Dr. Henry A. Kissinger and Dr. Tom Gold
China on the Road to Rejuvenation: Challenges to the U.S.
Tuesday, October 18 – 6:30 Doors open / 7-9 p.m.
Kennedy Auditorium, Conaton Learning Commons
China’s emergence as a global player and potential partner with the U.S. ensures that the Sino-American relationship will directly impact the lives of us all. To help us understand this complex relationship, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations will conduct the 10th annual CHINA Town Hall, a national day of programming on China involving about 70 cities throughout the United States. We will participate in a live webcast discussion from 7-8 p.m. with former Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger, moderated by National Committee President Stephen Orlins.
At 8 p.m., Dr. Thomas B. Gold will be with us in person. A 1966 Walnut Hills graduate, Dr. Gold is professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley.
He began his study of Chinese at Oberlin College and received his M.A. and PhD from Harvard. He was part of the first group of government-sponsored American exchange students to go to China, studying at Fudan University from 1979-80. Subjects of his publications range widely, including youth, guanxi (关系), popular culture, private business, microfinance, laid-off (下岗) workers, civil society, social change in Taiwan, and cross-Strait relations. He serves on the board of the Asia Society/Northern California and has served on the board of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. In 2012 he returned to Fudan to teach in the University of California Education Abroad Program. Dr. Gold will discuss China’s “Road to Rejuvenation” and how it presents challenges to the U.S., as well as opportunities.
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