Currently unaffiliated; previously Fudan University and Shanghai International Studies University
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Cities, Culture, Democracy, Diplomacy, Education, Ethics, Human Rights, Justice, Migration, War, Youth
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American writer and educator based in Shanghai, China. Has taught at Fudan University, Shanghai International Studies University, and in the private sector in Shanghai. Current writing interests focus on social and cultural factors in Sino-Western relations, Sino-Western international education and cultural exchange, and Shanghai as an emerging global metropolis.
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And i've changed my english name to "camellia", which is a kind of flower i like. Anyway, you could call me "xiaoxiao" (笑笑), my chinese name.
I've seen your profile. You have taught at Fudan Universtiy, that's cool. I'm in Renmin University, Beijing. I study the international politics and journalism.
I'm happy if I could contribute something to your research. Of course, the term "human rights" have different meanings in Chinese and western contexts. When it comes to rural migrants, I have intervieweed some of them. It's really a centered topic in China.
Increased foreign investment and engagement is producing, not democratization, but "authoritarian upgrading," where selected reforms are designed to legitimize a softer authoritarianism. This presents an ethical dilemma for international trade. What direction will China, Uzbekistan, Russia, and other "upgraded authoritarian" states evolve towards in the coming decade?
As the 2020 election begins to come into focus, Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev details the foreign policy cleavages in the Democratic Party. Plus, referencing Nahal Toosi's recent article in "Politico," he discusses the worries that many in Europe have about a Trump reelection or a progressive candidate who also questions the status quo. What's the view from abroad on this turbulent time in American politics?
What role should ethics play in the U.S.-China trade war? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev looks at these economic tensions in the context of the Uyghur detention and the Hong Kong protests, different theories on integrating China into the world economy, and what it could mean to "lose" in this conflict. Is there a breaking point in terms of China's human rights policies? What's the view in Africa and Europe?
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