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How China Has Responded to SARS and COVID-19 (Dali Yang, University of Chicago)
Tuesday, April 06, 2021, 04:00pm - 05:30pm
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This talk is co-sponsored by Rutgers Global-China Office. It is open to the public, but registration is required. Click here to register.



Drawing on ongoing work on China’s responses to SARS (2002-2004) and Covid-19 (2019-2020), Professor Dali Yang reviews the trajectories of the two coronavirus crises in China and discuss how the complex interplay of actors--including the national and subnational health bureaucracies and CDCs, national leaders, medical professionals, whistleblowers, and the World Health Organization-- shaped China’s responses to these public health emergencies. Special attention is given to how the institutional and organizational reforms embodying the lessons learned from the SARS crisis have affected the responses to the outbreak in Wuhan.


Dali L. Yang is the William Claude Reavis Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago. His research is focused on the politics of China’s development and governance and their global implications. More information on his research and publications can be found at


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