Established in fall 2010, the Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies was created to enhance the work of faculty and graduate researchers at Western Michigan University who have expertise in some field of Sinology, or teaching or research interests in China.

52nd Werner Sichel Lecture Series 2015-16

The Impacts of China's Rise on the Pacific and the World

Wednesday, Sept. 23

  • "The U.S. and the China Challenge," by Dr. Murray Scot Tanner, senior research scientist, China Studies Division CNA Corporation, Noon, 3502 Knauss. Sponsored by the Light Center for Chinese Studies. Information.

Timothy Light Lecture Series On China

The Light Center is hosting two lectures in its fall 2015 lecture series:

Thursday, Sept. 24

  • "Changes and Challenges to Food Marketing Systems in Urban China," by Dr. Ann Veeck, professor of marketing in WMU's Haworth College of Business, 4:30 p.m. in 1028 Brown Hall. Drawn from more than 20 years of research on the changing food marketing systems of urban China, Veeck’s talk will focus on findings from her Light Center-funded study on new food consumption patterns in Nanjing, China. Information.

Thursday, Oct. 15

  • "The Rapid Wartime Growth of Communism as the Local Revolution," by Dr. Patrick Fuliang Shan, associate professor of history at Grand Valley State University, 4:30 p.m. in 1028 Brown Hall. Shan will present a new approach to analyzing the rapid wartime growth of Chinese communism in this talk. Information.

A research center of the Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education.