Established in fall 2010, the Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies was created to enhance the work of faculty and graduate researchers at Western Michigan University who have expertise in some field of Sinology, or teaching or research interests in China.

52nd Werner Sichel Lecture Series 2015-16

The Light Center is a co-sponsor of important series named for Dr. Werner Sichel, a longtime WMU economics professor and former department chair, who retired in 2004. 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.

Wednesday, April 13

  • "Trade, Migration and Growth: Evidence from China,” Professor Xiaodong Zhu,  noon to 1:15 p.m., 1028 Brown Hall. Information.

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.

A research center of the Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education.