To create a forum for scholars, researchers and students with interests in any aspect of contemporary China, the East Asia Program launched the Cornell Contemporary China Initiative in Fall 2014. In response to widely expressed needs and interests related to contemporary China across and beyond Cornell campus, CCCI invites excellent speakers to the university to give talks on an array of interdisciplinary issues about contemporary Chinese economy, politics and society. CCCI expands EAP’s intellectual engagement with a wide range of Cornell faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students, including those in the professional schools and STEM fields, in an active endeavor to reach across colleges and disciplinary boundaries and interact with a broader constituency at the university.


Recent Submissions

  • CCCI: Shelley Rigger 

    Rigger, Shelley (2021-11-15)
    Is China a Part of Taiwan? was the talk title given by Shelley Rigger, Professor of Political Science, Davidson University on November 15, 2021.
  • CCCI James Millward: Decolonizing Chinese Historiography 

    Millward, James (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2021-10-25)
    Professor James Millward, Georgetown University gave this talk titled, "Decolonizing Chinese Historiography with special attention to Xinjiang." The talk was co-sponsored by the East Asia Program's Contemporary China ...
  • CCCI Gerald Roche Tibet, China, and Settler Colonialism 

    Roche, Gerald (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2021-04-12)
    Tibet, China, and Settler Colonialism The term settler colonialism is increasingly being used to describe the relationship between the People’s Republic of China and its so-called ethnic minorities, such as Tibetans and ...
  • CCCI: Ana Candela From Compradors to Hacendados 

    Candela, Ana (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2020-02-22)
    From Compradors to Hacendados Cantonese Merchants In Peru and the Expanding Settler Colonial Frontiers of the Cantonese Pacific. Ana Candela, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Binghamton University Embracing the gendered ...
  • Natural Infrastructure in China’s Era of Ecological Civilization 

    Yeh, Emily (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2020-10-19)
    Speaker: Emily T. Yeh is Professor of Geography at the University of Colorado, Boulder Abstract: Although infrastructure is conventionally thought of in reference to human-designed systems such as railroads, pipelines, ...
  • Reframing Disability: Manga's Portrayals of Deaf Characters 

    Okuyama, Yoshiko (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2021-10-18)
    Yoshiko Okuyama, a professor of Japanese studies at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo, discusses "Reframing Disability in Manga" (University of Hawaii Press 2020), which she wrote after interviewing manga artists, conducting ...
  • At the Edge of China—life in a Tibetan town 

    Demick, Barbara (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2021-09-27)
    Barbara Demick - author and journalist, formal Bureau Chief of the Los Angeles Time in Beijing and Seoul, previously reported from the Middle East and Balkans for the Philadelphia Inquirer, press fellow at the Council on ...
  • Intergenerational Reproduction Migration: the Case of China 

    Xiang, Biao (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2021-05-10)
    Professor Xiang Biao, Professor of Social Anthropology, Oxford University, MPI for Social Anthropology, Max Planck Institute - International reproduction migration means that people move for the purpose of maintaining and ...
  • The Rise of “National Heritage” in Modern China 

    Lai, Guolong (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2017-09-11)
    Guolong Lai, Associate Professor of Chinese Art and Archaeology, University of Florida - As a national cultural policy, heritage preservation was introduced into China from the West as part of the modernizing efforts under ...
  • To Speak Is to Blunder but I Venture 

    Li, Yiyun (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2017-02-27)
    Yiyun Li, Professor of English, UC Davis - Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life, the first nonfiction book by novelist and short story writer Yiyun Li, explores a life lived in reading and writing, with a ...

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