Events

Modern China Lecture Series Featuring Fei-Hsien Wang – Everybody Loves Qianlong: Vernacular Fantasies, Cultural Consumption, and the “Prosperous Age” in Post-Imperial China

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALs0xHS1uIg https://soundcloud.com/fairbank-center/everybody-loves-qianlong-with-fei-hsien-wang Read the transcript of the event here. Speaker: Fei-Hsien Wang, Associate Professor, Department of History, Indiana University Bloomington Examining a wide range of cultural products and genres from …

Modern China Lecture Series Featuring Fei-Hsien Wang – Everybody Loves Qianlong: Vernacular Fantasies, Cultural Consumption, and the “Prosperous Age” in Post-Imperial China

Modern China Lecture Series Featuring Covell Meyskens – Mao’s Massive Military Industrial Campaign to Defend Cold War China

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGH8wYKggXk https://soundcloud.com/fairbank-center/maos-massive-military-industrial-campaign-to-defend-cold-war-china-with-covell-meyskens Read the transcript of the event here. Speaker: Covell Meyskens, Assistant Professor of Chinese History, Naval Postgraduate School In 1964, the Chinese Communist Party made a momentous policy …

Modern China Lecture Series Featuring Covell Meyskens – Mao’s Massive Military Industrial Campaign to Defend Cold War China

Modern China Lecture Series featuring Eddy U – A New Approach to Studying the Chinese Intellectual

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80ptVvXWrKI https://soundcloud.com/fairbank-center/a-new-approach-to-studying-the-chinese-intellectual-with-eddy-u?in=fairbank-center/sets/public-lecture-series-fairbank Read the transcript of the event here. Speaker: Eddy U, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Davis No system of rule has objectified the intellectual as much as …

Modern China Lecture Series featuring Eddy U – A New Approach to Studying the Chinese Intellectual

Modern China Lecture Series featuring Andrew B. Liu – Tea War: A History of Capitalism in China and India

https://youtu.be/LM5J3E5pDmQ https://soundcloud.com/fairbank-center/tea-war-a-history-of-capitalism-in-china-and-india-with-andrew-b-liu?in=fairbank-center/sets/public-lecture-series-fairbank Read the transcript for the event here. Speaker: Andrew B. Liu, Assistant Professor of History, Villanova University Tea remains the world’s most popular commercial drink today, and at …

Modern China Lecture Series featuring Andrew B. Liu – Tea War: A History of Capitalism in China and India

Modern China Lecture Series featuring E. Elena Songster – Presenting the Panda: The Symbolic Transformation of Animal to Ambassador to Advocate

https://youtu.be/ogWW2WSGSio https://soundcloud.com/fairbank-center/presenting-the-panda-with-e-elena-songster?in=fairbank-center/sets/public-lecture-series-fairbank Speaker: E. Elena Songster, Professor of History, History Department, Saint Mary's College of California The giant panda stumbled into ambassador work. Profoundly successful, its diplomatic roles multiplied and evolved, but …

Modern China Lecture Series featuring E. Elena Songster – Presenting the Panda: The Symbolic Transformation of Animal to Ambassador to Advocate

Modern China Lecture Series featuring Taomo Zhou – Leveraging Liminality: Shenzhen and the Origins of China’s Reform and Opening

https://youtu.be/dPpcJSF2k4w https://soundcloud.com/fairbank-center/leveraging-liminality-shenzhen-and-the-origins-of-chinas-reform-and-opening-with-taomo-zhou?in=fairbank-center/sets/public-lecture-series-fairbank Speaker: Taomo Zhou, Assistant Professor of History, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Immediately north of Hong Kong, Shenzhen is China’s most successful Special Economic Zone (SEZ). Commonly known as …

Modern China Lecture Series featuring Taomo Zhou – Leveraging Liminality: Shenzhen and the Origins of China’s Reform and Opening

Modern China Lecture Series featuring Jeremy Brown and Louisa Lim – Reassessing June Fourth: New Approaches and Sources on the Tiananmen Protests and Beijing Massacre

Speakers:Jeremy Brown, Professor, Department of History, Simon Fraser UniversityLouisa Lim, Journalist and Lecturer, University of Melbourne Part of the Modern China lecture series https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Evla4wWSkKI&list=PLdMj8AtCCOREyCyE0QZzx7AOnzHnNOgJe&index=9&t=2s https://soundcloud.com/fairbank-center/reassessing-june-fourth-with-jeremy-brown-and-louisa-lim   How significant were the …

Modern China Lecture Series featuring Jeremy Brown and Louisa Lim – Reassessing June Fourth: New Approaches and Sources on the Tiananmen Protests and Beijing Massacre

Modern China Lecture Series Featuring Isabella Weber – How China Escaped Shock Therapy: The Market Reform Debate

  https://youtu.be/Vu34m6CeK5w https://soundcloud.com/fairbank-center/how-china-escaped-shock-therapy-with-isabella-weber Speaker: Isabella Weber, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst China has become deeply integrated into the world economy. Yet, gradual marketization has facilitated the country's …

Modern China Lecture Series Featuring Isabella Weber – How China Escaped Shock Therapy: The Market Reform Debate

Modern China Lecture Series Featuring Fang Xiaoping – Pandemics and Politics in Mao’s China: The Rise of the Emergency Disciplinary State

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw8Qrq8D1uw   Speaker: Fang Xiaoping, Assistant Professor of History, School of Humanities, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. During the 1961-1965 period, a cholera pandemic ravaged the southeastern coastal areas of Mao’s …

Modern China Lecture Series Featuring Fang Xiaoping – Pandemics and Politics in Mao’s China: The Rise of the Emergency Disciplinary State

Modern China Lecture Series Featuring Eugenia Lean – The Ideograph and a Cantonese Pun: Linguistic Divergence and Spurious Chinese Marks in Global Capitalism

Speaker: Eugenia Lean, Professor of History and East Asian Languages and Cultures; Director, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University By examining two early legal cases featuring the alleged counterfeiting of …

Modern China Lecture Series Featuring Eugenia Lean – The Ideograph and a Cantonese Pun: Linguistic Divergence and Spurious Chinese Marks in Global Capitalism

Modern China Lecture Series Featuring Joan Judge – China’s Mundane Revolution: Vernacularizing Science and Scientizing the Vernacular in the Long Republic, 1894-1955

Speaker: Joan Judge, Professor, Department of History, York University What can we learn from intellectual detritus? Focusing on cheap print, vernacular daily-use knowledge, and common readers in the Long Republic …

Modern China Lecture Series Featuring Joan Judge – China’s Mundane Revolution: Vernacularizing Science and Scientizing the Vernacular in the Long Republic, 1894-1955

Modern China Lecture Series featuring Yajun Mo – Touring China: A History of Travel Culture, 1912–1949

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Speaker: Yajun Mo, Boston CollegeWhen and under what circumstances did modern tourism infrastructure emerge and expand in China? How did the development of tourism shape print media and travel culture? …

Modern China Lecture Series featuring Yajun Mo – Touring China: A History of Travel Culture, 1912–1949