Robert Scalapino Symposium


On October 14, 2010, NBR, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and The Asia Foundation sponsored the Robert Scalapino Symposium of the National Asia Research Program (NARP), hosted by the University of California-Berkeley’s Institute of East Asian Studies.

The Robert Scalapino Symposium brought together leading scholars and specialists from the West Coast and beyond to discuss critical Asia policy issues and to honor the exceptional career of Professor Robert Scalapino. The Symposium provided a forum for participants to engage and discuss issues of significant importance to U.S. policy in Asia and recognized the long-standing tradition of exemplary Asia Studies programs at West Coast universities.

The one-day Symposium included a series of panel presentations from select NARP associates and fellows, scholars from the University of California-Berkeley and other West Coast universities and featured a keynote address by Scalapino Prize winner David M. Lampton. The conference format included ample time for discussion and audience engagement. Panels addressed U.S.-Asia relations, globalization and regionalism in Asia, emerging political elites, and natural resource trends.

SYMPOSIUM OPENING REMARKS AND KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Symposium Welcoming Remarks

Wen-hsin Yeh, University of California-Berkeley
Richard Ellings, The National Bureau of Asian Research
Douglas Bereuter, The Asia Foundation

Introduction

Robert Hathaway, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars

Keynote Address: Sources of Mutual Strategic Suspicion in U.S.-China Relations

David Lampton, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS, Scalapino prize winner


PANEL 1: U.S.-Asia Relations in the 21st Century

Moderator
T. J. Pempel, University of California-Berkeley

Presentations

Challenges in Asia’s Regional Security Environment

Christopher Twomey, Naval Postgraduate School

Discussant

John Brandon, The Asia Foundation


PANEL 2: Globalization and Regionalism in Asia

Moderator
Bruce Tolentino, The Asia Foundation

Presentations

An American Place at an Asian Table? Regionalism and its Reasons

Donald Emmerson, Stanford University

The AMF Reborn? Implications of the Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralization
William Grimes, Boston University

The Limits of Regionalism in East Asia Today

David Kang, University of Southern California


PANEL 3: Governance in Asia: Emerging Political Elites

Moderator
Wen-hsin Yeh, University of California-Berkeley

Presentations

Political Stability and Reform in China

Susan Shirk, University of California-San Diego

Japan’s New Asianism: Threat or Opportunity?

Daniel Sneider, Stanford University

Discussant
Peter Lorentzen, University of California-Berkeley


PANEL 4: Natural Resource Trends in Asia

Moderator
Robert Hathaway, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Presentations

Energy Resources and China’s Economic Growth

David Roland-Holst, University of California-Berkeley

Energy Cooperation in Northeast Asia

Se Hyun Ahn, University of Seoul

Closing remarks and acknowledgements

Robert Hathaway, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars


HONORING DR. ROBERT SCALAPINO, THE “DEAN” OF ASIA STUDIES

Remarks

Wen Hsin-Yeh, University of California-Berkeley
Richard Ellings, The National Bureau of Asian Research
Gordon Hein, The Asia Foundation
Robert Scalapino, University of California-Berkeley


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