Events from Winter Quarter

China’s First National Critique: The 1954 Campaign to “Discuss the Draft Constitution”

Talk by Neil Diamant, Dickinson College
Thursday, January 15, 2015
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Oasis Capitalism: Muslim Notables and the Qing Empire in Chinese Central Asia, 1759-1864

Eurasian Empires Lecture by Kwangmin Kim, Dept. of History, University of Colorado, Boulder
Thursday, January 15, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Film Screening: Valley of the Heroes

UCLA Program on Central Asia Film Screening with Director, Khashem Gyal
Friday, January 23, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Beijing Opera • China


Tuesday, February 03, 2015
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Early Chinese Daybooks and the Question of Textual Genre

Talk by Ethan Harkness, NYU
Thursday, February 05, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Rescuing Science from Civilisation: On Joseph Needham's 'Asiatic Mode of (Knowledge) Production

Talk By Kapil Raj, EHESS Paris
Monday, February 09, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

International Disorganization: State Capacity in China's Aid to The Khmer Rouge, 1975-1979

Observers of China tend to take for granted the fact that Chinese domestic politics are highly fragmented, yet they also tend to relax these assumptions when analyzing China as an international actor. In this talk, Mertha argues that the domestic institutional fragmentation of Chinese politics can carry over into its international behavior. Using the historical case of Chinese foreign assistance to Democratic Kampuchea, Mertha argues that the effectiveness of Chinese foreign aid -- and the influence that comes with it -- is only as strong as the domestic institutions that manage the bilateral relationship. This has potential implications to help us understand the extent of Chinese international influence today.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

"Lessons in Dissent" Documentary Screening and Q&A with Director

Documentary by Matthew Torne
Monday, February 23, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Building China: The rise of informal precarious work in China’s construction industry

Talk by Sarah Swider, Wayne State
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Jerome Cohen: The Rule of Law Under Xi Jinping

Talk by Jerome Cohen, New York University School of Law
Thursday, February 26, 2015
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

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