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East Asia Program presents: The Confucian Tradition and Democracy in East Asia: A Panel Discussion

209 Eggers Hall

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Participants: Qian Zhen is an Associate Professor in the Central Party School in China. His main academic interest is democratization. He studied in the democratization center in Leeds University in 1999-2000. He was also a visiting fellow in Stanford University in 2001, researching on China rural elections. In 2008, he was a visiting fellow in Center of Asian democracy in Louisville University. Ralph Ketcham is a Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Citizenship and Public Affairs. An internationally recognized author, scholar, and teacher of early American history, he began his career at SU as a graduate fellow in 1951, and was named Professor of American studies and Public Affairs at SU in 1963, Professor of Political Science in 1965, Professor of History in 1968, and Maxwell Professor of Citizenship and Public Affairs in 1994. Discussant: Hongying Wang is Associate Professor of Political Science, and the Director of East Asia Program. Her research interest straddles international relations and comparative politics, particularly in studying the interaction between ideational and structural forces and the interaction between domestic and international politics. The geographic focus of her research is East Asia. Lunch will be served.

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