Events

Urban China Series Featuring Andrew Grant: Abject Space in Redevelopment: Urban Tibetans in Xining’s Old City Center

Presented via Zoom

Speaker: Andrew Grant, University of Tampa Examining Xining, the capital of Qinghai Province, this talk argues that urban redevelopment and greenfield expansion have devalued the older urban areas in which Tibetans live.  Through over twenty months of fieldwork between 2012 and 2017, I found that un-redeveloped urban places were becoming increasingly associated with crime, grime, and […]

Urban China Series Featuring Leonardo Ramondetti: The Enriched Field: Urbanizing the Central Plains of China

Presented via Zoom

Speaker: Leonardo Ramondetti, Post-doctoral Researcher, Politecnico di Torino Since the early 2000s, China has seen unprecedented urban growth, spreading to every corner of the country. Driven by the urban entrepreneurialism of major municipalities until the mid-2000s, the reins have since passed to the central and regional administrations which plan development in a more comprehensive and […]

Urban China Series Featuring Yang Yuzhen — The Production of Public Space and Collective Memory: A Chinese Inland City Across Time 杨宇振:公共空间与集体记忆的生产——一个中国内陆城市的历时样本

Presented via Zoom

Speaker: Yang Yuzhen, Professor of Architecture and Urban Development, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Chongqing University ***This talk will be in Mandarin.*** Modern public spaces in Chinese cities have […]

Urban China Series Featuring Fang Xu – Care to be a Shanghainese? Endangerment of the Vernacular and Flexible Resident Identity

Presented via Zoom

Speaker: Fang Xu , Continuing Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Studies Program, University of California Berkeley The transformation of Shanghai into a global city has driven millions of Shanghainese away from the urban core; and turned both the historic urban Shanghai and its newly urbanized periphery into a manifestation of the “China Dream”. Shanghai has also experienced the […]

Urban China Lecture Series featuring Jesse Rodenbiker – Ecological States: Politics of Science and Nature in Urbanizing China

Presented via Zoom

Speaker: Jesse Rodenbiker, Associate Research Scholar, Princeton University; Assistant Teaching Professor of Geography, Rutgers University. Rodenbiker's new book Ecological States critically examines ecological policies in the People's Republic of China to show how campaigns of scientifically based environmental protection transform nature and society. While many point to China's ecological civilization programs as a new paradigm […]

Urban China Lecture Series featuring Shaun SK Teo – Two Experiments in Theorizing (with) Urban China

Presented via Zoom

Speaker: Shaun SK Teo, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore Is Chinese urbanization unique? What can we learn from Chinese urbanization? How might cases in urban China be integrated into global discussions on urban governance and transformation? This talk addresses these burning questions. Chinese urbanization presents rich cases for an engaged pluralism […]

Urban China Lecture Series featuring  Zhang Qinghua – From Government to Governance: Evidence from District Border Adjustments in China

Presented via Zoom

Speaker:  Zhang Qinghua, Peking University This talk delves into the impact of within-city administrative border adjustments on individual firm productivity and local economic development. Employing a unique quasi-natural experiment conducted in China since the 1990s, the empirical analysis reveals that district border adjustments have a significant positive effect on the TFP of manufacturing firms in the […]

Urban China Lecture Series featuring  Margaret Hillenbrand

Presented via Zoom

Speaker:  Margaret Hillenbrand, Professor of Modern Chinese Literature and Culture; Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford University Dr. Hillenbrand's research focuses on literary and visual culture in twentieth-century China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, […]

Urban China Lecture Series featuring Cole Roskam

Presented via Zoom

Speaker:  Cole Roskam, Professor of Architectural History, Department of Architecture, University of Hong Kong Dr. Roskham's research and teaching engage topics in 19th and 20th century and contemporary architectural and urban history as well as theory, with a focus on China. He is particularly interested in understanding architecture’s role in mediating moments of transnational interaction and exchange […]