Newsroom > News > Press Releases > DePaul to host China Town Hall
By Lucil Macwan /
October 6, 2016 /
Posted in: College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences /
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger will appear
via live webcast to share how China’s rapid economic development has a direct
impact on the lives of Americans. William Hurst, a faculty member at
Northwestern University, will continue the conversation in Chicago with a
presentation: “China: Rising Power, Responsible Stakeholder, or Something
Else?” The event is co-organized by the National Committee
on U.S.-China Relations and DePaul's Chinese studies program.
“The relationship between the U.S. and China is
indisputably the most significant bilateral relation in the 21st century,” said
Li Jin, associate professor of Chinese at DePaul. “Mutual understanding helps
build bridges, which can lead to prosperity that will benefit not only the U.S.
and China, but also all other nations in the world,” said Jin, who directs
the Chinese studies program at DePaul.
“This event is particularly informative for the
American public during this presidential election season because misleading
information about U.S.-China relations is being politically construed,” said
Kissinger played an integral role in arranging former President
Richard Nixon’s visit to China in 1972, which was a turning point in U.S.-China
relations. He continues to be an advocate for collaboration between the two
nations, and his 2011 book “On China” delves into the inner workings of Chinese
Hurst is an expert on labor politics, contentious
politics, political economy, and the politics of law and legal institutions,
principally in China and Indonesia. He
is writing a book on the comparative politics of law and legal institutions in
China and Indonesia since 1949.
Admission to the event is free and open to the public.
RSVP at http://bit.ly/2dC6vry.
To learn more about DePaul’s Chinese studies program, visit