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A Liberal Silent Majority in China? A Big Data China Event

February 11, 2022 • 12:00 – 1:15 pm EST

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The CSIS Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics and the Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions (SCCEI) launch a new collaboration, Big Data China, to bridge the gap between cutting-edge quantitative academic research and the Washington policy community. Through regular multimedia features, written analysis, and public events, Big Data China identifies, analyzes, and introduces top academic research on China and then teases out the most relevant findings for today’s policy issues.

Please join the CSIS Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics for the launch of the inaugural feature, “Public Opinion in China: A Liberal Silent Majority?” which highlights the work of Stanford professors Jennifer Pan and Yiqing Xu on recent trends in Chinese public opinion. CSIS Trustee Chair Scott Kennedy and SCCEI co-director Scott Rozelle will offer opening remarks and moderate the panel discussion. Jennifer Pan and Yiqing Xu will present the main findings of their research. Panelists include Carla Freeman of the U.S. Institute of Peace, Suisheng Zhao of University of Denver, Bruce Dickson of George Washington University, and Jessica Chen Weiss of Cornell University and the U.S. Department of State.

This event is made possible by generous funding from Stanford University.

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Scott Kennedy
Senior Adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics

Scott Rozelle

Helen F. Farnsworth Senior Fellow & Co-director, Stanford Center on China's Economy and Institutions, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford University

Jennifer Pan

Associate Professor of Communication, Stanford University

Yiqing Xu

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

Carla Freeman

Senior Expert for China, United States Institute of Peace & Senior Fellow, SAIS Foreign Policy Institute

Suisheng Zhao

Professor & Director, Center for China-U.S. Cooperation, University of Denver

Bruce Dickson

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University

Jessica Chen Weiss

Professor of Government, Cornell University; Senior Advisor, Secretary's Policy Planning Staff, U.S. Department of State