Events

Modern China Lecture Series featuring Benno Weiner – This Absolutely is not a Hui Rebellion! The Ethnopolitics of Great Nationality Chauvinism in Early-Maoist China

CGIS South Room S354 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA, United States

Speaker: Benno Weiner, Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon UniversityThrough much of the 1950s, the Chinese Communist Party considered disunity between ethnocultural groups (minzu)primarilyto be a product of “great nationality chauvinism,” which […]

Modern China Lecture Series Featuring Jennifer Altehenger – When Folding Chairs Became Bestsellers: The Revolutionary Roots of China’s Furniture Exports

CGIS Knafel K262 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA, United States

Speaker: Jennifer Altehenger, Jessica Rawson Fellow in Modern Asian History, Associate Professor of Chinese History, Merton College, Oxford The People’s Republic of China is one of the world’s leading furniture producers, and international media frequently report on its furniture exports. Descriptions of how goods from China came to furnish homes and workplaces across the world […]

Modern China Lecture Series featuring Shellen Wu – Writing Global History from an Asian Perspective

CGIS South Room S354 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA, United States

Speaker: Shellen X. Wu, Associate Professor and L.H. Gipson Chair in Transnational History, Lehigh University Global history has drawn criticism for its lack of diversity among its practicing ranks and the flattening effect of its materialist focus. I would like to propose a middle way: a global history that encompasses individual agency; an intellectual history […]