52nd Werner Sichel Lecture Series 2015-16

Hosted by WMU's Department of Economics and co-sponsored by the Light Center, this year's series is focused on China.

Wednesday, March 30

  • "Why is the Exit Right the Key to the Birth of China's Land Market?" by Professor James G. Wen, Trinity College, Noon to 1:15 p.m., Room 2028 Brown Hall.

Series brochure--The Impacts of China's Rise on the Pacific and the World

Timothy Light Lecture Series On China

Spring 2016

Wednesday, January 20

  • "Taiwan's Elections and the Impact on Relations with China," by Dr. Richard Bush, director, Center for East Asia Policy Studies Brookings Institution, 2028 Brown Hall. Information.

Wednesday, April 6

  • "Cross-Strait Relations after Taiwan's 2016 Elections," Dr. Chen-yuan Tung, Fulbright Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley, Distinguished Professor of the Graduate Institute of Development Studies, National Chengchi University (Taiwan), 5 p.m., 2028 Brown Hall. Information.

Thursday, April 7

  • "China's Population Prospect and Challenges to Future Development," Dr. Yuan Ren, Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Brown University Professor of Demography and Urban Studies at Fudan University (China), 5 p.m., 1028 Brown Hall. Information.

Fall 2015 lectures

The Light Center hosted two lectures in fall 2015:

Thursday, Sept. 24

  • "Changes and Challenges to Food Marketing Systems in Urban China," by Dr. Ann Veeck, professor of marketing in WMU's Haworth College of Business, 4:30 p.m. in 1028 Brown Hall. Drawn from more than 20 years of research on the changing food marketing systems of urban China, Veeck’s talk will focus on findings from her Light Center-funded study on new food consumption patterns in Nanjing, China. Information.

Thursday, Oct. 15

  • "The Rapid Wartime Growth of Communism as the Local Revolution," by Dr. Patrick Fuliang Shan, associate professor of history at Grand Valley State University, 4:30 p.m. in 1028 Brown Hall. Shan will present a new approach to analyzing the rapid wartime growth of Chinese communism in this talk. Information.