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Environmental policy and US-China relations. Women and law: literary representation in 21st century China. The Chinese American perspective of adversity, resilience, and success. Pace Confucius Institute hosts three end-of-year events.

From Mandarin classes and Chinese medicine to dumpling making and Taiji, the Confucius Institute at Pace University has been providing Chinese language and cultural education for six years. To close out another successful academic year, Pace CI presents three lectures on adversity, environmental policy, and women and law.

Adversity, Resilience, and Success—Chinese American Perspective
Saturday, May 9 | 3:30 p.m. | Bianco Room
Join Director of the Confucius Institute at Pace University and Psychology Professor Weihua Niu, PhD, as she moderates a panel featuring Irene Chung, PhD, associate professor, the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, and Hsu-Min Chiang, PhD, assistant professor in autism spectrum disorders and director of Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities, Teachers College, Columbia University.

Environmental Policy and US-China Relations
Monday, May 11 | 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. | 41 Park Row, Room 404

Jason J. Czarnezki, the Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law and executive director of environmental law programs at Pace Law School, leads a discussion on enviro policy and US-China relations. Prior to joining the Pace Law faculty, Czarnezki was faculty director of the US-China Partnership for Environmental Law and was a J. William Fulbright Scholar at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China. He has presented his work on environmentalism, natural resources law, food policy, and global climate policy at universities, public interest organizations, government institutions, and conferences throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. 

Women and Law: Literary Representation in 21st Century China
Friday, May 15 | 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. | 41 Park Row, Room 404

Yan Sun, PhD, professor of law and literature at Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), specializes in the interaction and intertextuality between legal documents and literary texts. She was a 2007–2008 Fulbright scholar and is a 2014–2015 research scholar at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY).