Asian Network for the Study of Local China (ANSLoC)

13th Annual Workshop

Date: May 3-6, 2018

Organized by Tsinghua University

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Program for the 13th ANSLoC Workshop (2018)

Tsinghua University, May 3-6, 2018


May 3: Foreign participants Arrive

May 4: Full-Day Workshop (specific venue to be listed later)



Workshop (on May 4)


09:00-09:15 – Registration

09:15-09:30 – Welcoming Remarks by Lan XUE/Xufeng ZHU (Tsinghua University)

-      Opening Remarks for the 13th ANSLoC Workshop by Jae Ho CHUNG (Seoul National University)

-      Group Photo Session


Session One (09:30-12:30)

Moderated by Tse-kang LENG (Academia Sinica)


?Local Innovations of Consultative Democracy since the 18th CCP Congress: Democratization amidst Authoritarian Resilience???o:p>

By Phil Hsu (National Taiwan University)

Designated Discussant: Xufeng ZHU (Tsinghua University)



?Quo Vadis? The Fate of the ?Provinces-Directly-Ruling-Counties??Policy in China"

 By Jae Ho (Seoul National University)

 Designated Discussant: Phil Hsu (National Taiwan University)




?The Evaluation Research on the Status of Regional Cooperation Effect in China??o:p>

By Long YANG (Nankai University)

Designated Discussant: Ciqi MEI (Tsinghua University)



12:30-14:00 – Lunch (lunch box)


Session Two (14:00-17:30)

moderated by Xufeng ZHU (Tsinghua University)


?Intemperate Investment, Deep Debt, and Persistent Poverty: The Impact of Guizhou?s Fixed Asset Investment on the Poor??o:p>

By John Donaldson (Singapore Management University)

Designated Discussant: Liming Suo (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China)


15:00-15:15 – coffee break



??/span>A Fifth Column? Local Environmental Protection Bureau amid Central Environmental Protection Inspection in China??o:p>

By Ciqi MEI (Tsinghua University)


Designated Discussant: John Donaldson



?Cooperative Intention, Risk and Partner Selection in Inter-Local Collaboration: A Study of Pan-Pearl River Delta??o:p>

By Liming SUO (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China)

Designated Discussant: Tse-kang LENG (Academia Sinica)



?Regional Experimentations of Health Insurances for Rural and Urban Residents??o:p>

By Xufeng ZHU (Tsinghua University)

Designated Discussant: Yuan YAO (Nanjing University)



18:15-18:30 – Concluding Remarks



Format: Each session is for 60 minutes, starting with the author?s presentation of key arguments for up to 15 minutes, immediately followed by 10-15 minutes?? discussion by the designated commentator and the rest for free discussions. The Moderators will keep the time very strictly (a time-keeping assistant may be needed). Lunch boxes will be provided at the venue of the workshop to save time. And, hopefully, coffee and refreshments can be there for consumption throughout the day.


May 5: Fun Day

(detailed timelines to be listed later)


May 6: Foreign participants depart



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