China-US Dialogue Lecture Series & Chinese Culture Talk Series

1. China-Us Dialogue Lecture Series:

PUSHBACK: The China Challenge

  • Speaker: Dr. Robert Sutter, George Washington University
  • Discussants: Prof. Don Hellmann and Prof. David Bachman, Jackson School of International Studies, UW
  • Date: Monday, November 19th, 4-6 pm
  • Venue: William H. Gates Hall Room 138
  • RSVP is required:
    • The event is free and open to the public

About the event:

Is a new Cold War between China and the United States becoming the reality? Under the Trump Administration, China-U.S. relations is deteriorating at a rapid rate. Recent policies and behaviors on both sides have created an enormously destructive dynamics in the relationship. It is time for us to reevaluate some of the heated debates in both countries’ policy arena today: Are Chinese and American national interests fundamentally incompatible? How did China-U.S. relations get to the current mode of confrontation?

About the speaker:

Robert Sutter is a Professor of Practice of International Affairs at the Elliott School of George Washington University. Sutter’s government career (1968-2001) focused on Asian and Pacific affairs and US foreign policy. He was the Director of the Foreign Affairs and National Defense Division of the Congressional Research Service, the National Intelligence Officer for East Asia at the US National Intelligence Council, the China Division Director at the Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, and professional staff member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

2. Chinese Culture Talk Series:

What Happen to Those Aggressive Women in Early China? – A Covered History of Chinese Women with Agency

  • Speaker: Dr. Xiucai Zheng
  • Date: Monday, November 19, 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Venue: East Asian Library, Rm 2M (3rd Floor, Gowen Hall)
  • The event is free and open to the public

About the Event:

What’s the common stereotype of Chinese women in your mind? Based on early China texts, Dr. Zheng will present a very different image of women living 2,400 years ago. These stories were rewritten to deprive women of aggressive roles in family and in public affairs with the rise of patriarchy to its full from under the Han Dynasty (206BC-220 AD). Dr. Zheng will also share how she draws strength and comfort from these powerful historical heroines.


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