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Eating Bitterness: Stories from the Front Lines of China's Great Urban Migration

Writer and journalist Michelle Loyalka discussed her new book, Eating Bitterness: Stories from the Front Lines of China's Great Urban Migration.

April 25, 2012, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom

Dr. Stephen R. Platt, a 2008-2010 fellow in the National Committee's Public Intellectuals Program, discussed his new book, Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War.

April 2, 2012, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

China's Grassroots NGOs: Comparing Beijing, Yunnan and Guangdong

Anthony J. Spires, associate director of the Centre for Civil Society Studies and assistant professor of sociology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, discusses his survey research comparing local NGOs in Beijing, Yunnan, and Guangdong.

March 13, 2012, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Assignment: China – The Week that Changed the World

Mike Chinoy, senior fellow at USC’s US-China Institute and CNN's former Beijing Bureau Chief and Senior Asia Correspondent, joins Stephen Orlins for a screening and discussion of Assignment: China, a documentary detailing President Nixon's history-making visit to China in February 1972.

March 8, 2012

U.S.-China Military Relations: Challenges and Prospects

Dr. David M. Finkelstein, vice president of CNA, presents an overview of one of the most complex dimensions of the bilateral relationship – U.S.-China military relations – as well as the Pentagon's new focus on Asia.

March 7, 2012, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

The Next Big Question for China: Land

Founder and Chair Emeritus of Landesa Roy Prosterman and real estate law and land use expert Zhu Keliang discuss field survey findings on Chinese farmers’ land rights and upcoming reforms that will affect 700 million Chinese farmers over the course of 2012.

March 6, 2012, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Sustaining China's Economic Growth after the Global Financial Crisis

Peterson Institute scholar (and NCUSCR director) Dr. Nicholas Lardy demystifies China's recent economic policies and the impact they will have on the global financial rebound.

February 27, 2012; 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Luncheon in Honor of Vice President Xi Jinping

The National Committee co-hosted a luncheon for Vice President Xi Jinping. Widely expected to be named China's next president, Xi delivered his only scheduled policy speech of his Washington visit at the luncheon.

February 15, 2012

Human Rights Dialogues in the Year of the Dragon

At the outset of the year of the dragon, the National Committee featured founder and chairman of the Dui Hua Foundation John T. Kamm in a conversation with National Committee President Stephen Orlins.

Date: January 20, 2012

Why Taiwan Matters: Dr. Shelley Rigger

In introducing her latest book, Dr. Shelley Rigger addressed the critical question of why Taiwan is important to the United States, highlighting economic and political breakthroughs and outlining the complexities surrounding Taiwan's domestic politics.

January 18, 2011