Tag Archive: China

Jun 24 2015

ESA: Earth from Space | Tianjin

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. The one hundred forty-fifth edition features a Sentinel-1A image of China’s Tianjin city and the Bohai Bay.  

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May 28 2015

LSE Public Lectures and Events: Quality of Life in Urban China: economic growth and the environment

  Professor Kahn, a leading expert on environmental and urban issues, will examine China’s economic growth to present key issues from his latest research. Matthew Kahn is a Professor in the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Steve Gibbons is Professor of Economic Geography at LSE. The Department of Geography and Environment at LSE …

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Dec 15 2014

Penn Museum: Colin Renfrew: Before Silk: Unsolved Mysteries of the Silk Road

Colin Renfrew speaks on the Unsolved Mysteries of the Silk Road at the Silk Road Symposium held at the Penn Museum held in March 2011. The extent of contact between east (China) and west (Europe and Western Asia) in the prehistoric period has been much debated but remains little understood. In 1921 John Gunnar Anderson’s …

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Dec 04 2014

BBC In Our Time With Melvyn Bragg: Zen

Zen is often thought of as a form of Buddhism that emphasises the practice of meditation over any particular set of beliefs. In fact, Zen belongs to a particular intellectual tradition within Buddhism that took root in China in the 6th century AD. It spread to Japan in the early Middle Ages, where Zen practitioners …

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Nov 08 2014

Stanislas Giroux: Seat 22 — Trans-Siberian Odyssey

This short film by Stanislas Giroux is as he describes three minutes of video for three weeks of travel, three countries, three cultures (and three tee-shirts in my backpack !) ; I took a train ticket for the Trans-Siberian railway, in order to reach Beijing from Moscow, crossing Mongolia. I travelled alone with my bag, …

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Oct 30 2014

Karl Gerth: From an environmental perspective | Do We Want China To Be More Like Us?

Is China’s rush to adopt American lifestyles good for the global economy? Can its embrace of consumerism possibly be sustained? At what cost? UC San Diego Professor of History Karl Gerth explores these questions, drawing on his book, “As China Goes, So Goes the World: How Chinese Consumers are Transforming Everything.” Gerth is presented by …

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Oct 13 2014

BBC In Our Time With Melvyn Bragg: The Battle of Talas 09 Oct 14

The Battle of Talas was a significant encounter between Arab and Chinese forces in central Asia in 751 AD. It brought together two mighty empires, the Abbasid Caliphate and the Tang Dynasty, and although not well known today, the battle had profound consequences for the future of both civilisations. The Arabs won the confrontation, but …

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Oct 07 2014

LSE Public Lectures and Events: The Paradox of China’s Peaceful Rise

Speaker(s): Professor Barry Buzan, Professor Arne Westad Chair: Professor Michael Cox Despite the widespread view that China does not have a coherent grand strategy, China has already articulated one that is based on the home-grown idea of ‘peaceful rise/development’ (PRD). The key issue is whether the logic of this grand strategy, and the contradictions within …

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Sep 28 2014

CBS News: A real estate bubble in China?

On Monday, China surpass the United States as the world’s largest economy, according to World Bank estimates using Purchasing Power Parity. But its rapid growth may have created the largest housing bubble in history.  

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Sep 21 2014

Derek Gillman: Chinese Buddhist Art During the 10th-12th Centuries

Derek Gillman, Executive Director and President of the Barnes Foundation, considers a famous Penn Museum artifact as a jumping off point for this talk. The celebrated glazed earthenware luohan in the Museum’s Chinese Rotunda belongs to the most important surviving (although incomplete) set of Chinese Buddhist ceramic sculptures. These life-sized figures were discovered during the …

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Jun 14 2014

Timelapse China: CHINA IN MOTION 1 Timelapse

A beautiful timelapse short film filmed in China, by Timelapse China. The first cooperative timelapse production of China. Filmed by 56 Photographers in 49 Cities all over China.  

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Apr 06 2014

Niall Ferguson: China and the West: Divergence and Convergence

Niall Ferguson examines the impact of China’s economic strength on the international economy. Economic historian Niall Ferguson examines the impact of China’s economic strength on the international economy. How has China made its presence felt through manufacturing, its trade surplus, monetary policy, and acquisition of Western corporations?  

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Mar 25 2014

Takatoshi Ito: The Chinese Property Bubble: Can Lessons be Learned from Japan’s Lost Decade?

In this public lecture, Pacific Leadership Fellow Takatoshi Ito talks about the circumstances that led to Japan’s financial crisis two decades ago. He compares and contrasts those events with the Chinese property market boom that’s occurring today, examining the United States’ role in both situations. The Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS), …

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Feb 21 2014

China Reality Check Series: China’s Local Government Debt

Identified as one of the six key priority areas of economic work for 2014 at last month’s Central Economic Work Conference, the Chinese leadership clearly sees managing the local debt problem as one of the issues it must tackle as part of its reinvigorated reform push. Our panelists dig deep to get behind the numbers …

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Feb 15 2014

Bobby C. Lee: Bitcoin, a New Value Chain in China

“BTC: Bitcoin, a New Value Chain in China” -Bobby C. Lee, BTC China Topics in International Technology Management: “New Value Chains and the Rise of Open Innovation in Asia.” This series examines the impact of new technologies on industry value chains. Focus is placed on Silicon Valley-Asia connections and on the processes of open innovation …

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Dec 30 2013

Adam Smith: Great Voyages: Zheng He

Dr. Adam Smith, Assistant Curator, Asian Section talks about Zheng He, a Muslim-born eunuch and the most famous of the men that led the spectacular maritime expeditions of the Ming Dynasty, mounted during the early 15th century as an assertion of China’s power and prestige among neighboring peoples of Southeast Asia. Dr. Smith discusses Zheng …

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Nov 12 2013

PBS: China Bridge

Travel to 12th-century China as engineers, scientists and scholars help reveal the intricate mysteries behind the revolutionary strength and elegance of the Rainbow Bridge. Part of the series “Secrets of Lost Empires”. A special five-part NOVA series originally aired in February of 2000. In the series, NOVA crews attempt to ferret out long-forgotten secrets of …

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Sep 05 2013

Benjamin Elman: The Great Reversal: The “Rise of Japan” and the “Fall of China” after 1895 as Historical Fables

From Harvard University’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, lecture on the “rise of Japan” and the “fall of China” in the late nineteenth century. Professor Benjamin Elman will talk about Japan’s victory in the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95 to indicate that in the twenty-first century we are entering new historical terrain vis-à-vis “modern” China and …

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Feb 09 2013

UCLA: Is Democracy Too Slow?

Event held at the University of California on february 7, 2013. A discussion the topic of democrazy, asking the questions: Why can’t the United States build a rapid transit system like China’s? Is a firmer hand needed to guide the European Union through the financial crisis? Does California’s direct democracy system need more limits? With …

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Dec 20 2012

Siemens: Unlocking the Energy Challenge

Panel discussion on unlocking the energy challenge to confront climate challenge and global warming. Global climate change, a scarcity of resources and the accelerating energy demand from emerging markets such as China or India pose significant challenges to global and local energy supplies. The question as to how supplies can be secured for the future …

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