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  • Chinese Animal Gods 

    Shahar, Meir (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2020-10-16)
    Meir Shahar, Shoul N. Eisenberg Chair for East Asian Affairs, Tel Aviv University - Our ancestors depended upon beasts of burden for a living. In the Chinese case this dependence was reflected in the religious sphere. ...
  • The Idological Foundations of the Qing Fiscal State 

    Zhang, Taisu (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2019-04-15)
    Taisu Zhang, Associate Professor of Law, Yale Law School - Professor Zhang provides a new account of Qing fiscal legislation and policymaking that focuses on the interplay between political ideology and state institutions. ...
  • The Urbanization of People: Politics of Development, Labor Markets, and Schooling in the Chinese City 

    Friedman, Eli (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2019-02-18)
    Eli Friedman, International and Comparative Labor, Cornell University - This talk is centrally concerned with identifying the mechanisms that China’s megacities have used to manage the flow of people, investigating the ...
  • How China Sees Trump: Past Lessons and Future Prospects for US-China Relations 

    Weiss, Jessica Chen (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2017-03-20)
    Jessica Chen Weiss, Associate Professor of Government, Cornell University - So far the Chinese government has taken a relatively restrained response to Trump, preferring to wait and see what his administration’s policies ...
  • Governing the Airpocalypse - Insights from China's "War on Smog" 

    Ahlers, Anna (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2020-03-09)
    Anna L. Ahlers, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science - For about a decade now air pollution is probably the most hotly debated environmental problem in Chinese society. The 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and ...
  • The Pork Fix: African Swine Fever and the Opportunity of Crisis in China's Pork Industry 

    Schneider, Mindi (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2020-02-17)
    Mindi Schneider, Assistant Professor of Sociology of Development and Change, Wageningen University - The year 2019 left no question about the importance of pork in Chinese politics and society, and in the operation of the ...
  • Transforming More-than-human Economies in Southwest China 

    Hathaway, Michael (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2020-02-10)
    Michael Hathaway, Anthropology, Simon Fraser University - Since the 1980s, the trade in one of the world’s most valuable wild fungi, the matsutake mushroom, has fostered tremendous social change for people in Southwest ...
  • Upwardly Mobile Women in Urban China: Negotiating Gender Norms and Class 

    Gaetano, Arianne (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2019-09-30)
    Arriane Gaetanao, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Director of Women’s Studies Program, Auburn University - China’s economic growth and urbanization have created new social mobility opportunities for women through ...
  • 2019-2020 Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture - Dorothy Ko 

    Ko, Dorothy (2019-10-03)
    Dorothy Y. Ko, Professor of History, Department of History, Department of Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies, Barnard College - Professor Ko gave the annual Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture on October 3, 2019. In this talk, ...
  • 2018-2019 Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture - Victor Mair 

    Mair, Victor (2018-10-25)
    Victor Mair, Professor of Chinese Language and Literature, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania - On October 25, 2018, Professor Mair gave the annual Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture. ...

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