Alumni Reunion

50th Anniversary Celebration

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Alumni Reunion

October 20-22, 2011

The Center for Chinese Studies will be celebrating its 50th anniversary during Fall Term 2011. As part of our anniversary celebration, we will be holding an Alumni Reunion for all University of Michigan M.A. and Ph.D. graduates in Chinese Studies during October 20-22, 2011. Activities planned for the reunion include an international conference on the study of the modern Chinese state, an evening lecture presentation on “Prospects for US-China Relations” by Kenneth Lieberthal, a tour of a U-M Museum of Art exhibit on contemporary Chinese woodblock prints and an evening UMS performance of the Cloud Gate Dance Theater of Taiwan. We extend an invitation to all graduates who have been associated with our center during the past 50 years to attend.

Registration is required for these events, and we look forward to hearing from you. Please send any questions you may have to: or call 734-764-4189.

Deadline for registration is October 1, 2011. (Register here.)

Calendar of Events:

Thursday, October 20th:

6:00pm: Reception
Blau Auditorium Lobby
Ross School of Business
701 Tappan

7:00pm: “Prospects for US-China Relations”
A presentation by Kenneth Lieberthal
Blau Auditorium
Ross School of Business
Click to view flyer

Friday, October 21st:

8:30am-6:00pm: Conference to Honor Kenneth Lieberthal
“The Study of the Modern Chinese State”
Room R2210 Ross Business School
701 Tappan

A complete schedule for the conference will be available by September 1st. Panels will be focusing on four main areas: governance, public opinion, state-society and methods.

Conference Lunch: Please RSVP if you will be attending the conference and the lunch at 1:00pm on Friday.

7:00pm: Conference Dinner 
Apse of the U-M Museum of Art
525 S. State Street

Saturday, October 22nd:
1:00pm: “Multiple Impressions: Contemporary Chinese Woodblock Print Exhibit”
Curated tour with Professor Xiaobing Tang
Exhibit Gallery of the U-M Museum of Art
Click to view flyer

8:00pm: UMS Performance “Water Stains on the Wall”
Cloud Gate Dance Theater
Power Center
121 Fletcher
UMS website

RSVP: It’s important that we know exactly which of these events you would like to attend.

Please register to attend by no later than October 1, 2011. You can register on-line or call 734-764-4189 

Alumni Reunion Registration Form

50th Anniversary Celebration

Alumni Reunion

October 20-22, 2011

Full Name:

First Name:


Middle Name:


Family Name:


Phone Number: (in xxx-xxx-xxxx format)

Email Address:
(This field must be completed if you plan to send this form via e-mail.)

I am an alum of the following U-M graduate degree program or programs in Chinese Studies:



Highest Degree obtained:

Year you graduated:

I will attend the following events: (Check all that apply)

Thursday, October 20, 2011
7:00pm: Public Lecture by Kenneth Lieberthal:

Friday, October 21, 2011
Conference on the Study of the Modern Chinese State:

Conference Lunch:

Conference Dinner:
*Dinner fee is $35 paid in advance for alumni not presenting a paper at the conference

Saturday, October 22, 2011

1:00pm: Tour of Contemporary Chinese Woodblock Print Exhibit

8:00pm: UMS Performance by the Cloud Gate Dance Theater