U-Michigan professors available to address China issues

March 4, 2013
  • umichnews@umich.edu


ANN ARBOR—China’s top leaders will gather in Beijing on Tuesday for the National People’s Congress. Professors at the University of Michigan are available to discuss a variety of issues likely to be on the agenda. They include:


Mary Gallagher, director of U-M’s Center for Chinese Studies, can discuss the new leadership’s political challenges. She is an associate professor of political science whose interests include comparative politics of transitional and developing states as well as labor issues. She can be reached at metg@umich.edu . More about Gallagher: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/polisci/people/ci.gallaghermary_ci.detail


Linda Y.C. Lim, professor of strategy at the Ross School of Business, is interested in U.S.-China trade relations, the need for domestic economic and financial reforms, China’s changing economic role in the world and multicountry manufacturing supply chains in Asia. Her research focuses on strategy and operations as well as the influence of domestic politics, economic policy and culture on business structure. She can be reached at lylim@umich.edu. More about Lim: http://www.bus.umich.edu/FacultyBios/FacultyBio.asp?id=000119685


Nicholas Calcina Howson, professor of law, can discuss legal system and political-legal institutional issues in China. He writes and lectures widely on Chinese law topics, focusing on the Chinese judiciary and administrative agencies, corporate and securities law and constitutional law. He has acted as a consultant to the Ford Foundation, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and various Chinese government ministries and administrative departments, in particular with respect to the formulation of key PRC statutes. He can be reached at nhowson@umich.edu or (917) 495-0033. More about Howson: http://web.law.umich.edu/_FacultyBioPage/facultybiopagenew.asp?ID=328


Philip Potter, assistant professor at U-M’s Ford School of Public Policy, can take questions about Chinese foreign policy, security issues and the Xinjiang region. His current research projects explore the relationship between interdependence and international conflict; the impact of public opinion and media on foreign policy; and the role of networks in transnational terrorism. He can be reached at (734) 615-6905 or pbkp@umich.edu. More about Potter: http://fordschool.umich.edu/faculty/Philip_Potter A recent video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otfba9EcApY&feature=relmfu


John Ciorciari, assistant professor of public policy at the Ford School, can discuss maritime tensions between China and neighboring countries over contested islands. Ciorciari’s interests include international law, politics and international finance. His current research projects focus primarily on the Asia-Pacific region, and examine foreign policy strategies, human rights and the reform of international economic institutions. He can be reached at (734) 615-6947 or johncior@umich.edu. More about Ciorciari: http://fordschool.umich.edu/faculty/John_Ciorciari


Yuen Yuen Ang, assistant professor of political science, researches local bureaucracies and how the state and businesses interact. She has done extensive fieldwork in China, gathering more than 300 interviews with officials and street-level bureaucrats across the southern, western and northern regions. She can be reached at yuenang@umich.edu. More about Ang: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/polisci/people/ci.angyuenyuen_ci.detail


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