Back to School on Chinese IP


Mark Allen Cohen

Visiting Professor of Law, Fordham Law School, New York City. Formerly, Director, International Intellectual Property Policy, Microsoft Corporation. This posting was first published on Mark's blog, Chinese IPR,

Law schools in North America will soon be back in session, and I thought it would be a useful to do a roundup of academic programs on Chinese IP, focusing on programs for United States students.  Based on data and my own personal experience, the pipeline of talented young American law students who are interested in IP and speak Chinese remains thin, especially when compared to the rapid growth of interest in China-IP related activities. However, as this blog suggests, it is growing.

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Can International Students Work in China?


David Davies

Australian lawyer, and Vice-President (Education), Australia-China Youth Association

Foreigners can enter and exit the Chinese mainland using one of eight visa types issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. These eight are marked with phonetic letters D, Z, X, F, L, G, C, J-1 and J-2 respectively.

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Introducing China’s Third Species (Female PhDs)


Sinograduate Education Series


Jokes about women PhDs are many in China. The most famous and ignominious is that earth has three species – men, women and women PhDs. A well-known writer of kungfu novels, Jin Yong, writes of women with bachelor’s degrees as Huang Rong (clever and beautiful), but by the time of reaching PhD level female characters become comparable to Meijueshitai – old nuns with kungfu skills whom are cruel, fierce and ugly.

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Studying in English in Hong Kong and Beijing: Three Differences



The author is a China-based diplomat.


Hong Kong and Beijing boast some of the best universities in Asia. Having studied at the University of Hong Kong and Peking University, here is my personal take on three differences between studying in English in Hong Kong and Beijing: 

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Studying Tourism in China: The Top 20 Schools


Oliver Sedlinger and Dr. Lauren Johnston


The tourism industry demands a wide range of skills of its talent pool – mobility, multi-lingualism, ability to serve, cultural awareness and operational management skills among them. The tourism industry in China is growing faster than the national rate of growth, and added nearly $US1trn to GDP last year.

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Five Reasons to do a Degree in China; and Five not to


Sinograduate Education Series

An increasing number of students from around the world are enrolling in degree-programs in China. Additionally, an increasing number of joint-PhD and joint-degree programs are being set up between Chinese and non-Chinese universities, largely for graduate students, but also including undergraduate degrees.

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Conducting Fieldwork in China


Dr. Tabitha Mallory

Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program Post-Doctoral Fellow


If youre a masters or Ph.D. student conducting social science research on China for your thesis or dissertation, at some point you might find yourself in China for fieldwork. Having recently spent a year in China for my own dissertation fieldwork, here are some suggestions for a successful (or at least not overwhelmingly painful) fieldwork experience in China.

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Alice in the Confucius China Studies Program


Alice Guisto

PhD Candidate, School of Journalism and Communication, Peking University


I agreed to fairy exchange some knowledge service with a friend few hours ago, and here I am, trying to figure out how and why I ended up being a PhD Student officially enrolled at Peking University. To make a long story short: I think I was made for China. and studying in China, and now I am supported to do this by the Confucius China Studies Program, which I herein explain.

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Anti-Corruption By Degree: China’s Crackdown Moves to the Academic Sector


Dr. Lauren Johnston

Co-Founder and Director for Education and Economics, Sinograduate


The financial crisis of 2008 brought China’s decades-long reliance on cheap manufacturing exports to induce extraordinary growth and savings rates to a spluttering end. The plan henceforth is to stimulate domestic-led growth through science and innovation. As a consequence China’s universities and research community are now more important than ever within the broader Chinese national vision and economic reform process.

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China Student Visa Update: X Marks the What?


Sinograduate Education Series Update


In late 2013 China changed its visa system for foreign aliens. This piece offers a simple related update, focusing on three key points as applying to students: 1) Explanation of the new X1 vs X2 visas; 2) Can students now work in China?; 3) Can students work in China after graduating with a Chinese degree?

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