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The Long Institute

Distinguished Lecture

by James Fallows

Is it Time to Reassess Our Relationship
with China?

James Fallows
Monday, February 1, 2016
2:30–4:00 p.m.

UC Irvine School of Law, EDU 1111 (Directions)

The John S. and Marilyn Long U.S.-China Institute is honored to welcome James Fallows, renowned writer and commentator on public radio, to present the 2016 John S. and Marilyn Long Institute Distinguished Lecture.

Mr. Fallows has written 10 books, including two about China, Postcards from Tomorrow Square and China Airborne. For the past two years, he and his wife Deborah Fallows (author of Dreaming in Chinese) have been reporting about smaller-town America in their American Futures series. Mr. Fallows is originally from Southern California, and studied American history at Harvard and economics at Oxford, and was chief speechwriter for President Carter in the White House. More about James Fallows »

In his talk, Mr. Fallows will discuss China under Xi Jinping and considerations for the future. For more than 40 years, U.S. policy toward China has been built on the assumption that interaction and cooperation were the best route forward for both countries. Has the slowdown in the Chinese economy, the showdowns in the South China Sea, the crackdown on Chinese dissent, and the crackup in American politics changed that calculation on either side?  Read more »

This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP online »

Questions? Contact Jack Hsu by email or phone: (949) 824-8851

To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact
Amanda Hudson at or (949) 824-5601

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The Long Institute Lecture Series on
Chinese Law,
Business and Society

The Long Institute Lecture Series on Chinese Law, Business and Society is organized by the UCI Long US-China Institute. The series offers presentations of state-of-the-art research on how law, business and society interact in China or in relation to China. The series provides a platform for learning and discussing how legal institutions in the world’s largest legal system and second largest economy shape and are shaped by market and social forces.

2015-16 Lecture Schedule

November 5 Jonas Nahm Renewable Futures and Industrial Legacies: Wind and Solar Energy in China, Germany, and the United States
December 3 Kwai Ng China’s Grassroots Courts: A Sociological Perspective
Jan. 20, 2016 Aaron Halegua Protecting the Rights of Chinese Workers: Emerging Legal Issues and Evolving Avenues for Redress
Jan. 21, 2016 Timothy Cheek China’s Directed Public Sphere: Origins and Rejuvenation
Feb. 1, 2016 James Fallows Annual Long Institute Distinguished Lecture
Feb. 11, 2016 Guo Zhiyuan Implementation of Exclusionary Rule in China: Challenges and Possible Solutions
Feb. 25, 2016 Xuegang Zhou Spatial Mobility in the Chinese bureaucracy: Evidence and Implications for China’s Governance
March 9, 2016 Susan Shirk Personalism and Institutionalization in PRC Politics
April 14, 2016 Minxin Pei Collusive Corruption