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March 21, 2013

China and the Restructuring of International Political Economy


International Conference

China and the Restructuring of International Political Economy

University of Oregon
April 14-15, 2013
Gerlinger Alumni Lounge




Preliminary Conference Program*

*subject to change

Sunday, April 14

9:00 am
Registration and Coffee

9:30 am
Opening Remarks

10:00 am
Keynote Address:  “The Rise of China and Understandings of Global Capitalism” Michael Webber (The University of Melbourne, Australia)

10:45 am
Panel #1: China Sustainability, and Global Environmental Change

“Globalizing Concepts: Ecology, Political Economy, and China,” Luke Bergmann (University of Washington)

“Environmental Impacts of China’s Investments and Trade in Lower Mekong Countries,” Tao Hu (World Resources Institute, USA)

11:45 am
Lunch Break

1:00 pm
Panel #2: China’s Rise and Its Geo-Economic Influence
Panel Chair:  Daniel Buck (University of Oregon)

“China’s New (Dis)Order: The Paradox of a Fragile Superpower,” Jun Zhang (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

“Re-orienting China on the Cross of Historical Path and Global Stage,” Lei Wang (Wuhan University, China)

“Breaking New Ground?  The Micropolitics of China-Central American Development Relations,” Monica DeHart (University of Puget Sound, USA)

2:30 pm
Coffee Break

2:45 pm
Panel #3: Globalization of Chinese Institutions
Panel Chair: Jun Zhang (National University of Singapore)

“The ‘Internationalisation’ of Chinese NGOs: A Dual-Track Process,” Jennifer Hsu (University of Alberta, Canada)

“Explaining China’s Engagement with the World Trade Organization, 2001-2012,” Priyanka Pandit (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)

“Ambiguous States: Confucius Institutes in the American Classroom,” Jennifer Hubbert (Lewis & Clark College, USA)

“Beijing, the Rise of BRICS and the China-India Construct,” Jagannath Panda (Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses, India)

Monday, April 15

 9:00 am
Registration and Coffee

9:15 am
Keynote Address:  “Chairman Mao’s African Railway,” Jamie Monson (Macalester College, USA)

10:00 am 
Coffee Break

10:15 am
Panel #4: The Expansion of Chinese Capital and Labor
Panel Chair: Jennifer Hsu (University of Alberta)

 “The Investment Banking Networks of Bank of China International (Hong Kong)” David R. Meyer (Washington University in St. Louis, USA) “

“China’s Telecommunications Service Sector and Its Implications for World Economy,” Anil Kumar Kanungo (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade [IIFT], India)

“The Circulation of Labor and Capital between China’s Coastal and Interior Regions,” Siyu Cai (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)

“Negotiation of Power Relations between Chinese Investors, their Employees and Customers from West Africa to Southern Africa: Cases from Nigeria and Botswana,” Anthonia Akhidenor (Developmental Research, Edo State Government, Nigeria)

12:15 pm
Lunch Break

1:30 pm
Keynote Address: “China’s Outward FDI: A Geographical Analysis,” Weidong Liu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

2:15 pm 
Panel #5: Cross-border Trade and Transnational Regionalization

“China and North Korean Refugees,” Michimi Muranushi (Gakushuin University, Japan)

“Cross-border Trade and Minority Business in Xinjiang, China,” Tyler Harlan (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)

“Free trade is Not Free: The Geopolitics of China’s Engagement with Mainland Southeast Asia,” Xiaobo Su (University of Oregon, USA)

3:45 pm
Concluding Remarks: Alexander Murphy (University of Oregon, USA)


This event is cosponsored by the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, the Department of Geography, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of International Affairs, the Office of Research, Innovation, and Graduate Education, and the Confucius Institute for Global China Studies.  It is free and open to the public. For more info, please call 541-346-1521.



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Global Oregon Grants 2013

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January 9, 2013

Freeman 2012 Student Experiences

Keep up to date and learn about what some of our current Freeman Fellows are doing!

Hello friends,I thought that you would be interested in following my blog that I
will be keeping this winter while interning for Pathways to
Development, an NGO organization working to to improve the quality of
life of Cambodia’s rural poor through several grassroots programs
focusing on community development, sustainability, and child health
and education. Here is the link: am excited and proud to be learning from and contributing to an
organization that is making a difference in the world. I hope you had
a great holiday season!

Cheers from Phnom Penh,


December 10, 2012

Myung Sup Lim Lecture Series

This lecture series honors the professional and personal legacy of Mr. Myung Sup Lim, founder of Optrontec, Korea’s foremost producer of optical components.  Much as Optrontec endeavors to bring the world into focus with its pioneering optical technologies, this lecture series aims to bring the history and culture of Korea into focus. It has been generously funded by Mr. Myung Sup Lim’s son, Mr. Jee-Youn Lim, who has succeeded his father as CEO of Optrontec. This generous gift will enable CAPS to sponsor lectures by some of the world’s foremost authorities on Korea and will also bring attention to UO’s burgeoning concentration in Korean Studies.

Mr. Myung Sup Lim was a self-made man who believed in the power of education to transform lives. The drive and intelligence that propelled him through his own educational career, and into a position with Samsung Heavy Industries, brought him immediate success. Posted to London early in his career, where he studied international finance, he was named a company director within ten years of joining Samsung. But Mr. Lim had a professional vision of his own that led to the creation of one of the world’s leading optical component companies, Optrontec, in 1989.

Mr. Lim was a family man who, not surprisingly, married a teacher. Together, they raised two children, whose own success attests to the values they instilled. Mr. Myung Sup Lim died (too) young—before he could fulfill his retirement dream of traveling the world with his wife—but he left behind a professional and personal legacy that lives on in this international lecture series.

We owe gratitude to Mr. Jee-Youn Lim for his generosity and to Mr. Myung Sup Lim for the exemplary life that inspired it.

임명섭의 한국학자 강의 시리즈는 대한민국 광전자부품산업의 선두적인 역할을 담당하고 있는 옵트론텍의 창설자 고(故) 임명섭 대표이사의 업적과 개인적인 족적을 기린다. 옵트론텍이 세계 광전자 기술을 선도하는 데 주력하는 것처럼, 임명섭의 한국학자 강의 시리즈도 한국의 역사와 문화를 드높이는 데에 그 목적을 두고 있다. 이 강의 시리즈는 고 임명섭 대표이사의 아들인 임지윤 현(現) 옵트론텍 대표이사의 후원으로 이 년 동안 (2012년-2014년) 운영된다. 이번 임지윤 대표이사의 관대한 지원으로  CAPS는 한국학계 최고 권위자들의 초청 강의를 주관할 수 있게 되었으며 이는 동시에 오리건 대학교내 급증하는 한국학 연구에 대한 관심을 고취시키는 데 큰 기여를 할 수 있게 될 것이다.

임명섭 대표이사는 자수성가한 기업인으로 교육의 힘이 삶의 질을 바꿀 수 있다고 믿는 사람이었다. 그는 뛰어난 총명함과 학구열을 원동력으로 하여 학업을 성공적으로 마친 후 곧 삼성중공업에 입사하게 되며 빠른 성공을 거두게 된다. 입사한 지 얼마 되지 않아 런던 주재원으로 파견 되었고 그 곳에서 그는 국제금융을 전공하게 된다. 삼성에 입사한 지 10년이 채 되지 않아 그는 회사 디렉터로 임명을 받았으나, 임 대표이사 자신의 세계 광전자 기술을 이끄는 회사 중 하나를 설립하겠다는 강한 의지로 1989년에 자회사인 옵트론텍을 창립하게 된다.

임명섭 대표이사는 교사의 아내를 둔 가정적인 남편이었다. 슬하에 두 명의 자녀가 있는데, 이 두 자녀들의 성공적인 삶은 임명섭 대표이사 내외의 철저한 가치관 교육을 방증하고 있다. 임 대표이사는 그의 은퇴의 꿈이었던 아내와의 세계여행을 이루지 못한 채 세상을 떠났지만 그가 이루어 놓은 업적과 개인적인 발자취는 이 국제강의 시리즈 안에 살아 숨쉬게 될 것이다.

CAPS는 임지윤 대표의 아낌없는 후원과 현시대를 살고 있는 우리를 고무시키는 모범적인 삶을 살다가 가신 고 임명섭 대표에게 다시 한번 진심어린 감사를 드린다.

To apply for a Myung Sup Lim Lecture Series, please click here to access the online form.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Past Events


Thursday, May 4, 2017
South Korean Democracy and What It Needs Next Week:
A Digital Rights Activist’s Point of View
Crater Lake North, EMU, 4:00 pm



Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Glossolalia and Cacophony in South Korea
Browsing Room, Knight Library, 4:00 pm





Monday, May 23, 2016
Communication Technologies and Urban Neighborhoods in Seoul
191 Ansett Hall, 4:00 pm





Friday, February 12, 2016
Spartan Creativity:
The Rise of Korea’s Samsung Empire
185 Lillis Hall, 2:00 pm




Traditional Korean Art Religion

Friday, October 16, 2015
Myung Sup Lim Lecture Series
“Traditional Korean Religion and Art in East Asian Perspectives”
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
10:00 am – 5:00 pm



CAPS Lim-Robinson Poster


Monday, October 13, 2014
Lecture: Moral Society and Amoral State: Political/Social Controversies in South Korea
Michael Robinson, Indiana University
McKenzie Hall, Room 375
12:00 pm




Thursday, May 15th, 2014
“The Function of the Constitutional Court of Korea in the Development of Democracy and the Rule of Law”
Ford Alumni Center, Room 403



Friday, May 2, 2014
Korea and Regional Relations
White Lotus Gallery, 767 Willamette St.
4:00 pm





Thursday, May 1, 2014
Korean Cinema Today
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
3:00 pm





Monday, February 10, 2014
The Shifting Images of Korea Through the Lens of National Geographic Since 1890
PLC, Room 159
4:00 pm




Monday, April 8, 2013
Shared Youth Predicaments: Education Notes Among South Korea, Finland, and the US
Gerlinger Lounge
4:00 pm



Monday, February 4, 2013
They Think They’re Normal: Explaining North Korea
Knight Library Browsing Room
3:30 pm



Thursday, May 24, 2012

Dragon King, War, and Esoteric Ritual: Rethinking the Twin Pagodas of Unified Silla (676-935)
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Ford Lecture Hall
4:00 pm



Other Korean Studies Resources at the UO

Korean Language Courses (Levels 1-4, offered through East Asian Languages and Literatures)

Korean Studies Affiliate Faculty


Korean Art Collection at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Knight Library Korean Collection



















November 29, 2012

South Asia Course Offerings

November 27, 2012

Urban Planning in China – Nov 30, 2012

Chinese Urban Planning System and Unique Practices in Chengdu City

The Sustainable Cities Initiative would like to invite you to its first visiting scholar Mr. Peng Tang’s presentation titled “Chinese Urban Planning System and Unique Practices in Chengdu City.”

Peng will talk about urban planning process in China, Chengdu urban-rural integration plan, Chengdu world garden city plan, and Chengdu ecological system plan.

DATE: Friday, November 30th
TIME: 11:30am – 12:30pm
LOCATION: University of Oregon, Hendricks Hall, Room 100

Pizza and soda provided!

SCI China: Visiting Scholars Program

The SCI China visiting scholar program offers opportunities to scholars and practitioners from China to come to Oregon to conduct applied research on planning and design strategies for sustainable urban development. Mr. Peng Tang is the first “graduate” of this program. He spent the past 9 months in Eugene and Portland auditing classes, conducting literature research, and participating in professional activities.

Peng is the Vice President of Chengdu Institute of Planning and Design.  His previous research includes analysis of Chengdu spatial structure, study of the urban and rural form of Chengdu, Chengdu-Chongqing Urban Agglomeration Coordinated Development Planning, and etc.

Peng holds a master degree in Urban Planning and Design from Tsinghua University, two Bachelor degrees in Economic and Urban planning from Peking University.

Think you can make it?

Please RSVP to Hong Wu if you plan to attend.

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