSEIN MOHAMMED
Dr. Hussein Mohammed since 2009 is Assistant Professor at Kordofan University. He holds an MBA from Kordofan University and has worked as a Development Consultant 2008-2011.
Besides research papers and economic studies, Dr. Suleiman has published the following books:
- Global Financial Crisis
- The Poverty and Rural Development in the Sudan
He is currently working on the following book projects:
- Aftermaths of the Global Economic Crisis in the United States, Europe, and China
- The social-economic and political life of the Hamar Tribe
IVAN WILLIS RASMUSSEN
Address PhD Candidate, Tufts University, the Fletcher School, 160 Packard Avenue, Medford, MA 02155, email email@example.com, phone (859) 421-9232, home address: 160 Packard Avenue, Medford, MA 02155
Education 08/07-present The Fletcher School, Tufts University Medford, MA Doctorate of Philosophy (candidate) Masters of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (May 2009) 09/02-06/06 Princeton University Princeton, NJ A.B., Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Professional Experience 02/10-09/10 On The Ground Coordinator for Duke Engage Abroad Program Zhuhai, PRC DukeEngage and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Duke University 06/08-08/08 Foreign Affairs Rosenthal Fellow Washington, DC U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
Teaching Experience 09/10-present Teaching Assistant, PS 61: Intro to International Relations Medford, MA, Political Science Department, Tufts University 09/09-present TA, Graduate Statistics Course (four semesters) Medford, MA, The Fletcher School, Tufts University 09/10-01/11 TA, Graduate Course on Processes of International Negotiation Medford, MA, The Fletcher School, Tufts University 09/09-01/11 TA, PS 135: Comparative Revolutions (two semesters) Medford, MA, Political Science Department, Tufts University 02/10-05/10 Friend or Foe? Sino-US historic and contemporary relations Medford, MA, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Tufts University
Selected Conferences, Presentations, and Papers 04/11 Association for Asian Studies Conference Honolulu, HI 03/10 “From PLA to MBA: China’s Fifth Generation of Leaders” Hong Kong, PRC 02/10 Columbia University Graduate Conference on East Asia New York City, NY 01/10 “Regional Conflict and Contrasting Nationalisms” Taipei, Taiwan, Chinese Yearbook of International Law and Affairs. (Volume 26, 2008) peer reviewed 06/09 North American Taiwanese Studies Conference Austin, TX 12/08 “Torture in the United States and China” Singapore, Asian Journal of Public Affairs. (Vol. 2, No. 2, Fall 2008) peer reviewed 11/08 Forum for American-Chinese Exchange at Stanford Shanghai, PRC 04/08 Murrow Center Conference on Credible Public Diplomacy Medford, MA
Fellowships and Awards Pacific Forum Young Leaders Program (Center for Strategic and International Studies) Next Generation Grant (Harvard Program on Negotiation / http://www.pon.harvard.edu/) Rosenthal Fellow (U.S. State Department) Academic Fellow (The Institute of Law, Economics, & Politics, Hong Kong / www.instituteleap.org) Dean’s Discretionary Fund for Research (The Fletcher School) Critical Language Scholar (U.S. State Department) Woodrow Wilson School Undergraduate Research Fund Award (Princeton University)
DR. JONATHAN H. WESTOVER
Address: Utah Valley University, 800 W. University Parkway, MS-119, Orem, UT 84058-5999, Office Phone: (01) 801-863-8215; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Home Address: 479 W 2325 N, Lehi, UT, 84043
Position: Assistant Professor of Management, Woodbury School of Business; Director of Academic Service Learning, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT
Education: • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Utah, 2011: Comparative International Sociology: International Political Economy; Sociology of Work and Organizations • Graduate Demography Certificate, University of Utah, 2007: Labor force dynamics • M.S., Sociology, University of Utah, 2007: Work and Organizations Emphasis • Graduate Higher Education Teaching Specialist Certificate; University of Utah, 2007: Adult Learning • MPA, Brigham Young University, 2005: Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior • B.S., Sociology, Brigham Young University, 2003: Research and Analysis Emphasis; Business Management Minor; Korean Language Minor Current Research: Professor Westover’s ongoing research examines issues of globalization, labor transformation, social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, work-quality characteristics, and the determinants of job satisfaction cross-nationally. Over the past 5 years, he has published 28 peer-reviewed scholarly articles in a variety of academic journals (6 more currently submitted and at various stages in the peer-review process), 14 other editorial-reviewed scholarly articles, 6 academic books/texts (2 more forthcoming), 15 book chapters (2 more forthcoming), 16 conference proceedings (1 more forthcoming), and has made more than 70 scholarly and teaching presentations at academic conferences.
Professional Distinction: Professor Westover recently received the prestigious Fulbright Scholar award to be visiting faculty at Belarusian State University (Minsk, Belarus), where he will be teaching in the MBA program in the School of Business and Management of Technology and conducting research and consulting with business and civic groups on human resource development and performance management issues. Additionally, he is a visiting faculty member in the MBA program at the University of Science and Technology of China (Hefei, China).
DR. FUSHENG WU
Director of the Confucius Institute and Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature at the Department of Languages and Literature, University of Utah. He received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Brown University in 1995.
Education: Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Brown University (May 1995): Dissertation: Decadence as Theme and Poetics in Chinese Poetry of the Six Dynasties and Tang Periods M.A., Comparative Literature, Brown University, 1993 M.A., English Literature, Nankai University, Tianjing, P.R.C., 1987 B.A., English, Nankai University, Tianjing, P.R.C., 1984 Professional Career: Lecturer of English, Nankai University, China, 1987-1990 Graduate teaching assistant, Brown University, 1991-95 Assistant professor of Languages and Literature, University of Utah, 1995-2002 Associate professor of Languages and Literature, University of Utah, 2002-09 Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, University of Utah, 2009- Guest professor, College of Literature and Journalism, Sichuan University, China, 2008- Guest professor, College of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Nankai University, 2010 - Director of Confucius Institute at University of Utah, 2007-
- The Poetics of Decadence: Chinese Poetry of Southern Dynasties and Late Tang Periods. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1998; 277 pages.
- Written at Imperial Command: Panegyric Poetry in Early Medieval China. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2008; 289 pages.
- Songs of My Heart: The Lyric Poetry of Ruan Ji, with Graham Hartill. London: Wellsweep Press, 1988; 96 pages.
- The Poems of Ruan Ji, with Graham Hartill, the bilingual edition— translation from classicial Chinese into English and modern Chinese, with a critical introduction. Beijing: Zhonghua Book Company, 2006; 175 pages.
Articles in 2011
- 理雅格的詩經翻譯 （一）(“James Legge’s Translation of the Shi jing, or The Book of Poetry, Part I”), 國際中國文學研究International Journal of Chinese Literary Studies, 1(2011): 306-17.
- 理雅格的離騷翻譯 (“James Legge’s Translation of Li Sao, or Fallen into Trouble”), forthoming in 中國詩學 Chinese Poetics 16 (2011).
- Death and Immortality in Early Medieval Chinese Poetry: Cao Zhi and Ruan Ji,” Chinese Literature, Essays, Articles, and Reviews, 33 (2011): 15-26.
- “The Lyrics of the Chu,” Chapter Two of How to Read Chinese Poetry: A Guided Anthology, edited by Zonh-qi Cai. Columbia University Press, 2007; 20 pages.
1. "Three Ancient Stories," Chinese Literature, 2 (1990), 171—75. 2. “To Cao Biao, The Prince of Baima” by Cao Zhi, with Graham Hartill. Scintilla 3 (1999): 131—34. 3. “Seven Poems by Cao Zhi,” Chinese Literature, Spring 1990, 159—65, with Graham Hartill.
1. "The Transformation of Cai Yan as an Archetype in Chinese Poetry and Painting" by Dore J. Levy, 《 中 外 文 學》 (Chung Wai Literary Monthly), 22 (April 1994), 108—124. 2. 詩 歌 次 序 之 構 建 ﹕枚 舉 （ 賦 ）新 論 (“Construction Sequence: Another Look at fu Enumeration”), by Dore J. Levy. Guoji hanxue 國 際 漢 學 International Sinology (4) 1999: 245—66.
Current research project
A book on English translations of classical Chinese poetry, focusing on James Legge, Herbert Giles, Arthur Waley, and Ezra Pound.
External reviewer for State University of New York Pres, and Chinese Literature, Essays, Articles, and Reviewers.
DR. GUOGUANG WU
Research interests: institutional change, political economy, globalization, elite politics, media and politics, and foreign policy and regional security, with empirical references to China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
Guoguang Wu received his BA from Peking University (1982), MA from the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (1984), and MA and Ph.D. from Princeton University (1995). Before joining UVic in 2004, he was an Associate Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he taught for eight years. His academic honours included a Nieman fellowship at Harvard University (1989-90), a Luce fellowship at Columbia University (1990-91), and a Wang An post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University (1995-96). At UVic he has a joint appointment at both Departments of Political Science and History, and concurrently holds a Chair in China and Asia-Pacific Relations at the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives.
With research interests in political transition from communism, institutional change, political economy, globalization, elite politics, media and politics, and foreign policy and regional security with empirical references to China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, he is author, co-author, and editor of 20 books in English or Chinese (as some are also translated and published in French, Japanese, and Korean); his research articles have appeared in journals such as Asian Survey, China Quarterly, Comparative Political Studies, The Pacific Review, Social Research, and Third World Quarterly. He currently sits on editorial board of six international referee journals on China and Asia studies.
Originally from China, Wu once worked as an editorialist for the People's Daily in Beijing, and participated in political reform of China in the l980s in the capacity of a policy adviser and speechwriter to the national leadership. In the recent decade he was for many times listed by Chinese Internet users as one of “100 Chinese public intellectuals”. He currently sits on editorial boards of several international academic journals, which include China: An International Journal (Singapore), China Perspectives/Perspectives chinoises (Hong Kong/Paris), East Asia: An International Quarterly (Durham, UK), East Asian Policy (Singapore), and International Journal of Politics and Good Governance (Agra, India).
Guoguang Wu is Professor in both Departments of Political Science and History, University of Victoria, Canada, where he concurrently holds the Chair in China and Asia-Pacific Relations. He teaches Asian politics, Chinese politics, Chinese foreign policy, and modern/contemporary Chinese history.
DR. HUI XU
Professor, Doctoral supervisor, Department of Marketing, Business School, Nankai University, Tianjin, China. Currently Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Utah Valley University, phone (1)801-615-9582, E-mail: email@example.com
1. Marketing, 2. International Business Management, 3. Internationalization of Service Enterprises
Ongoing Research Projects (selection)
 Research on the Risk Identification Mechanisms, Measure Indicators, and Mangement Control in the Internationalization Process of Chinese Companies. Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, Grant No. 70572081
 Research on MNES’ Global Strategies (Presided by Zhang Yuli) Supported by the Research Foundation from Ministry of Education of China (Grant No.05JJD630026)
 Research on risk identification and prevention control for Chinese enterprises’ entering international market. Supported by National Philosophy and Social Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 03CJY0117)
Graduate: Marketing, Service Marketing, Market Research and Forecasting; Professional degree: Service Marketing, Public Relationship Marketing; Undergraduate: Marketing, Service Marketing, Business English.
- Xu Hui, Zou Hui-min.Research on the influence of International Risk on International Performance.Journal of Management Science.2010(2):2-10
- Xu Hui, Zou Hui-min,Wang Jian-ming.Risk Identification In Multinational Enterprises In The Context Of International Operating Strategy Transformation. Economic Management Journal.2009(9):142-150
- Hui Xu, Zou Huimin.The Assessment of International Risks from the View of the Decision-maker---Empirical Research Based On Chinese International Enterprises. Journal of Marketing Science.2009,5(2):109-120.
- Xu Hui; Zou Hui-min; Shan Feng-ling.Research on the Influencing Factors of Foreign Investment in the Producer Service Industry of China---From the Perspectives of Industrial Interaction and Systematic View. Economic Survey,2009(5):39-43.
- Xu Hui, Wan Yiqian,Pei Degui, A study on risk perception and risk identification in the internationalization process of Chinese hi-tech enterprises----A case study of Huawei Technologies, Management World, 2008(4):140-149
- Xu Hui,A Research Of the Service Firms’ Locational Decision of International Investment: Based on the Study of Investment of MNCs to Chinese Service Industry. Economic Survey.2008(3):77-81
- Xu Hui, Han Jinglun, Zhang Jun, Research on Choice of Strategic Mode of Canadian Enterprise Entry into Chinese Market: Based on Dynamic Interaction between FSAs and CSAs.Journal of International Economics and Trade Research,2007(8):40-44
- Xu Hui, Risk Identification and Prevention for Export-oriented enterprises’ Expanding International Market: Tianjin Cases. International Trade, 2007, (3):36-40
- Research on International Risk Identification and Control,Science Press,2010.
- Prevention of Firm’s International Risk. Press of Renmin University of China.2010
- Risk Management in International Business, University of International Business and Economics Press, 2006
- Speeding up Internationalization-Strategies for Developing the International Markets, Tianjin University Press, 2003
- May 31, 2012 submission of revised papers for proceedings
- Jul 31, 2012 publication of proceedings
Monlyn Yi HU, Sam Y. LIANG, Jingdong LIANG, David McArthur, Kent Millington, Mark Olson, Jon Westover, Martin Woesler (committee chair), Susan Hui XU, Alex Guofang YUAN