April 24, 2020

The CBSI executive board members Stephen Roddy and Xiaohua Yang were part of the panel on socioeconomic responses to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis

On Wednesday, April 8, 12–1:15 p.m.

the Center of Teaching Excellence and the Office of International Initiatives co-hosted a panel discussion on “The Economy and the Common Good in Times of Pandemics: International Perspectives”.  CBSI executive board members Stephen Roddy, Professor and Chair of Modern & Classical Languages in the College of Arts and Sciences, Xiaohua Yang, Professor of International Business were part of this timely panel on COVID-19, along with CBSI faculty member Marco Tavanti, Professor of Non-profit Administration and Sweta Chaturvedi Thota, Associate Professor of Marketing, hosted by Center of Teaching Excellence and Office...

April 15, 2020

Leaders, experts, and students gathered virtually to share their thoughts on medical and economic aspects of the Covid-19

On April 15, 2020, China Business Studies Initiative (CBSI) at the University of San Francisco hosted its first webinar: “Saving Lives and Livelihoods: What can the US Learn from Other Nations?” 

This webinar took up the interconnected medical and economic aspects of the COVID-19 crisis as it has unfolded across the globe, with a focus on containing the virus while avoiding wholescale economic collapse. In particular, the event highlighted how US deficiencies in both coordinating the public health response and implementing international collaboration can be compared to the successes in East Asian and other nations, and offered suggestions for how to reallocate resources i...

April 1, 2020

CBSI Senior Executive Board Member Professor Stephen Roddy has been awarded a one-year research fellowship by the International Research Center for Japanese Studies (国際日本文化研究センター)for his project titled "Lyrical Ethnography: The Power of Affect in Late-Premodern East Asia".  The Center (known colloquially as Nichibunken) was established in 1987 in the Arashiyama district of Kyoto, where it has become one of the preeminent institutions promoting international research in multiple disciplines of Japanese Studies. 

Congratulations on achieving this significant honor, Professor Roddy!

March 30, 2020

The China AGI course, sponsored by China Business Studies Initiative and led by professor Roger Chen and Liang Wang, was originally designed for USF students to visit Shenzhen, China during the 2020 spring break. After months of planning, everything was almost set to go by January, when we learned the outbreak of the COVID-19 in China.  Within a short time, CBSI Director, Xiaohua Yang and AGI faculty partnered with Associate Vice Provost Anastasia Vrachnos and her International Initiatives team to revamp the format of the study trip and to design a completely new glocalized China-Silicon Valley immersion program in the Bay Area to provide both academically sound and practically exciting experience to students. 

Everything was set to go again after CBSI mobilized its vast indu...

February 11, 2020

School of Management Professor of International Business and Director of the China Business Studies Initiative Xiaohua Yang weighs in on China's interest in replicating Silicon Valley's mix of technology, urban development, and innovation in China's "Greater Bay Area.”

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