ACPS Sponsored Panel at the APSA 2003 Meeting
The Association of Chinese Political Studies successfully sponsored a panel on “China’s New Leadership and Reform Policies” at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia on August 27-31, 2003. The panel was chaired by professor Lucian W. Pye of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A total of five papers were presented. Paper topics include the following: “The Fourth Generation of Chinese Leadership and the Transformation of the CCP” by Weixing Chen of East Tennessee State University; “Middle Class: Friends or Foes to Beijing’s New Leadership?” by He Li of Merrimack College; “Sustaining Political Legitimacy in the Post-Jiang China: Challenges Ahead” by Baogang Guo of Dalton State College; “Leadership Transition and New Foreign Policy Orientation” by Guoli Liu of College of Charleston; and “Environmental Attitudes of China’s Future Leaders” by Yang Dongning of Peking University and Phillip Stalley of George Washington University. Wei Tang from the University of Pennsylvania and Zhiqun Zhu from Hamilton College acted as discussants. The panel was well attended.