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    As part of the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs at the Maxwell School, the East Asia Program provides an intellectual home for students and faculty interested in the study of East Asia. It supports and facilitates multidisciplinary research and dialogue on the history, economy, politics and social development of the region, especially China, Japan, and the two Koreas, and on the relations of the United States with the region.

    The East Asia Program runs seminars organized around the research by faculty and advanced graduate students, hosts scholars of and from East Asia, and holds conferences and workshops. Please come and join us for these activities. 


  • East Asia News

    Lovely speaks to China Daily about US techno-nationalism

    Professor Mary Lovely says it's "not true" that the US sees all its technological advantages being stolen by China. "We can see the majority of high-tech goods, defined by the Chinese, are still being exported by foreign-invested enterprises operating in China. And (we can see) the amazing amount of R&D which is being done jointly by foreign companies in China, as well as the productivity of Chinese scholars (operating internationally)," she says. Read more in the China Daily article "'Techno-nationalism' unlikely to succeed: experts."


    Lovely weighs in on EU-China investment agreement in SCMP

    "Given that many Chinese outward investors are state-owned or state-invested firms with access to state-owned banks, showing an absence of government subsidy could be difficult. Thus, the proposal alone can deter Chinese investment activity in Europe. In short, the pandemic has led to greater fear of Chinese unfair practices, not less," says Professor Mary Lovely. She was quoted in the South China Morning Post article "EU-China ties hinge on Germany’s political future as reign of Beijing ally Angela Merkel nears its end."


    Lovely comments on Barr's speech on pro-China policies in Wash Post

    Attorney General William P. Barr recently accused Beijing of pressuring American business leaders to promote pro-China policies in the United States, and suggested that U.S. executives who do so might be violating U.S. lobbying laws. Professor Mary Lovely says the speech "seems designed to show the world that the U.S. will interpret every action of multinational firms operating in China through a lens of bilateral hostility." She was interviewed for the Washington Post article "William Barr cites Disney, Apple in speech accusing U.S. companies of ‘kowtowing’ to China."

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