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Karla W Simon quoted in Reuters article

Karla Simon quoted in Reuters article "China charity law set to boost public trust in charities"

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Karla Simon updates her blog on philanthropy and civil society in China

The March post is available on the Latest from Alliance website

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Karla Simon and Dejian Li post Move to Regulate Foreign NGOs in China

In China the first attempt to enact a comprehensive legal framework regulating foreign NGOs is being carried out. This event has been paid much attention by the foreign media.

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Karla Simon updates her blog on philanthropy and civil society in China

The September post is available on the Latest from Alliance website

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Karla W. Simon gives China Civil Society Controversies and Contradictions presentation to SEED Camp 2014

Karla W. Simon presented China Civil Society Controversies and Contradictions at Harvard Kennedy School SEED Camp August, 2014

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ICCSL Opens Office in Beijing in Partnership with CPRI

On June 11, 2014, the International Center for Charity Sector Law (ICCSL) opened its China office in connection with its partner China Philanthropy Research Institute (CPRI).

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Civil Society in China

The new post on direct registration rules, charity, and social enterprise is available on the Alliance website.

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Karla Simon quoted in Bloomberg Businessweek

ICCSL Chair Karla Simon was quoted in Bloomberg Businessweek article "China's Officials Muzzle Labor Activists."

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Karla Simon Invited to Give Comments on Draft Shenzhen Charity Regulations

Karla Simon invited to give comments on draft Shenzhen charity regulations. Read the comments here.

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Karla W. Simon has received an invitation to be a Visiting Scholar at Harvard's Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

Effective August 1, 2014. She and Dr. Irish will take up part-time residence n Cambridge beginning in May. Her proposed research agenda has been posted here

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Civil society in China

The March post is available on the Latest from Alliance website.

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Context China - China Cracks Open the Door for Civil Society

Karla Simon quoted in an article regarding China Civil Society on Content China website .

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Karla Simon updates her blog on philanthropy and civil society in China

The February post is available on the Latest from Alliance website

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Humanitarian Times Names CIVIL SOCIETY IN CHINA the Third Best Book

Humanitarian Times names CIVIL SOCIETY IN CHINA the third best book on its top ten list of humanitarian publications for 2013. See reviews, book talks and more here:

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Karla Simon updates her blog on philanthropy and civil society in China

The January post is available on the Latest from Alliance website

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Karla Simon updates her blog on philanthropy and civil society in China

The December post is available on the Latest from Alliance website

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Civil Society in China - Book Review by Sheng Ding in Journal of Chinese Political Science

Amid China’s three and a half decades of economic modernization, a significant development in Chinese society is the rise of civil society organizations (CSOs) that manifest the interests and will of Chinese citizens.

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Development of Charitable Trusts in the United States presented at Philanthropy Forum in Beijing

Chien-Chung Huang, Silai Yi, and Shuang Lu of the Huamin Research Center, Rutgers University presented at the Philanthropy Forum in Beijing

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Dr. Leon E. Irish and Karla W. Simon Present "Charitable Contributions in the United States" in Beijing

Leon Irish and Karla Simon keynote at Philanthropy Forum in Beijing on November 14. Slides of talk are available here:

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Dr. Leon E. Irish and Prof. Karla W. Simon Present "Legal and Fiscal Innovations in East Asia" in Seoul

Presented at the Eighth ISTR Asia Pacific Regional Conference Nonprofit Law, Policy and Practice: Evolution and Evaluation Program in Seoul.

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Karla Simon Presents "Growing Charity in China" at American Evaluation Association

Karla Simon presented a talk on "Growing Charity in China: What Legal Changes Would Help" at the American Evaluation Assocation October 19, 2013

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China’s Social Organizations Could Help Tamp Social Unrest - WSJ Book Review

Review of Karla Simon's “Civil Society in China: The Legal Framework from Ancient Times to the ‘New Reform Era,’” by Stanley Lubman in Wall Street Journal's China Real Time Report.

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ICCSL Press Release - High Level Event Supporting Civil Society at 68th UN General Assembly

The International Center for Civil Society Law (ICCSL) announces it great pleasure that there was a High Level Event on Supporting Civil Society around the time of the 68th United Nations General Assembly.

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Prof. Karla W. Simon, has resigned from CUA

The International Center for Civil Society Law (ICCSL) announces that its co-founder and chairperson, Prof. Karla W. Simon, has resigned from her position as Research Professor at the Catholic University of America (CUA) effective October 2, 2013.

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Karla Simon gives SCOPSCR UNDP Presentation

Powerpoint presented at Beijing conference available here

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Karla Simon updates her blog on philanthropy and civil society in China

The September post is available on the Latest from Alliance website

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Karla Simon Presents "Changing the Culture of Charity in China "

Developments with regard to charity “legislation” in Shenzhen

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Karla Simon Presents "Growing Charity in China" at the Social Good Summit at Shenzhen Charity Fair

Karla Simon presented a talk on "Growing Charity in China" to the Social Good Summit at Shenzhen Charity Fair Sept 21, 2013

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Karla Simon presents to the Forum on NGO Governance and Management in China

Meaningful Changes in the Legal Environment for Civil Society Organizations: Their Relationship to Larger Trends in China's "New" Governance

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Civil Society in China - Book Review by Shawn Shieh, Alliance magazine

Karla Simon’s clearly written, meticulously researched book admirably fills the pressing need for a comprehensive overview of philanthropy and civil society in China.

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Karla Simon updates her blog on philanthropy and civil society in China

The August post is available on the Latest from Alliance website

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Karla Simon updates her blog on philanthropy and civil society in China

The July post is available on the Latest from Alliance website

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Karla Simon's Civil Society in China book interview with Asia Society now available online at ChinaFile

This is the definitive book on the legal and fiscal framework for civil society organizations (CSOs) in China from earliest times to the present day.

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Karla Simon is featured as a guest on China Specialists Global Post blog

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in China after March 2013 National People’s Congress available

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Karla Simon updates her blog on philanthropy and civil society in China

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Karla W. Simon's new book Civil Society in China The Legal Framework from Ancient Times to the "New Reform Era" was the subject of two public presentations recently.

One, held at the East-West Center in Washington, DC on April 24 featured a book talk with Dr. Susan Weld of Georgetown Law School's LawAsia as Discussant.

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Listserv for people interested in civil society in China - Instructions for joining

Professor Karla Simon is managing a listserv for people interested in civil society in China, hosted by CUA Law School.

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Karla Simon updates her blog on philanthropy and civil society in China

The April post is available on the Latest from Alliance website

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A Conversation with Yijia Jing | "Government-Nonprofit Collaboration in Mainland China"

Hosted by the Brody Forum and the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership.

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Karla Simon updates her blog on philanthropy and civil society in China

The March post is available on the Latest from Alliance website

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Website for Karla Simon's forthcoming book set up at OUP

Available on the Oxford University Press website. To receive a flyer for a copy at an early bird price, contact her assistant, Donna Snyder,

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Karla Simon updates her blog on philanthropy and civil society in China

The January post is available on the Latest from Alliance website

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Listserv for people interested in civil society in China - Instructions for joining

Professor Karla Simon is managing a listserv for people interested in civil society in China, hosted by CUA Law School.

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Karla Simon updates her blog on philanthropy and civil society in China

The December post is available on the Latest from Alliance website

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Civil society can help China modernise

David Yang and Karla Simon published an Op ED in the South China Morning Post on December 1, 2012.

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