2008

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28 Nov. 2008 – ACO Conference: “Paradoxal China: Western Perceptions, Eastern Realities?”

On Friday 28 November 2008 ACO organized a one-day conference in Groningen. The conference consisted of a conference introduction, two keynote-speeches and multiple panel discussions. The event was attended by more than one hundred people from NGOS, the government, business and academic sector alike. Beneath we have listed all speeches and panel discussions, including a multitude of the held presentations.


Keynote-speech Education and Research in China and the Dutch Scientific Community’s Response by Mr. Dirk Jan van den Berg, President Technical University Delft & former Dutch Ambassador to China

Keynote-speech Chinese Investments in The Netherlands: Why China is Attracted to The Netherlands by Mr. Roy Ho Ten Soeng, Chair of the Dutch-China Association (VNC) and Mayor of Medemblik

Conference Introduction China and the West: What We See is What We Want to See by Prof. Peter Ho, Director of the Centre for Development Studies, University of Groningen and Chair ACO


Panel: China’s Science and Education: Collaborator or Competitor?

Chair: Dr. Dirk-Jan van den Berg, President Technical University Delft & former Dutch Ambassador to China
Organizer: Charlotte van Hees, senior officer, VSNU


Panel: Rethinking China’s History: From Mao and Red Guards to Tian’anmen

Chair: Prof. Stefan Landsberger, Amsterdam University
Discussants: Floris-Jan van Luyn and Aernout Bouwman
Organizer: Dr. Leo Douw, Senior Lecturer, Amsterdam University

  • China’s Time-lag in Economic Development Prof. Barend ter Haar, Leiden University
  • Confucianism and Civil Society Dr. Leo Douw, Amsterdam University
  • The Politics of Remembering and Forgetting in Contemporary China
  • Prof. Tak-wing Ngo, Erasmus University

Panel: Organizing Your Business: China Low Cost Producer or Source of Knowledge?

Chair: Prof. Koos Krabbendam, Professor of Operations Management, University of Twente (presentation)
Organizer: Prof. Koos Krabbendam, Professor of Operations Management, University of Twente


Panel: Human Rights and Good Governance in China: Our Values, Chinese Values?

Chair: Gerard Steeghs, Minister Plenipotentiary, Dutch Royal Embassy, Beijing              Organizer: Prof. Peter Ho, Groningen University


Panel: China’s Politics: Post-1989 Perceptions and Impact on Sino-Western Relations

Chair: Dr. Frans-Paul v.d Putten, Institute Clingendael
Organizer: Dr. Frans-Paul v.d Putten, Institute Clingendael


Panel: China’s Impact on Africa: New Imperialist, Donor or Partner?

Chair: Prof. Meine Pieter van Dijk, ISS
Organizer: Prof. Meine Pieter van Dijk, ISS


Panel: Chinese Investments in The Netherlands: Is China Taking over?

Chair: Prof. Haico Ebbers, University Nyenrode
Organizer: Prof. Haico Ebbers, University Nyenrode


Panel: Needles, Mushrooms and Dried Animals: Chinese traditional medicine versus Western knowledge

Chair: Professor Dr. Oliver Kayser,  Pharmaceutical Biology, University of Groningen
Organizer: Prof. Henk Kauffman, University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG). (presentation).
Discussant: Dr. Sicco van der Heide, Biochemist; Laboratory of Allergy and Lung Diseases, Laboratory Centre, Groningen

  • Introduction to the Panel Professor Dr. Oliver Kayser Dr. Mei Wang, Senior Researcher TNO, SU BioMedicine
  • Chinese medicine, a source of inspiration for drug development?                 Pharmacognosy and TCM Prof.Dr. Rob Verpoorte, Senior researcher, Dept Pharmacognosy, Section Metabolomics
  • Facts and fictions around TCM Zhu Y.P. TCM, Hwa To Centre for Chinese Medicine, Groningen

Other participants: Cees van der Gondel (Chief Scientific Officer, Leiden University, Inst Biology); Paul van der Logt (Principal Scientist Unilever Research); Mw Marja Pronk (Health Care Consultant and Allergene Registration).


Panel: Media after the Olympics: The Chinese King Kong under control?

Chair: Yiu Fai Chow, Amsterdam School of Communication Research, University of Amsterdam
Organizer: Dr. Jeroen de Kloet, Amsterdam University


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