History

October 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Urban China Series featuring Toby Lincoln – Out of the Rubble of World War II: Reconstruction in China in Comparative Perspective

Speaker: Toby Lincoln, Associate Professor of Chinese Urban History, Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester. This paper explores urban reconstruction in China after WWII, and argues that this was …

Urban China Series featuring Toby Lincoln – Out of the Rubble of World War II: Reconstruction in China in Comparative Perspective

November 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Modern China Lecture Series featuring Taisu Zhang: The Ideological Foundations of Qing Taxation: Belief Systems, Politics, and Institutions

Speaker: Taisu Zhang, Professor of Law and History, Yale University How states develop the capacity to tax is a question of fundamental importance to political science, legal theory, economics, sociology, …

Modern China Lecture Series featuring Taisu Zhang: The Ideological Foundations of Qing Taxation: Belief Systems, Politics, and Institutions

November 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Modern China Lecture Series Featuring Linh Vu – The Politics of Martyr Commemoration in Modern China and Contemporary Taiwan

Speaker: Linh Vu, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University This talk focuses on (1) the politics of martyr commemoration in Republican China (1911–1949) and (2) the governance of the posthumous identities of …

Modern China Lecture Series Featuring Linh Vu – The Politics of Martyr Commemoration in Modern China and Contemporary Taiwan

November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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

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

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

September 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Panel Discussion – Making Meritocracy: Lessons from China and India, from Antiquity to the Present

Speakers:Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paolo Lemann Professor at Harvard Business School; Faculty Director of the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University Michael Szonyi, Frank Wen-Hsiung Wu Memorial Professor …

Panel Discussion – Making Meritocracy: Lessons from China and India, from Antiquity to the Present

October 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Modern China Lecture featuring Philip Thai – Communist China’s Capitalist Front: The China Resources Company in Cold War Hong Kong

Speaker: Philip Thai, Northeastern University The China Resources Company is a Hong Kong-based, Chinese state-owned conglomerate with diverse businesses interests in real estate, retail, pharmaceuticals, energy, and other industries. Today, …

Modern China Lecture featuring Philip Thai – Communist China’s Capitalist Front: The China Resources Company in Cold War Hong Kong