Popular Millenarianism in the People's Republic of China during the Mao Era: Rumors and Narratives
A talk by Stephen A. Smith
Thursday, May 21, 2009
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
6275 Bunche Hall
A talk by Stephen A. Smith (European University Institute - Florence). Professor Smith's talk is one of five lectures in the Department of History Colloquium Series Interpreting Rumor and Gossip.
Stephen A. Smith, Professor, Department of History and Civilization, European University Institute, Florence, is a historian of modern Russia and China with a particular interest in the interactions between politics and culture. His most recent works are: The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2002); Like Cattle and Horses: Nationalism and Labor in Shanghai, 1895-1927 (Duke, 2002); Revolution and the People in Russia and China: A Comparative History (Cambridge, 2008); and (edited with Alan Knight) The Religion of Fools? Superstition Past and Present (Oxford, 2008). This talk is part of his ongoing investigation into superstition and popular culture under communist regimes.
Discussant: Richard von Glahn, Professor, Department of History, UCLA
Co-sponsored by the UCLA History Department, the Center for Chinese Studies, and the Confucius Institute.