The 21st ACPS Annual Meeting

Event Date: 
Sat, 2008-10-11

Report on the ACPS Annual Meeting

China after the 17th Party Congress

October 10-12, 2008

We just concluded a successful conference on "China after the 17th Party Congress" from October 11-12, 2008 at Missouri State University, hosted and co-sponsored by Missouri State University Graduate Program in International Affairs and Political Science Department. Please visit the website for more information about the conference. Two books flowing from the conference papers will be published by the Rowman & Littlefield in 2009.

Professor Deng Zhenglai, Dean of Fudan University’s National Institute of Advanced Studies on Social Sciences (IAS-Fudan), and Professor Yang Dali of University of Chicago Department of Political Science are featured keynote speakers. Professor Yang addressed the role of local government in China’s economic transition and development at the opening session where Dr. Frank Einhellig, Dean of Graduate College, delivered a welcome speech.

Professor Deng Zhenglai, a leading scholar of social sciences in China, delivered a featured speech on the current mission of China’s social sciences at the dinner banquet hosted by Missouri State University Professor Dennis Hickey, who is an ACPS board member and the James F. Morris Endowed Professor of Political Science at Missouri State University.  Professor Deng’s most appreciated speech tackled with issues and challenges facing the development of social sciences in China, offered intellectual critiques of multidimensional flaws and deep-seated prejudice in social science inquiry, way of thinking, and academic establishment that have misguided social research and direction, and finally offered his vision of reconstructing social science disciplines and research programs and called for another intellectual revolution in social sciences. His speech was followed by a most spirited and intelligent dialogue between him and audience.

At the conference, Professor Deng was named an honorary member of the Association in recognition of his outstanding and lasting contribution to China’s social sciences. According to the Influence Report in China’s Human Studies and Social Science (2000-2004) published by China’s Social Sciences Publishing House, Prof. Deng Zhenglai is among the top 50 in 6 disciplines out of the total 21 disciplines between 2000 and 2004, including no. 1 in legal science, no. 2 in political science.  ACPS also signed an agreement with Deng’s IAS-Fudan for future institutional collaboration in areas of common interest, and IAS-Fudan becomes an institutional member of ACPS along with other institutions: Peking University Institute of Political Development and Governance, Peking University Center for China Strategic Studies, and San Francisco State University Center for US-China Policy Studies. ACPS welcome the partnership with these institutions and look forward to working with them in accomplishing our common missions.

At the conference, scholars from different areas, United States, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Canada, and Europe, came together to exchange their research and findings on the topics related to the broad theme of the conference, analyze the significance of the changes made at the 17th Congress, and investigate major issues and challenges facing China after the 17th Party Congress, including politics of reform policy, regulatory regime, effective governance, political development and constitutionalism, China’s rise and soft power, foreign relation, foreign policy,  the Cross-Taiwan Strait relations, China and international political economy, China in search of a harmonious society, China’s modernization and the military. People from the Springfield local community and other locations in Missouri also attended the conference. (conference program)

A summary of membership business meeting (October 10th, 2008):

1. Annual report by Dr. Sujian Guo, outgoing president.

2. Elections of new president-elect, new board of directors, faculty best paper award committee and best graduate paper award committee. Dr. Jean-Marc F. Blanchard was elected president-elect. The new board of directors were elected: Drs. Baogang Guo, Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, Dennis Hickey, Sujian Guo, Yang Dali, Yu Yanmin, and Jin Zeng. Faculty best paper award committee:  He Li, Yuchao Zhu, and Gregory Mahoney. Graduate best paper award committee: Jean-Marc Blanchard, Greg Moore, and John Kennedy. Please visit the ACPS website for more information: http://acps.sfsu.edu/

3. Three ACPS awards have been given to three ACPS members, including ACPS Outstanding Service Award to Dr. Sujian Guo, Distinguished Service Awards to Dr. Dennis Hickery and Dr. Jean-Marc Blanchard. 

4. Discussion and approval of a motion on ACPS bylaws amendments: the removal of the advisory committee and the addition of the institutional membership. Please visit the ACPS website for more information: http://acps.sfsu.edu/

The above motions were fully discussed and approved unanimously by members present at the meeting on the 10th of October, 2008.

Respectfully reported by:
Baogang Guo, ACPS President
October 20, 2008

CONFERENCE  PROGRAM

Association of Chinese Political Studies

International Symposium and 21st Annual Meeting

 “China After the 17th Party Congress”

 

Sponsored by

The Graduate Program in
International Affairs,
Political Science Department

MissouriState University

 

October 11-12, 2008

 

Map of China - Ruth Lor Malloy


Welcome! Welcome to Missouri State University and the 21st Annual Meeting of the Association of Chinese Political Studies. We hope that you will enjoy your stay at MSU—a university with over 20,000 students, a state-wide mission in public affairs and a larger presence in China than any other public university in the state. Here is some information that you will find helpful. Ground Transportation: Ground transportation in your home city and in Springfield is not the responsibility of ACPS or MSU. However, a graduate student (Steve Henry) has kindly agreed to shuttle some participants from the airport to the hotel on October 10. The van holds a maximum of 10 passengers and will leave on the hour from 10:00am until 7:00pm. Steve will be standing near the main security check point area of the airport (not the little one for Northwest Airlines) and he will be wearing a MSU t-shirt. His cell number is 417-773-0596. All who depart on Sunday must arrange ground transportation (call front desk for taxi). On Monday, October 13, Steve will begin shuttling people to the airport at 8:00am. He will stop at 5:00pm. Please note that taxis are available to and from the airport and cost around US $20. It would be helpful to provide Mr. Henry with your airline flight information. His email is steve385@missouristate.edu Check-In: Please be sure to register in the Atrium East of the University Plaza Hotel after checking into the hotel. You will be provided with important materials (meal tickets, name badges, etc). Mr. Yiran Zhou is your contact person. Meals: When you check into the hotel, a package will be waiting for you in the Atrium East. That package contains your meal tickets for lunch on Saturday in Blair Shannon Cafeteria, and lunch and dinner in Blair Shannon Cafeteria on Sunday. A breakfast buffet is provided for you in University Plaza Hotel on Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning. You may sign for the breakfast and it will be charged to your room. Please use your own money (cash) for tips—do not put the tip on the room charge. On Saturday evening, we have a dinner in PSU 400 (no meal ticket required). Hotel: MSU will cover three nights hotel. The university will not cover movies, laundry, room service, phone calls, beverages of any kind or meals other than the breakfast buffet. MSU covers only the hotel room charge and your breakfast buffet. No other expenses are covered. Plaster Student Union: PSU is about a ten minute walk from the University Plaza hotel. If the weather permits, we will walk to PSU on Saturday and Sunday morning. A guide will be waiting for you in the lobby of the hotel and we will begin the “long march” to PSU at 8:10am. Please note that the conference meets in different locations within PSU on Saturday (PSU 300) and Sunday (PSU 313). Also, please remember to bring an umbrella! The Tower Club Reception: The Tower Club is located a short walk from the hotel (if you walk out the front door of the hotel and look to your left, you will see a large black towering building called Hammons Tower. The Tower Club is located on the 22nd floor of the building and our reception is from 6:30 until 8:30pm. A buffet is provided. Due to the laws of the state of Missouri, however, guests must purchase their own alcohol beverages. The ACPS business meeting follows. Friday, October 10, 2008 Registration 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm University Plaza Hotel Atrium East 333 John Q. Hammons Parkway Springfield, MO 65806 PH: 417-864-7333 Welcome Reception 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Starlight Room of the Tower Club 22nd Floor, Hammons Tower 901 St. Louis Street Springfield, MO 65806 PH: 417-866-4466 (a short walk from hotel) ACPS Business Meeting 8:00 pm – 9:00pm Starlight Room, Tower Club Saturday, October 11, 2008 Plaster Student Union Room Ballroom East (PSU 300) Opening Plenary Session 8:30 am – 10:00 am 8:30–8:35am Introduction 8:35–9:00am Welcome Speech 9:00–9:45am Keynote Speaker Dali Yang, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago Topic: “The Revenue Imperative and the Role of Local Government in China''s Economic Transition and Development” Coffee Break 9:45 am – 10:00 am First Session 10:00 am – 12:20 pm Panel 1 (10:00 am – 11:10 am) The Politics of Reform Policy after the 17th Party Congress Chair: Jie Chen, professor and chair of Department of Political Science, Old Dominion University Big Ministries: Bureaucracy and the Policy Processes Revisited after the 17th CCP Congress Dr. Zhu Xufeng, Associate Professor, Zhou Enlai School of Government, Nankai University zhuxufeng@nankai.edu.cn The Local Politics of Restructuring State-Owned Enterprises in China Jin Zeng, Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations & Geography Florida International University juliezj@gmail.com Kellee S. Tsai, Professor, Department of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University China’s New Left and Its Impact on Reform He Li, Professor, Department of Political Science, Merrimack College He.Li@merrimack.edu Efficiency without Equity: The Analysis of China’s Public Policy Goals Aticha Suebsawangkul, PhD student, University of Missouri-St. Louis aticha69@yahoo.com Hong Kong’s Democratic Prospects after the 17th CCP Congress Daniel Garrett, ODNI Research Fellow, Center for Strategic Intelligence Research National Defense Intelligence College, Arlington, VA. dan.garrett@yahoo.com Discussant: Sheng Ding, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Bloomsburg University Panel 2 (11:10 am – 12:20 am) The Politics of Regulation in China Chair: He Li, Professor, Department of Political Science, Merrimack College The Politics of Regulation in China Yang, Dali, Professor and Director, East Asian Institute, Singapore daliyang@gmail.com From Taming to Empowering the Regulatory Regime: The New Politics of Regulatory Reform in China Baogang Guo, Associate Professor in the Department of Social Sciences, Dalton State College bguo@daltonstate.edu 转型时期中国劳动关系的政府规制—基于动态合作博弈模型的实证研究 黑启明 Qiming Hei, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Labor Security and Public Policy Studies, College of Public Administration, Zhejiang University qiminghei@hotmail.com 乡镇政府的角色冲突:分析框架与表征诊断 何精华教授,上海师范大学 公共管理系 China’s Media Practices and Regulations after the 17th Party Congress Xi Chen, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Texas, Pan American xichen14@vt.edu Crossing the River by Feeling the Stones? Labor Market Deregulation and Reregulation in China Chia-chen Chou, PhD candidate, Department of Government at Cornell University cc389@cornell.edu Discussant: Dr. Yuchao Zhu, Professor of the Department of Political Science University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada Luncheon 12:20 Noon – 1:30 pm (Blair Shannon Cafeteria—a short walk from PSU) Second Session 1:40 pm – 4:00 pm Panel 3 (1:40 pm – 3:10 pm) Effective Governance in China Chair: Yang, Dali, Professor and Director, East Asian Institute, Singapore A “Trapped Transition” or A “Rising Loadstone”: An Assessment of CCP’s Governance Performance after the 17th CCP Congress Sheng Ding, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Bloomsburg University shengding.research@gmail.com Generalized vs. Particularized Social Capital: Social Capital and Local Governance in Urban China Jie Chen, professor and chair of Department of Political Science, Old Dominion University jchen@odu.edu Effective Governance in Non-Democracies: The Role of Informal Civil Society in Increasing Pluralism and Accountability in China Jessica C. Teets, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Colorado, Boulder Jessica.Teets@Colorado.EDU Why is Xinjiang Still a New Dominion for China? Qian Guo, Professor, Department of Geography, San Francisco State University qguo@sfsu.edu Explaining Evolutionary Institutional Change: Evidence from the News Media in Five Chinese Provinces Orion A. Lewis, University of Colorado Orion.Lewis@Colorado.EDU Bureaucracy Building in East Asian Countries – A Comparative Perspective Lan Hu, Department of Political Science, The Ohio State University hu.169@osu.edu Discussant: John Kennedy, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Kansas Panel 4 (3:10 pm – 4:20 pm) China’s Foreign Policy after the 17th Party Congress Chair: Dr. Yuchao Zhu, Professor of the Department of Political Science University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada The Chinese One World View and Foreign Policy Shiping Hua, associate professor of Political Science and director of Center for Asian Democracy, The University of Louisville shiping.hua@louisville.edu The China World Order: A Dialectical Point of View Josef Gregory Mahoney, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies and East Asian Studies, Grand Valley State University mahoneyg@gvsu.edu China’s Asian Policy in the Early Twenty-first Century: Adjusting to Its Increasing Strength Joseph Y.S. Cheng, Chair Professor of Political Science, City University of Hong Kong rcccrc@cityu.edu.hk Match Words with Deeds?: China and Regionalism in East Asia Enyu ZHANG, Assistant Professor, Department of International Studies, Seattle University ZhangE@seattleu.edu Globalization and China''s Human Rights Foreign Policy Dingding Chen, Visiting assistant professor, Hamilton College ddchen@hamilton.edu Discussant: Greg Moore, Asst. Professor of Political Science, Eckerd College Coffee Break 4:20 pm – 4:40pm Third Session 4:40 pm – 6:00 pm Panel 5 (4:30 pm – 6:00 pm) China’s Foreign Relations: Past, Present and Future Chair: Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, Associate Professor of International Relations,San Francisco State University A Triangle Relationship: China, Russia, and the U.S. over Central Asia Han Lheem, Assistant Professor, Department of Government and History, Fayetteville State University hlheem@uncfsu.edu China and Japan: Nationalisms and “Face Politics” Greg Moore, Asst. Professor of Political Science, Eckerd College mooregj@eckerd.edu Asymmetric Triangle Relations in the post-Cold War Era: South Korea between the U.S. and China Myungsik Ham, Research Fellow of Center for Contemporary International Relations Studies, Jilin University, China myungsikh@gmail.com China-Mideast Relations: An Energy Perspective Dr. Muhamad S. Olimat, Assistant Professor of Middle East Politics, Eckerd College olimatms@eckerd.edu China’s Burden of African Reach Kate Zhou, Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Hawaii katezhou@hawaii.edu Eric Kiss, MA student, Political Science, University of Hawaii ekissod@aol.com Discussant: Joseph Y.S. Cheng, Chair Professor of Political Science, City University of Hong Kong Dinner Banquet 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Speaker: Professor Deng Zhenglai, Fudan University Topic: The Current Mission of China’s Social Sciences Plaster Student Union Room 400 Sunday, October 12, 2008 Plaster Student Union Parliamentary Room (PSU 313) Fourth Session 8:30 am – 10:10 am Panel 6 (8:30 am – 10:10 am) 会议专题 : 中国政治发展三十年的 回顾与展望 Featured Panel: 30 years of China’s Political Development: Retrospect and Prospect 专题主持人 郭苏建 Panel Chair: Sujian Guo, Professor and Director, Department of Political Science and Center for US-China Policy Studies at San Francisco State University 中国改革开放时代的中国人的行动结构 Chinese Behavioral Structure in an Era of China’s Reform and Opening up to the World 邓正来,上海复旦大学 社会科学高等研究院院长、教授 Deng Zhenglai, Dean and Professor, Fudan University Institute for Advanced Study on Social Science, Shanghai, China 中国政治发展与宪政建设 China’s Political Development and Constitutionalism 谢庆奎, 北京大学政府管理学院政治发展与政府管理研究所所长、教授 Xie Qingkui, Director and Professor, Peking University Institute for Political Development and Governance 政治文明的多样性与中国的宪政建设 Diversity of Political Civilization and China’s Constitutionalist Construction 赵保佑, 河南省社会科学院副院长、研究员  Zhao Baoyou, Vice President and Researcher, Henan Academy of Social Sciences 我们如何面对西方政治文明 Political Civilization: How China Meets the West? 丛日云, 北京政法大学政治与政府管理学院教授 Cong Riyun, Professor, School of Political Science and Public Administration, China University of Political Science and Law 政党主导的国家合作模式:1978年以来中国工会的改革 State Corporatist Model Dominated by the CCP: China’s Trade Union Reform since 1978 齐凌云, 上海社会科学院当代中国政治研究中心研究员 Qi Lingyun, Researcher, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences Center for Contemporary Chinese Political Studies 十七大后的中国发展新趋势---透视“后奥运”现象 China’s New Development Trends –A Look into the “Post-Olympic” Phenomenon 周翔,北京大学政府管理学院博士后选人 Zhou Xiang, PhD Candidate, Peking University School of Government and Public Administration 中国新闻媒体功能变化与产业化发展 Functional Changes of China’s Media and Its Industrial Development 崔保国,清华大学新闻传播学院教授、媒介管理研究中心主任 Cui Baoguo, Professor and Director of Center for Media Management Studies, School of Journalism and Communication, Tsinghua University Coffee Break 10:10 am – 10:20 am Fifth Session 10:20 am – 12:10 pm Panel 6 (10:20 am – 11:20 am) China’s Rise and Soft Power Chair: Joseph Y.S. Cheng, Chair Professor of Political Science, City University of Hong Kong China’s Rise: A Comparative Study Jianwei Wang, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point j2wang@uwsp.edu The Beijing Olympic Games: Assessment of China’s Peaceful Rise and Implications for China and the World Wenshan Jia, Ph. D., Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Chapman University jia@chapman.edu The Study of China’s Soft Power in Hu Jintao Era Yu-Nu Lu, Professor, Department of Information & Communication, Ming Chuan University, Taipei, Taiwan yunulu2003@hotmail.com When Soft Power Meets Nationalism: An Analysis of China’s Charm in South Korea Jih-Un Kim, Assistant Professor, Dept of History, Politics & IR, Webster University (St. Louis, MO) kimjih@webster.edu Political Ideology as “Soft Power” Xiu-qin Zhang, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, China zhangxiuqin@hotmail.com Discussant: Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, Associate Professor of International Relations,San Francisco State University Panel 7 (11:20 am – 12:10 am) The Cross-Taiwan Strait Relations Chair: Jianwei Wang, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Cross-Taiwan Strait Relations under Ma Ying-Jeou Administration Dennis Hickey, Professor and Director, Political Science, Missouri State University DennisHickey@MissouriState.edu Regime Type and Decision Making in the Taiwan Strait Yitan Li, Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science, Seattle University yitanli@usc.edu Taiwan’s Defense Budget Battle in the DPP Era: How has the Legislature Thwarted the Defense Spending? Bang Quan Zheng, Asian Studies, University of Michigan bangzheng@gmail.com Discussant: Chung-chian Teng, Professor, Department of Diplomacy, National Chengchi University Luncheon 12:10 Noon – 1:30 pm (Blair Shannon Cafeteria—a short walk from PSU) Sixth Session 2:00 pm – 4:40 pm Panel 8 (2:00 am – 3:30 am) China and International Political Economy Chair: Dennis Hickey, Professor and Director, Political Science, Missouri State University China Faces the Multinationals: AMD and Intel in China Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, Associate Professor of International Relations,San Francisco State University jmfblanc@sfsu.edu China’s Strategic Maneuver in the Acquisition of Oil Resources toward Latin America and Africa Chung-chian Teng, Professor, Department of Diplomacy, National Chengchi University ccteng@nccu.edu.tw What Causes Capital Account Openness in Developing Countries? A Focus on China Lilly Kelan Lu, Political Science Department, University of North Texas lillylu01@gmail.com China’s Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and its Impact on Southeast Asian Economies Aticha Suebsawangkul, PhD student, University of Missouri-St. Louis aticha69@yahoo.com Assessment of the Impact of Foreign Investment in the Post-Hu Generation Chun-Yi Lee, PhD candidate, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham, UK ldxcyl1@nottingham.ac.uk China’s Oil Industry and Energy Security after the 17th National Congress of the CCP Dai Guanhui, Department of Political Science, Miami University, Oxford daiguanhui@gmail.com Discussant: Jih-Un Kim, Assistant Professor, Dept of History, Politics & IR, Webster University, St. Louis, MO. Coffee Break 3:30 pm – 3:50 pm Seventh Session 3:50 pm – 6:15 pm Panel 9 (3:50 pm – 5:30pm) China in Search of a Harmonious Society Chair: Josef Gregory Mahoney, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies and East Asian Studies, Grand Valley State University Norm, Law, China’s Legal Reform and Harmonious Society -The case of Xinfang (Letters and Visits) Dr. Yuchao Zhu, Professor of the Department of Political Science University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada Yuchao.Zhu@uregina.ca Marching toward a Harmonious Society: A Study of Happiness and Governance in Urban China Diqing Lou, Ph.D. Department of Political Science, Texas A&M University stella@politics.tamu.edu Road to Ethnic Harmony: The Case of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Yiran Zhou, Department of Political Science, Missouri State University yiranzhou2002@yahoo.com Harmonious Gender Balance: Identifying the “Missing Girls” in Shaanxi. John Kennedy, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Kansas Shi Yaojiang, Director of the Northwest Socio-economic Development Research Center (NSDRC), Northwest University, Xian kennedy1@ku.edu Politics of Korean Minority''s Migration in Contemporary China: Transformation from Autonomous Diasporas to Non-Autonomous Diasporas Myungsik Ham, Research Fellow of Center for Contemporary International Relations Studies, Jilin University, China Wooyeal Paik, Ph.D. Candidate of Political Science Department, University of California at LA myungsikh@gmail.com Challenges and Policy Choice for Social Stability of China Hui CHEN, associate professor of Political Science, School of Public Administration, Nanjing Normal University chenhui@njnu.edu.cn The Politics of Environmental Conservation and the Conserving of the Political Environment: A study of the Interaction of Politics, Civil Society, and the Environment in China Joshua Su-Ya Wu, PhD student, Department of Political Science, The Ohio State University joshuaswu@gmail.com Discussant: Dr. Zhu Xufeng, Associate Professor, Zhou Enlai School of Government, Nankai University Panel 10 (5:30 pm – 6:15 pm) China’s Modernization and the Military Chair: Baogang Guo, Associate Professor in the Department of Social Sciences, Dalton State College Modernization and Cooperation: Chinese Military after the CCP 17th Congress Xiaobing Li, Director and Professor, Western Pacific Institute, University of Central Oklahoma China’s Military Modernization: Image and Reality *Steve Henry, Political Science Department, Missouri State University The modernization of China military-industrial complex: Trends and Prospects after the 17th CCP Congress Emmanuel Puig, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Laboratoire Communication et Politique CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) Discussant: Joseph Y.S. Cheng, Chair Professor of Political Science, City University of Hong Kong Dinner 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (Blair Shannon Cafeteria—a short walk from PSU) Many thanks to Missouri State University for helping make the Conference possible!