East Asia Workshop: Politics, Economy and Society

Winter 2017 Schedule



Winter 2017 Workshop Schedule


January 10

“Between China and Rome: The challenge of pre-colonial world history”

Peter Fibiger Bang

Professor, The Saxo Institute

University of Copenhagen

Discussant: Kenneth Pomeranz

University Professor, Department of History

University of Chicago


January 17

“Capitalism Out of the Shadow: Double ambiguity and the thriving of private enterprises in China’s education and training industry”

Le Lin

PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology

University of Chicago


January 24

“Politics beyond the ocean: knowledge production of U.S. presidential election in a Chinese Q&A community”

Linzhuo Li

PhD student, Department of Sociology

University of Chicago


February 7

“Authoritarian Gridlock? Haste and Delay in the Chinese Legislative System.”

Rory Truex

Professor, Department of Politics

University of Princeton


February 21

“Social Change of the Longue Duree: A theory and its application”

Dingxin Zhao

Max Palevsky Professor, Department of Sociology

University of Chicago


March 7

“Continuity and Change of Authority Structures: Indigenous Party Identification in Taiwan”

Wanzi Lu

PhD student, Department of Sociology

University of Chicago

Unless otherwise stated, the East Asia Workshop meets on alternate Tuesdays 4:30-6pm at Pick Lounge, 5828 South University Avenue. This workshop features interdisciplinary scholarship addressing topics relating to social, political, economic and cultural matters in East Asia. Our presenters come from different disciplines like sociology, political science, economics, history, and so on.

Faculty Sponsors:

Xi Song (Sociology), Dali Yang (Political Science), and Dingxin Zhao (Sociology)

The East Asia Workshop is sponsored by the Council on Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. Persons with disabilities who believe they may need assistance please contact the student coordinator in advance.

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