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Universities Service Centre for China Studies

Symposium on Chinese Society and Policy

Retrospective and Prospective of China's Education System

Since the reform and opening-up, China's economy has boomed along with social progress, achievements which have drawn the world's attention. However, the transformation of the economy and social structure has created all kinds of conflicts and problems. Since 2013, the Chinese government has repeatedly stressed the will to eradicate poverty, to improve people's livelihood, and to gradually achieve common prosperity. This involves the implementation of related policies to promote social development. China's decision-making policy is a collaborative effort among government, academia, think tanks, and the target group, in which academics and think tanks play an irreplaceable essential role.

To promote relevant academic exchanges and policy researches, the Universities Service Centre for China Studies of the Chinese University of Hong Kong will hold a series of seminars on Chinese Society and Policy. The theme of the fifth meeting is “Retrospective and Prospective of China's Education System ", which will be held on 23 July 2019. We invite speakers from mainland China, overseas, as well as Hong Kong based scholars, to engage in dialogues on how to improve China’s education system and policy, with respect to coverage of vulnerable groups, such as rural students. We welcome experts and scholars from various fields to discuss the current situation and future of Chinese education system.

Date:Tuesday, 23 July 2019


Venue:Universities Service Centre for China Studies, 8/F, Tin Ka Ping Building, CUHK

(At Exit A, MTR "University" Station, take 1A shuttle bus to "University Administration Building")

Organizer:Universities Service Centre for China Studies, CUHK

Special thanks to Oxfam Hong Kong

9:15 am-9:30 am


Prof. Pierre Landry (Director of USC)


9:30 am-10:30 am

Prof. Joshua Ka-ho Mok (Lingnan University)

Prof. Shiru WangThe Heng Seng University of Hong Kong

10:30 am-11:00 am


11:00 am-11:15am



11:15 am-12:15 pm

Prof. Emily Hannum (University of Pennsylvania)

Prof. Zeyun LiuBeijing Normal University

12:30 pm-12:45 pm



2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Prof. Peidong Sun (Fudan University)

Prof. Xiaobo LuUniversity of Texas at Austin

3:00 pm-3:30 pm


3:30 pm-3:45 pm



3:45 pm-4:45 pm

Prof. Shuangye Chen (East China Normal University)

Prof. Zhaohui Chu (National Institute of Education Sciences)

4:45 pm-5:15 pm


5:15 pm-5:30 pm


All are welcome!