On October 20, the Cornell Levinson China and Asia-Pacific Studies (CAPS) program hosted an informal and off-the-record conversation between Tom Cooney, Vice President and International Policy Advisor at Capital Group and a former senior career diplomat, and Professor Jessica Chen Weiss, Director of the CAPS program.
Professor Jessica Chen Weiss, Director of the Levinson China and Asia-Pacific Studies (CAPS) program at Cornell University, joined Yawei Liu, Director of the China Program at The Carter Center for an interview at the U.S.-China Perception Monitor.
Weiss reflects on her career, highlighting her internship at The Carter Center. She discusses the need for a forward-looking approach in managing U.S.-China relations, concerns about racial factors in assessing China's intentions, and the importance of minimizing such factors.
A World Safe for Autocracy? Domestic Politics, China's Rise, and the Future of the International Order.
Professor Jessica Chen Weiss, Director of the Levinson China and Asia-Pacific Studies (CAPS) program at Cornell University, recently delivered two informative talks at the European External Action Service and OECD - OCDE.
At the European External Action Service (EEAS) Speaker’s Corner, Professor Weiss shared her insights into China's complex internal dynamics and their profound external implications with EEAS staff and EU diplomatic staff.
What Does China’s Economic Slowdown Mean for the World?
CAPS faculty member, Professor Jeremy Wallace, writes that China's economy is experiencing a significant slowdown, underscored by unstable property markets and decreased value in currency and exports. This slowdown, attributed to strict debt-limiting policies and a transition from a zero-Covid approach, is impacting global markets.
On Thursday, September 7, Jessica Chen Weiss, Director of the Levinson China and Asia-Pacific Studies (CAPS) program at Cornell University, joined a panel of distinguished experts, including Patricia M. Kim Matthew Turpin Joseph Nye for a conversation at The Brookings Institution.
Last Thursday was more than just a feast of Ithaca's finest ice cream - it was a celebration of the diversity, unity, and future aspirations of the CAPS program.
Heartfelt gratitude to our outgoing director, Dr. Allen Carlson, who reflected on the remarkable accomplishments CAPS has achieved during his six years of dedicated leadership.
We are thrilled to introduce our incoming director, Dr. Jessica Chen Weiss, who unveiled her inspiring vision and strategic roadmap for the future of the CAPS program.
What is behind the youth unemployment statistics Beijing just decided to stop publishing? CAPS faculty member, Professor Eli Friedman, uncovers the underlying reasons for joblessness among China's youth. A must-read for anyone interested in labor trends in China.
Check out Professor Eli Friedman's article at https://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/notes-chinafile/whats-behind-youth-unemployment-statistics-beijing-just-decided
Is China's economy really imploding, or is it evolving? This new piece by CAPS faculty member, Professor Jeremy Wallace, sheds light on China's economic complexities, from struggling real estate investments to booming electric vehicle and solar energy sectors. Despite concerns, most economists predict a 3-5% growth for China this year. While some sectors face challenges, others like EVs and solar are experiencing unprecedented growth, signaling a possible shift toward a greener economy.
Check out Professor Jeremy Wallace's article at https://heatmap.news/economy/china-real-estate-evs-solar
This summer, 101 students in the College of Arts and Sciences will take part in groundbreaking research on campus with 61 faculty as part of the Nexus Scholars Program.
Angela Pan is majoring in government and China & Asia Pacific studies.
We are now thrilled to announce our intention of re-opening the CAPS study abroad in Beijing in the incoming academic year of 2023-2024
You can support CAPS at: https://givingday.cornell.edu/donate?campaign_id=145032
After two years of suspension, CAPS has resumed our annual Spring Social that was held at the AD White House on February 14th of this year.
Jessica Chen Weiss, Michael J. Zak Professor for China and Asia-Pacific Studies, is profiled in the New Yorker magazine.
Simmering anger at Beijing’s “zero covid” restrictions exploded over the past few days, writes Jeremy Lee Wallace, associate professor of government, in Washington Post commentary.
At the invitation of CAPS, Dr. JIA Qingguo, PhD ’88, visited Cornell during November 2-5, 2022. In his talk, Dr Jia offered a well-balanced, illuminating perspective as one of the most prominent Chinese America watchers and specialists on China-U.S. relations, shedding light on these critical questions.
The minor is distinctive in including courses from many disciplines, from across Cornell’s schools and colleges.
The program matches undergraduate students with summer opportunities to work side by side with faculty from across the College.
Jeremy Lee Wallace explains how a few numbers came to define Chinese politics “until they did not count what mattered and what they counted did not measure up,” and the “stunning about-face” led by Xi Jinping within the Chinese Communist Party.
Jeremy Lee Wallace, associate professor of government in the College of Arts and Sciences discusses his new book, “Seeking Truth and Hiding Facts: Information, Ideology, and Authoritarianism in China.”
Prof. Jeremy Wallace comments on China's report that its third-quarter gross domestic product grew.
Faculty and journalist experts considered the consequences of the ongoing conflict during “Aftershocks: Geopolitics Since the Ukraine invasion."
Government Prof. Allen Carlson comments on Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan.
We wish all of our wonderful students the best in their bright futures! Here, Strauss Cooperstein provided the class speaker remarks for the commencement in May of 2022.
A number of special events are planned in the College of Arts & Sciences to celebrate Reunion 2022.
In this op-ed, Prof. Jeremy Wallace explains the pitfalls of China's approach to the pandemic.
Maggie Zhang Grobowski is a China & Asia-Pacific Studies & Government major.
These professorships continue the College’s priority to recognize faculty excellence and accomplishments.
On Cornell’s eighth Giving Day, held March 16, 15,905 alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends from more than 80 countries made gifts totaling a record-breaking $12,268,629.
Gifts allow the College to fulfill its mission: preparing students to do the greatest good in the world.
A $5 million alumni gift will help to support doctoral students in humanities fields within the College of Arts & Sciences.
The program connects undergraduates in A&S with opportunities to work side by side on research with Cornell faculty from across the College.
Associate professor of government Allen Carlson comments on the scheduled meeting between President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The Nexus Scholars program will leverage the student-to-faculty ratio and the vibrant research enterprise in A&S to expand opportunities for students, while also enhancing the culture of collaborative scholarship at Cornell.
Dear Members of the CAPS Community: January 1, 2020 feels both like a very long time ago, and also like it was just yesterday. Yet as Nanfu Wang noted in her stunning documentary (In the Same Breath) on the COVID-19 pandemic, looking back it seems like the last time things were “normal” in China (and the world). And, still “normal” seems not to...
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Isabella Paternostro is a CAPS major.
Cornell’s Brittany and Adam J. Levinson China and Asia-Pacific Studies Program (CAPS) is “designed to train future leaders who are equipped to address the inevitable challenges and negotiate the delicate complexities in the various domains of U.S.-China relations.” Educational and cultural exchange between China and the United States is a core...
Dear members of the CAPS community:It is still hard to believe that more than a year has passed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, thankfully, there are signs on both sides of the Pacific that to a degree the battle against the virus is being won. This being said, unfortunately, there continues to be a great deal of uncertainty...
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Top officials from the U.S. and China will meet in Anchorage on Thursday and Friday for the first high level summit after President Biden took office. Cornell College of Arts and Sciences faculty experts Allen Carlson discusses the political and economic implications of the summit.
Jessica Chen Weiss, associate professor of government, will be the featured speaker for this year’s Mitzi Sutton Russekoff ’54 Lecture, hosted by the College of Arts & Sciences on March 16.
The fellowships support students who are interested in working in the U.S. Foreign Service.
<p> <a href="https://government.cornell.edu/jessica-chen-weiss">Jessica Chen Weiss,</a> associate professor of government, and Ali Wyne, a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and a nonresident fellow at the Modern War Institute, have some advice for U.S. officials about their relationship with China, in this <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/02/opinion/us-china-nationalism.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage">New York Times opinion piece</a>.</p>
<p> The United States has ordered the Chinese consulate in Houston to close by Friday afternoon. This move, the Trump administration’s latest, could make it harder to repair the U.S.-China rift, writes Jessica Chen Weiss, associate professor of government, in <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/07/23/four-things-know-about-us-decision-close-chinese-consulate-houston/">an op-ed in the Washington Post</a>.</p>
<p> On Wednesday, the U.S. government ordered China to close its consulate in Houston saying the decision was made “to protect American intellectual property.” The State Department gave its Chinese counterpart three days to suspend its operation, according to a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson who added that China vowed to retaliate.</p>
<p> India and China clashed this week at the border between the two countries in the Himalayan mountains, resulting in numerous reported deaths of Indian and Chinese soldiers.</p>
<p> Navy Ensign Emily Ortwein ’20 had “one of the most special and exciting experiences of her life” May 22, the culmination of four years of rigorous military training.</p>
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the CAPS Class of 2020.Under any other circumstances I would have expressed such a sentiment to you and your families in person, here in Ithaca, most likely under sweltering skies with the promise of thunder in the air, as that is, each year to this one, how we have taken note of the...