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12:30 pm

Critical Issues Confronting China Series featuring Yuen Yuen Ang – China’s Corrupt Meritocracy

March 3 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Speaker: Yuen Yuen Ang, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan Portrayals of China’s political economy tend to be divided, with one side depicting it as a Confucian-style meritocracy, and the other arguing that the regime is a kleptocracy. In fact, neither view is correct: in the Chinese officialdom, competence and corruption can go Read More »

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1:15 pm

Robert Morrison – Scientific Exchange at the Courts of Mehmed II and Bayezid II

March 3 @ 1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Speaker: Robert Morrison, Professor and Chair, Department of Religion, Bowdoin College The courts of the Ottoman sultans Mehmed II (d. 1481) and Bayezid II (d. 1512) were, on one hand, the site of significant developments of earlier scientific traditions inherited from Iran and Central Asia. On the other hand, scholars at the Ottoman court were Read More »

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