East Asia Workshop: Politics, Economy and Society presents
“Paths to Professionalization: Medical and legal experts in early twentieth-century China.”
PhD student, Department of Sociology
University of Chicago
4:30-6:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Pick Lounge, 5828 South University Ave.
*Light refreshments will be served*
During this workshop session, I will be discussing my dissertation project. It is a comparative study of the emergence of two modern professions, law and medicine, in late Qing and early Republican China. As my work attempts to identify and explain the causes for two distinct models of professionalization in a late-developing context, it will touch upon issues such as the rise of university education in China, the early waves of Chinese students studying abroad, the first Chinese professional associations, the efforts towards state building in law and healthcare, and the various forms of professional competition.
About the Speakers
Li Dong is a 5th year PhD student in the Department of Sociology at University of Chicago. He is interested in sociology of professions and organizational studies, among others.
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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.