“The Rise of Public Opinion in China,” an upcoming international conference at the UI, will bring together leading scholars and distinguished guest speakers Friday and Saturday, October 18–19, 2013, on the University of Iowa campus.
The rise of public opinion and mass political activism in recent years has promoted the development of public opinion research on China and further facilitated the integration of China in the comparative framework of social science theories. The goal of this conference is to synthesize the recent academic activities in Chinese public opinion research, allowing scholars to share their cutting–edge research findings in this rapidly emerging field.
See the full conference schedule at http://clas.uiowa.edu/polisci/news-and-events/rise-public-opinion-china-international-conference-link-complete-conference-schedule 
Presenters from the conference will be featured on a WorldCanvass program Friday, Oct. 18, at 5 p.m. in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol Museum. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://international.uiowa.edu/worldcanvass .
This conference is sponsored by the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies in International Programs, the Benjamin F. Shambaugh Memorial Fund, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Political Science.
For more information, contact conference organizer Wengfang Tang at wenfang–firstname.lastname@example.org  or (319) 335–2346.