East Asia Workshop: Politics, Economy and Society

Tentative Autumn 2009 Schedule



Autumn 2009 Workshop Schedule

Oct. 6

“Incubating Innovation or Cultivating Corruption? The Developmental State and Life Sciences in Asia”

Professor Cheol-Sung Lee

Sociology, University of Chicago

Oct. 19

(special Monday session)

“A New Religious Ecology in Crystallization: The Wane of Indigenous Religions and the Rise of Protestant Christianity in the Reform-era China”

Yanfei Sun

Sociology, University of Chicago

Nov. 3

“Rumor and secret space: the Tianjin Massacre”

Xiaoli Tian

Sociology, University of Chicago

Nov. 6 (Special Session)

“Socialism is Great!”: From Rocket Factory Girl to International Media

Lijia Zhang

Lijia Zhang is a factory-worker-turned writer, journalist, social commentator and TV talk show host.  Her articles have appeared in many international publications, including The Independent, The Observer, The Newstatesman, Far Eastern Economic Review, South China Morning Post, Japan Times, Newsweek, Asian Wall Street Journal and New York Times.  She is a recipient of the prestigious International Writers’ Programe at University of Iowa in 2009.  She is a regular speaker on the BBC, Channel 4, CNN and National Public Radio in America.

Nov. 17

*Title to be determined*

Saul Thomas

Anthropology, University of Chicago

Dec. 1

*Title to be determined*

Professor Yue Zhang

Political Science, University of Illinois at Chicago

The workshop meets on alternative Tuesdays 4:00-5:40pm at Pick Lounge, 5828 South University Avenue. Papers or abstracts are typically available on our website http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/eastasia/. Questions and comments should be directly addressed to the coordinator Jean Yen-chun Lin at jeanlin@uchicago.edu.

Faculty Sponsors

Dali Yang, political science, daliyang@uchicago.edu, Cheol-Sung Lee, sociology, chslee@uchicago.edu, (on leave) Dingxin Zhao, sociology, dzhao@uchicago.edu

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