confucius institute


Alumni House
University at Albany
State University of New York
Albany, New York
April 3 - 4, 2017

APRIL 3rd, 2017, MONDAY

8:30 – 9:00	Registration, breakfast

9:00 - 9:30	Welcoming remarks

9:30 - 10:20	Keynote Speech I
                Chair:  Youqin Huang, University at Albany 

		Barry Naughton, University of California, San Diego
		Economic Reform Before and After the 19th Party Congress

10:20 - 10:40   Coffee Break and Group Picture
10:40 - 12:10   Session 1 China in the Global Context 

                Chair:  Cindy Fan, University of California, Los Angeles

                Michael Timberlake, University of Utah
                Chinese Cities in the World-System's City System: 2001-2014

                John Logan, Brown University
                The Regional Dimension of Urbanization: A Comparison of China and the U.S.

                Xuefei Ren, Michigan State University
                Governing the informal: Housing Policies over Informal Settlements in China, India, and Brazil

12:10 - 1:10	Lunch (Alumni House)

1:10 - 2:00     Keynote Speech 2

	        Chair: Zai Liang, University at Albany

                Victor Nee, Cornell University
                The Entrepreneur’s Network, Organizational Form and Firm Performance

2:00 - 3:30     Session 2 Urban Economy

                Chair: Michael Timberlake, University of Utah

                Weiping Wu, Columbia University
                Private Participation in China's Infrastructure
                Wei Xu, University of Lethbridge, Canada
                Dynamic processes of Urban Economic Transformation in Yuhang, Zhejiang

                Tao Hong, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
                Policy Diffusion and Urban Economic Growth in China: A Study on the Perspective of Networks

3:30 - 3:45     Coffee Break

3:45 – 5:15     Session 3  Urban Housing

                Chair: 	Shangyi Zhou, Beijing Normal University, China
                Lili Wei, Lanzhou University, China
                Population Mobility and Housing Price in China

                Tianxin Zhang, Peking University
                Aging People vs. Aging Houses
                Piper Gaubatz, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
                Living an Outdoor life: Housing, Public space and the Elderly in Chinese Cities

5:30		Dinner for presenters

APRIL 4th, 2017, TUESDAY

8:30 – 9:00	Registration and breakfast

9:00 - 10:30	Session 4  Urbanization and Migration

                Chair: Wei Xu, University of Lethbridge, Canada

                Cindy Fan, University of California, Los Angeles
                Split Households and Family Migration in China

                Fubing Su, Vassar College
                Urbanization, Land Taking, and Democratic Regression in China: Evidence from Village Elections

                Shangyi Zhou, Beijing Normal University, China
                The Perspective of Consumer Behavior Theory: A Case Study of an ‘Ant Tribe’ Community in Beijing

10:30 - 10:45	Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:15	Session 5 Urban Sustainability

                Chair: Steve Massner, University at Albany 

                Xiaoling Zhang, City University of Hong Kong
                Facing Backward: Theory and Policy in China's 'Sustainable Urbanization' In the Context of Post-financial Crisis 

                Siqi Zheng, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
                Evaluating Major Urban and Sustainability Policies in China

		Lijuan Si, Lanzhou University
                Study on Evaluation of the Green Development Index in Ecologically Fragile Area of China

12:15 - 1:30	Lunch 

3:00 - 4:30     Confucius Institute Board meeting

6:00		Dinner for presenters