Lecture Series 2015/16


台灣民主轉型與民主赤字 : 2014 的美麗與哀愁


講者 : 台灣世新大學行政管理學系 余致力教授
日期 : 2015 年 3 月 19 日 (星期四)
時間 : 下午 4:00 至 5:30
地點 : 香港城市大學學術樓(一) 7樓 G7619
語言 : 普通話





演講摘要
2014 年 11 月 29 日是台灣的九合一選舉,對部分民眾而言,那是一個美麗的夜晚, 但在另一部分民眾的心中,卻烙下了震驚的哀愁。如果以2000年總統大選的第一次政黨 輪替做為台灣民主轉型的里程碑,2014的九合一大選則可視為民眾對過去十五年來民主 赤字的反彈。本演講將從台灣民主的發展趨勢與結構限制,解讀2014九合一選舉、 評析2015的「柯P現象」、預測2016的總統大選。


講者簡介
余致力教授為美國喬治亞大學公共行政學博士,現職世新大學行政管理學系教授,專門 研究公共行政、公共管理、公共政策、廉政與治理。余教授亦是現任台灣透明組織顧問 團召集人、台灣財團法人高等教育評鑒中心大學校院系所評鑒「公共事務學門」召集人; 過去曾擔任世新大學學術副校長、世新大學研究發展處研發長、世新大學行政管理學系主任、 台灣政治學會會長、台灣透明組織理事長、中國復旦管理學獎勵基金會評獎專家委員會委員等職。






中國互聯網上的輿論興衰


講者 : 北京大學新聞與傳播學院 胡泳教授
日期 : 2015 年 9 月 24 日 (星期四)
時間 : 下午 4:30 至 6:00
地點 : 香港城市大學學術樓(一) 7樓 B7603
語言 : 普通話





演講摘要
借助於互聯網的力量,雖然中國的政治體制仍是威權式的,但公眾輿論開始成為政治進程中的重要決定因素之一。 誰在形塑這一中國政治生態中的嶄新要素?中國的政治精英是否為此修正了其社會管理策略?公眾輿論可能發揮議 程設置作用嗎?其短期與長期效應究竟為何?講者試圖從市場化媒體的枯榮、維權運動的起伏以及社交媒體的沉浮 三個方面回答這些問題。


講者簡介
胡泳教授為北京大學新聞與傳播學院教授、政治學博士、中國傳播學會常務理事、中國網路傳播學會常務理事、「資訊社會 50人論壇」成員、中國資訊經濟學會資訊社會研究所學術委員會主席、世界經濟論壇社交媒體全球議程理事會理事。著有 《眾聲喧嘩:網路時代的個人表達與公共討論》等,譯有《數位化生存》等。






近代上海的戲曲改革


講者 : 香港城市大學中文及歷史學系系主任 李孝悌教授
日期 : 2015 年 11 月 25 日 (星期三)
時間 : 上午 11:00 至 下午 12:30
地點 : 香港城市大學學術樓(一)7樓G7619
語言 : 普通話





演講摘要
戲曲除了娛樂與教化的功能,在晚明還扮演社會批判的角色。 從 20 世紀開始, 戲曲與社會的關係日益緊密。1930年代以降,更被用於政治宣傳和文化動員,並在文革中達於極點。 這個變化和 20 世紀的上海及 1908 年建立的新舞台有密切的關係。這次演講,首先介紹 1860 年代 以後上海茶園/戲樓的蓬勃發展,戲園的概況,以及上海城市生活的新面貌。接下來,則討論 「新舞台」的出現和發展。


講者簡介
李孝悌,台灣大學歷史系學士及碩士、美國哈佛大學歷史與東亞語文委員會博士。現任香港城 市大學中文及歷史學系系主任兼中國文化中心主任。主要著作有《昨日到城市:近世中國的逸 樂與宗教》(台北聯經)、《戀戀紅塵:中國的城市、欲望與生活》(上海人民出版社,上書 的簡體版)、《清末的下層社會啟蒙運動 1901-1911》(台北,1998 修訂再版;簡體中文版,石家莊:河北教育出版社,2001)。






The Concept of Politics in Confucianism


Speaker : Professor Yi-Huah JIANG, Stanford University
Date : 26 November 2015 (Thursday)
Time : 5 pm - 6:30 pm
Venue : G7619 Academic 1, City University of Hong Kong
Language : English





Abstract

In this lecture, Professor Jiang will discuss the concept of "politics" in ancient Confucianism as illuminated in the Four Books. He will point out the features of Confucian concept of politics by making a comparison between Confucian tradition and western political thought. He will also analyzes the strength and weakness of the Confucian concept of politics, and explore the possibilities of situating Confucianism in modern liberal democracy.

Bio-sketch

Yi-Huah Jiang received his BA and MA degrees from National Taiwan University and his PhD in political science from Yale University. He previously taught political philosophy at the department of political science at National Taiwan University. Jiang’s academic interests lie in political philosophy, democratic theory, general education, and Taiwanese politics. He is the author of Liberalism, Nationalism and National Identity (1998) and Essays on Liberalism and Democracy (2000). He was the recipient of a Distinguished Teaching Award from National Taiwan University and a Distinguished Research Award from the National Science Council of Taiwan in 2002.

Jiang was the founding editor of Societas: A Journal for Philosophical Study of Public Affairs. He was also the associate dean of academic affairs and director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Development at National Taiwan University during 2006 and 2007. From 2008 to 2014, he served various important government positions in Taiwan. He is now a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and a Berggruen Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.







China's Rise and the Emerging World Order of the 21 Century


Speaker : Professor Yun-Han CHU, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation
Date : 13 January 2016 (Wednesday)
Time : 4:30 pm - 5 pm
Venue : B7603 Academic 1, City University of Hong Kong
Language : English

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Abstract

Many mainstream IR (international relations) theorists are trying to take on the implications of China’s rise for international system and existing international regimes. Most of them try to address this question within the existing theoretical framework with a high degree of unduly confidence. Only a few followers of social constructivism are willing to entertain the possibility that China’s rise might unravel the highly Americanized IR field. Among mainstream IR scholars, the way the question is framed remains very much U.S.-centric or West-centric.

Drawing on the current IR theories and his observations, Professor Chu will discuss the following questions. Will China’s rise lead to wars? Will China’s rise lead to a breakdown of norms and institutions? He will also elaborate on the emerging world order in the 21 century from the perspective of China and the rise of the rest.

(by Dr Hanyu Xiao)

Bio-sketch

Professor Yun-Han CHU is Distinguished Research Fellow of Institute of Political Science at Academia Sinica and Professor of Political Science at National Taiwan University. He serves concurrently as president of Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. He specializes in politics of Greater China, East Asian political economy and democratization.

Professor Chu received his PhD in political science from the University of Minnesota and joined the faculty of National Taiwan University in 1987. He was a visiting associate professor at Columbia University in 1990-1991. He was appointed a vice president of the CCK Foundation in 1999. He became the president of the organization in June 2001. Before joining the foundation, he had served as Director of Programs of the Institute for National Policy Research from 1989 to 1999.

He is also the founder and Director of the Asian Barometer Survey (ABS), a regional network of survey on democracy, governance and development covering more than seventeen Asian countries. Professor Chu was a former president of Chinese Association of Political Science (Taipei) in 2002-2004, a member of the International Council of the Asia Society between 2001 and 2007, and a member of the Council of American Political Science Association (2009-2011). He was elected an Academician of Academia Sinica, the country’s highest academic honor, in July 2012. He received the University of Minnesota's Outstanding Achievement Award, which is the highest honor bestowed upon its graduates, in October 2014. He currently serves on the editorial board of Journal of Democracy, China Review, Journal of Contemporary China, International Studies Perspectives, etc. He is the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of fifteen books. Among his recent English publications are How East Asians View Democracy (Columbia University Press, 2008), Citizens, Elections and Parties in East Asia (Lynne Reinner, 2008), Dynamics of Local Governance in China During the Reform Era (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, 2010) and Democracy in East Asia: A New Century (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013).






北京大學政治學研究中心主任、講席教授及政府管理學院院長 俞可平教授


日期 : 2016 年 2 月 2 日(星期二)
地點 : 香港城市大學學術樓(一) 7樓 G7619
語言 : 普通話





時間 : 下午 3:00 至 4:00

研究生講談

政治學研究若干前沿問題




時間 : 下午 4:30 至 6:00

專題講座

治理與善治:當代中國



講者簡介
俞可平,著名學者,政治學家,前中共中央編譯局副局長,現任北京大學講席教授、政府管理學院院長兼北京大學 中國政治學研究中心主任。因宣導“治理” “善治” “增量民主” “政府創新” “動態穩定” “協商民主” 而廣受關注, 其《民主是個好東西》一文曾引起極大反響。2008 年被中國改革研究會評選為 “改革開放30年30名社會人物”, 2011年獲美國《外交事務》雜誌評選為 “2011年全球百名思想家”,2015年獲《中國新聞週刊》評選為 “年度學者”。 國際社會研究中國問題的權威雜誌《中國季刊》 (China Quarterly) 在 2015 年 7 月發表長文對俞可平及 其團隊的民主治理思想做了系統的評述。主要研究領域:政治哲學、中國政治、比較政治、治理與善治、全球化、公民社會、 政府創新。代表作有 China’s Political Development: Chinese and American Perspectives (co-ed., Brookings Institution Press, 2014), The Reform of Governance (ed., Brill, 2010), Democracy Is A Good Thing (Brookings Institution Press, 2009), Globalization and Changes in China’s Governance (Brill, 2008)、 《論國家治理現代化》 (社會科學文獻出版社2014年)、《敬畏民意》 (中央編譯出版社2012年)、《民主與陀螺》 (北京大學出版社2006年)、《思想解放與政治進步》 (社會科學文獻出版社2007年)、《社群主義》 (中國社會科學出版社,2000)等。


These lectures are conducted by Professor YU Keping, the former Deputy President of Central Compilation and Translation Bureau, now is Chair Professor, the finding Director of PKU Research Center for Chinese Politics and the Dean of School of Government at Peking University. His major fields include political philosophy, comparative politics, globalization, civil society, governance and politics in China. Among his many books are Essays on Modernizing State Governance (Beijing, 2015), Globalization and Changes in China’s Governance (Brill, 2013), Governance and Rule of Law in China (ed., Brill, 2012) and Democracy Is A Good Thing (Brookings, 2010). As a leading intellectual and advocate of democratic governance in China, Professor Yu has a number of honorary titles of professors and doctors at many universities and was selected to be as “30 most influential figures in the past 30 years since the Reform in China” in 2008 and ranked “2011 Global Top 100 Thinkers” by Foreign Policy in the US. Recently, Professor Yu was selected to be the “Most Influential Scholar of 2015” by China Newsweek.








China's Democratic Future: Why a Transition Could Happen by 2030


Speaker : Minxin PEI, Claremont McKenna College
Date : 23 February 2016 (Tuesday)
Time : 4:30 pm - 6 pm
Venue : G7619 Academic 1, City University of Hong Kong
Language : English





Abstract

Theories of democratic transition suggest that the survival of one-party rule in China will face increasing challenges in the coming decade. But a large number of observers also insist that China is exceptional. What is the prospect of a regime transition in China despite its poor odds at the moment? We will rely on insights from recent cases of transitions and empirical data from China to conduct a systematic analysis on the likelihood and possible scenarios of a democratic transition in China in the coming 10-15 years.

Bio-sketch

Minxin Pei is the Tom and Margot Pritzker '72 Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College and a non-resident senior fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, a think tank based in Washington. He was a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace between 1999 and 2009, and taught at Princeton University from 1992 to 1998. He is the author of China's Crony Capitalism: Dynamics of Regime Decay (Harvard, 2016), China's Trapped Transition: The Limits of Developmental Autocracy (Harvard, 2006), and From Reform to Revolution: The Demise of Communism in China and the Soviet Union (Harvard, 1994). He received his PhD in political science from Harvard University in 1991.









Authoritarian Parochialism: Representation in Chinese Local Congresses


Speaker : Melanie Frances Manion, Duke University
Date : 9 March 2016 (Wednesday)
Time : 4:30 pm - 6 pm
Venue : G7619 Academic 1, City University of Hong Kong
Language : English





Abstract

How do Chinese township and county congresses represent their constituents when congress meetings are brief and infrequent and policymaking is dominated by the congress standing committee, higher levels of authority, and communist party committees? Based on scores of qualitative interviews and an original survey of 5,130 local congress delegates, Melanie Manion shows that the amateur local congresses deliver representation in the form of targeted public goods to the geographic constituency. Moreover, congress delegates and ordinary Chinese share an understanding of this notion of representation. Unlike liberal democratic versions, however, this Chinese “pork barrel politics” mainly works extra-legislatively, through delegate advocacy to local governments.

Bio-sketch

Melanie Manion is a professor of political science at Duke University. She studied philosophy and political economy at Peking University in the late 1970s, was trained in Far Eastern studies at McGill University and the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, and earned her doctorate in political science at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on contemporary authoritarianism, with work on bureaucracy, corruption, information, and representation in China. She is the recipient of numerous research awards, including awards from the National Science Foundation, Fulbright Foundation, Social Science Research Council, and American Council of Learned Societies. Her current research project, a collaboration with Charles Chang, examines regime management of various forms of social media in China. Her newest book, Information for Autocrats (Cambridge University Press, 2015), analyzes representation in Chinese local congresses. Other publications include Retirement of Revolutionaries in China (Princeton University Press, 1993), Corruption by Design (Harvard University Press, 2004), and Chinese Politics: New Sources, Methods, and Field Strategies (edited with Allen Carlson, Mary Gallagher, and Kenneth Lieberthal, Cambridge University Press, 2010). Her articles have appeared in journals including American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, and China Quarterly. She is an award-winning teacher.









Transnational Higher Education in China: Paradoxes and possibilities


Speaker: Professor David S G Goodman, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou
Date : 16 May 2016 (Monday)
Time : 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Venue : G7619 Academic 1, City University of Hong Kong
Language : English





Abstract

China’s advent to the WTO promised an opening up of the educational system to international cooperation, especially for tertiary education. There certainly has been a growth and regularisation of Chinese-international activities in higher education with the emergence of Joint-Venture (Chinese-Foreign Cooperation) universities, and the greater development of both faculty-level operations and individual degree programs. On the other hand, at first sight the extent of state regulation seems to suggest that there has been little of the promised opening up. This conclusion though has to be counter-balanced by the emergence of a substantial grey and somewhat unregulated sector of cooperation between Chinese universities and their international partners, especially in the United Kingdom. Formal joint ventures are highly regulated, though constantly changing; the informal market for higher education, while considerably more costly to the consumer, has grown exponentially.

Bio-sketch

David S G Goodman is Professor and Head of the Department of China Studies at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou, China’s largest joint venture university. Educated at the University of Manchester, the London School of Oriental and African Studies, and Peking University, he has conducted research on social and political change at the local level in China. In a previous life he was the Deputy Vice Chancellor International at the University of Technology, Sydney. His most recent publications are Class in Contemporary China (Polity, 2014) and the Handbook of the Politics of China (Elgar, 2015). Prof Goodman is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia, and a PRC Ministry of Education Distinguished Overseas Academic.







Public Seminar on Social Governance in China


Speakers: Prof Yang Zhong, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Prof Yijia Jing, Fudan University
Date : 13 June 2016 (Monday)
Time : 4:00 pm -5:30 pm
Venue : Y7302, Academic 1, City University of Hong Kong
Language : English and Chinese

Pollution, Institutions and Street Protest in Urban China


Yang Zhong
School of International and Public Affairs
Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Abstract

Street protests have become commonplaces in China. Utilizing extensive survey data, this study attempts to shed light on the nature of environmental street protests in China. The key question to be answered in the paper is: why, facing the same issue, some people choose the option of participating in street protest while others do not? Our multivariate analytical findings indicate that urban residents’ willingness in participating in street protest over a hypothetical pollution issue in China is significantly related to their attitudes toward institution in China. What motivate people to participate in street protest have a lot to do with their trust and support of the political system in China and their perceived government transparency. In other words, these protests are not just what Lewis Coser calls “realistic conflicts” which primarily involve specific issues and solutions. One implication from our study is that street protests in China may not be as benign and non-regime threatening as some scholars think.

Bio-sketch

Prof Yang Zhong is a Distinguished Changjiang Chair Professor, Dean of School of International and Public Affairs, and Director of Public Opinion Research Center at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. His main research and teaching interests include Chinese political culture and participation and Chinese local government. He has published over 50 scholarly articles and book chapters and authored and co-edited several books. His latest book is Political Culture and Participation in Rural China (Routledge, 2012).



Internet +: The Private Roles in Forging MLG for Innovation Economy


Yijia Jing and Danyao Li
School of International Relations and Public Affairs
Fudan University

Abstract

Multi-Level Governance (MLG) refers to intergovernmental and intersectoral collaboration in response to complex issues. Much is to be learned about the roles of private actors to facilitate the communication and collaboration of multilevel governments which may be fragmented and slow in building intergovernmental policy consensus and implementation framework. This paper argues that private actors may strategically manipulate their political, technical, professional, economic and other capital to create political legitimacy and technical feasibility for consistent intergovernmental actions. We will use the "internet +" policy process in China as a case.

Bio-sketch

Yijia Jing is a professor in Public Administration at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University. He is editor-in-chief of Fudan Public Administration Review, associate editor of Public Administration Review, and co-editor of International Public Management Journal. He is the founding co-editor of Palgrave book series, Governing China in the 21 Century. He serves as a vice president of International Research Society for Public Management.







昳麗道場·昆曲精神系列講座—湯顯祖的夢中情人


講者 : 中國昆曲表演藝術家、國家一級演員 沈昳麗
日期 : 2016年7月10日(星期日)
時間 : 下午 4:00至5:30
地點 : 香港城市大學學術樓(一)7樓G7619
語言 : 普通話
報名 : 毋須登記 歡迎參加




演講摘要

適逢湯顯祖逝世四百周年。 講座圍繞其主要作品臨川四夢展開,重點介紹剖析其中三夢的女性角色及其所代表的愛情觀: 《紫釵記》霍小玉之現世愛情,《牡丹亭》杜麗娘之出生入死,《南柯記》瑤芳公主之幻境仙遊。三部著作,三位女性,三種命運,皆以一夢貫之,從各個方位構建了湯顯祖的理想人生和世界。


講者簡介

沈昳麗,中國昆曲表演藝術家,國家一級演員,MFA藝術碩士,上海昆劇團當家閨門旦。曾主演《牡丹亭》《玉簪記》《長生殿》等多部大戲,以及《尋夢》《說親》《題曲》等多出傳統折子戲。曾榮獲聯合國教科文組織和文化部聯合頒發的“促進昆劇藝術獎”、首屆中國昆劇藝術節優秀表演獎、上海白玉蘭戲劇表演藝術主角獎等多項榮譽。2009年與英國BBC交響樂團合作演出原創交響樂作品《牡丹園之夢》。長期以來堅持進入各大院校、圖書館、人文講壇開展各類文化昆曲系列講座。