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Iowa City IA 52242
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Death of Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Jae-On Kim, University of Iowa professor of sociology
and director of the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS), is available
for comment on the political and social implications of the death of 92-year-old
Deng Xiaoping, who is reputed to have "opened China's economy to the
world while maintaining strict ideological control."
UI's Kim is an expert on political sociology in Asia, particularly in China
and Japan, and is currently researching survey data regarding political and
economic issues in China.
Kim can be reached at the CAPS today at (319)335-1304.