Mr. Schmitz elaborates on selected people that were discussed in his book “Street of Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road.”

Religious Revival in China

Dr. Madsen discusses the growth, or revival, of spiritual beliefs and practices in China which are neither “religious” nor “secular”

The Chinese and American Education Systems

Dr. Frank Chong discusses trends in student demographics, college readiness, technology, and growth of for-profits colleges in the U.S., in contrast to the Chinese Educational system. (See Lenora Chu’s talk on the Chinese Education System.)