The 19th Party Congress and the Future of the Chinese Communist Party

Conference/Symposium | November 13 | 8:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  IEAS Fifth Floor Conference Room | Note change in time

 1995 University Avenue, room 510A, Berkeley, CA 94704-2318

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), People's University (Beijing, China), Shandong University (Jinan, China), Institute of East Asian Studies

The Communist Party of China held its 19th Party Congress in October 2017. Aside from the sweeping personnel turnover, this Congress introduced ideological and organizational innovations that will guide the leadership and the nation for the next five years and beyond. China's direction is of global import, as China has in surprisingly short order become a global superpower, challenging the balance of power and in some ways challenging the United States for leadership in what it calls the New Era. This international conference, cosponsored by People's University in Beijing, Shandong University in Jinan, and the Center for Chinese Studies of the University of California at Berkeley, is the first to analyze the content and implications of this Congress.

See downloadable agenda on this page (legal size paper).

8:45 am - Introductory remarks
Lowell Dittmer, Political Science, UC Berkeley
Kevin O’Brien, Director, Institute of East Asian Studies
Lu Keli, Renmin University

9:00 am - Panel I: Implications of the 19th Party Congress for China and the World
Chair: Lowell Dittmer, Political Science, UC Berkeley
1. Wang Shaoxing, (Shandong University): 中国特色政党制度的科学内涵与价值指向 “The Scientific Connotation and Value Orientation of Political Party System with Chinese Characteristics”
2. Cui Guitian, (Shandong University): 新时代中国特色社会主义的国际视野与比较 ”International Vision of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in the New Era in Comparative Perspective”
3. Zhao Zhikui (CASS): 从新阶段到新时代:对中共关于历史方位的新判断的分析 “From the New Stage to the New Era: An Analysis of the CPC ‘s New Judgment on its Historical Position”

10:45 am - Break

11:00 am - Panel II: Xi Jinping’s Thought and Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in the New Era
Chair: Joseph Esherick, History, Emeritus, UC San Diego
1. Lu Keli (Renmin University): 习近平思想成为指导思想:中共意识形态的发展 “Xi Jinping’s Thought (On Socialism with Chinese Characteristics) for a New Era’s Ideology: The Evolution of CCPism”
2. Lyu Lianren (Shandong University): 邓小平习近平思想比较 “A Comparison of the Thought of Deng Xiaoping and Xi Jinping”
3. Zhang Hairong (Beijing Normal University): 微观研究与中共学的话语提升 “Microanalysis and the Elevation of the Study of the Discourse of Chinese Communism”
4. Gao Xiaolin (Fudan University): 中国共产党的理论创新与实践创新 “The Theoretical Innovation and Practical Innovation of the Communist Party of China”

12:45 pm - Lunch break

1:45 pm - Panel III: Reform of the Chinese Communist Party
Chair: Liu Xin, Anthropology, UC Berkeley
1. Ding Junping (Wuhan University) 新时代党建的总要求)新时代党建的总要求 “The General Requirements of Party Building for the New Era”
2. Li Ding (Party School of Sichuan Committee of CCP) 党的建设发展“The CPC’s New Party Building”
3. Han Qiang (Beijing Union University): 党内法规建设 “The Building of Party’s Inner-Law and Regulations of the Communist Party of China (CPC)”

3:00 pm - break

3:15 pm - Panel IV: The Governance of China
Chair: Peter Lorentzen, Economics, University of San Francisco
1. Li Jishi (Shandong University): 中国共产党治国理政新探索与当代中国政治发展的路向 “CCP’s New Explorations of Governance and the Direction of China’s Political Development”
2. Fang Lei (Shandong University): 中共治国理政的三个向度 “Three Dimensions of the CPC ‘s Governance of the Country”
3. Jiang Rui (Shandong University):关于中国社会主要矛盾变化及其解决 “On the Change of Major Contradictions in Chinese Society and Their Solutions”
4. Song Jian (Wuhan University): (中国政治改革思路的重大转变)“The Fundamental Change in the Intellectual Direction of Chinese Political Reform”

5:15 pm - Summary remarks
Cui Guitian (Shandong University) and Lu Keli (Renmin University)

 ccs@berkeley.edu, 510-643-6321

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