Welcome to the home page of the Seventh Annual Young Scholars Forum on U.S.-China Relations. This page will contain important information pertaining to the conference, including the conference schedule, Zoom details, and information about how to access papers.

Paper Submission

Please use the form below to submit your conference paper. The deadline to submit papers is August 26, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET. If you would like to be considered for an award, please submit two versions. The first should include the paper title, authors, and affiliations. The second should be anonymized, and include no identifying information.

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Please find your panel below. At present, these panels are tentative and are subject to change depending on timezones and presenter availability. The conference schedule will be released in mid-August, 2022.

Raphael Piliero (Georgetown University), Yu Lin Lee (National Chengchi University). ‘Does the Tail Wag the Dragon? Domestic Attitudes and the Risk of Cross-Strait Conflict’.

Mallie Prytherch (Tsinghua University). ‘Current and Future U.S.-China Relations Through the Eyes of Chinese Youth at Top Universities’.

Keyu Chen (Georgia State University). ‘Digital Diplomacy in Comparative Lens: How do the Chinese and the US Diplomats Appeal to Digital Public?’

Yuhao Wang (Harvard University). ‘In the House: The Legislative Consequences of Chinese Foreign Direct Investment in the U.S.’.

Jonathan Elkobi (University of California, San Diego). ‘US-China Zigzag: Semantic Shifts in the US Congress Speeches on US Policy towards China and Taiwan’.

Shing Hon Lam (University of California, Los Angeles). ‘Trade and Preferences: When Does the Public Support Trade War?’

Cai Yuqian (Nanyang Technological University). ‘Why Not Co-Write the Rules? American Exceptionalism and Grand Strategy toward China’.

Xudong Zhu (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg). ‘NATO’s China Strategy and Its Influence’.

Kacie Kieko Miura (University of San Diego). ‘Explaining China’s Assertiveness in the Xi Era’.

Raven Witherspoon, Jenna Wichterman, Shivam Shankar Singh (Tsinghua University). ‘Lessons from Cold War Era Confidence-Building Measures in Preventing Sino-American Nuclear Escalation’.

Jackie Wong (University of Southern California). ‘Don’t Say It is Not Predictable: Chinese Official Rhetoric and Crisis Escalation’.

Maria Adele Carrai (New York University, Shanghai). ‘Infrastructure Development in Africa: Opportunities and risks for US-China collaboration’.

Leon Langdon (New York University). ‘Keeping Your Friends Close? To What Extent is the Lancang Mekong Cooperation Framework a Vehicle for Meaningful Cooperation or for the Extension of Chinese Hegemony in the Region?’.

Sadie Ntsoaki Statman (Tsinghua University). ‘China’s South-South Cooperation: How Beijing Approaches Development Assistance in Sub-Saharan Africa’.

Feng Ye (University of Shanghai for Science and Technology) and Zhen Wang (China Studies Institute, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences). ‘China’s Policy towards South Pacific Island Nations: Motives, Opportunities and Prospects’.

Scott Singer (University of Oxford). ‘Public opinion in the UK on tech interdependence risks with the US and China’.

Zenobia Chan (Princeton University). ‘Affluence without Influence? The Inducement Dilemma in Economic Statecraft’.

Philip Rogers (University of California, Berkeley). ‘There is No Entities List for Patent Filings: The Policy Implications of Huawei and ZTE as Patent Powers’.

Tian He (University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen). ‘Strengthening the America Strategy? Motives and Limits to the US Semiconductor Policy under Biden’.

Kayla Blomquist (University of Oxford). ‘China’s AI soft power strategy’.

Zhu Zhang (Fairfield University). ‘U.S. Economic Sanctions on China’s Companies and Chinese Countermeasures’.


The brochure of conference organizers, speakers, presenters, and discussants will be available in late August.


This year’s conference partners are the Carter Center and the Institute for Global Cooperation and Understanding at Peking University.