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Workshop on Governing Global City-Regions in China and the West
Date: 2-4 June 2008 

Workshop on Governing Global City-Regions in China and the West: A Comparative Approach

This three day workshop, hosted by the School of Modern Languages and Cultures in association with the Fulbright - Hong Kong - America Center, takes a comparative approach to the issue of governing global city-regions in China and the West.

Discussions will centre on three main research objectives: a) What is the importance of city-regions in the world economy and how are they formed? b) What is the politics of city-regionalism and what political-administrative forms can it take? and c) Are these processes the same in the East and the West or are distinctive analytical and theoretical approaches needed?

Contributors include Prof. Peter Cheung,  Dr. K.E. Kuah-Pearce, Dr. Jiang Xu, Prof. Anthony Yeh, all of the University of Hong Kong, Prof. Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly of the University of Victoria, Prof. Paul Kantor of Fordham University, Prof. Peter Newman of the University of Westminster, Prof. Hank Savitch of the University of Louisville, Prof. Jianfa Shen of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Dr. Takashi Tsukamoto of the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Prof. Fulong Wu of Cardiff University, and Prof. Weiping Wu of Virginia Commonwealth University.

The programme for the workshop was put together by Dr. Ron Vogel who is currently Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor of American Studies at the University of Hong Kong. The workshop is supported by the U.S. Consulate General's Public Affairs Section.

Venue: G4, Tang Chi Ngong Building, HKU
Time: 9:00-17:30 (2-3 June) / 9:00-13:00 (4 June)
Date: 2-4 June 2008

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