• Venue for Exchange

    A premier venue where academics and practitioners meet to discuss U.S.-Chinese developments

  • Premier China Faculty

    Our diverse faculty offer in-depth expertise and specializations in finance and investment, justice processes, family and gender, demography, social unrest, health and safety.

  • Focus on China’s Rise

    Research and analysis focus on areas originating from China’s rise: economic growth, trade and investment, social development and justice, philanthropy and wealth management, risk and regulation.


Dorothy Solinger

Dorothy J. Solinger is one of the most published analysts of China's social and political developments over the past 40 years. She has published six books with single authorship, the last two of which won major scholarly awards.  Her works cover a range of topics, including the creation of the People's Republic and the politics of urban economic reform. She has been invited to speak in 19 countries and has published nearly 100 articles and book chapters; she has also been the recipient of numerous scholarly research grants.

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Poor China/Rich China

May 13, 2016: This year UC Irvine's annual China conference explores two polar sides of China's wealth spectrum and asks: Why and how did the country's economic "reform" produce a "new rich" and "new poor"? 

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Award-Winning Students

Students supervised by UCI Long Institute faculty have recently received awards and scholarships. Sarah Mellors, Ph.D. candidate in History (pictured at left), received a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Award to support research in China on birth control before the one-child family policy. Leksa Chmielewski Lee, Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology (pictured at right), was awarded the Society for East Asian Anthropology’s Bestor Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper.