University of Wisconsin–Madison

Red Cap Lecture On China's Economy in Transition

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The Wisconsin China Initiative, working with campus partners, coordinated a second annual program to meet with incoming students and their parents in China

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Nanjing President Kuang Yaming 匡亚明 greeting a 1979 delegation from UW-Madison.

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Connect with China and the UW through community interaction and engagement.


Chinese students have long used the poetic phrase 梦到她, or “dreaming of her,” to refer to Lake Mendota (as seen above in a 1922 photo), a campus landmark. Learn more about the rich history of UW and China.


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Fall Semester Calendar

  • Oct 10 (Wednesday) – 4:30-6:00pm, Memorial Union Tripp Commons. “China’s Crisis of Success” with William Overholt, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School. This “Red Cap Lecture on China and Global Economics” is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin China Initiative, the East Asian Legal Studies Center, the Department of Economics and the Wisconsin School of Business.
  • Oct 22 (Monday) – 3:30pm, 212 University Club. A talk by Judd Kinzley on the rocky foundations of the US-China relationship, the history of a US foreign aid regime, and the formation of the Cold War Pacific
  • Nov 15 (Thursday) – 4:30pm, Pyle Center. Hilldale Lecture Series talk on Chinese language and technology by Thomas Mullaney, Stanford University.