East Asia Workshop: Politics, Economy and Society

East Asia Workshop: Spring 2018 Workshop Schedule



Spring 2018 Workshop Schedule


April 3

“Ethnic Politics in China: Integration and Its Discontents”

Yan Sun

Professor of Political Science

The City University of New York


April 17

“Ecologies of Globalization: China’s Shadow on the Legal Professions in Hong Kong and Taiwan”

Sida Liu

Assistant Professor of Sociology

University of Toronto


April 24


Yingfang Chen 陈映芳

Professor of Sociology

Shanghai Jiaotong University


May 1

“Life Course, Hope and Economic Ethos of the Baby Boomer Generation in the Chinese Rustbelt”

Wen Xie

PhD Candidate, Sociology

University of Chicago


May 15

“Market Transition, Industrialization, and Social Mobility Trends in Post-Revolution China”

Xiang Zhou

Assistant Professor of Government

Harvard University


May 29

“Ivy League Targeted: Globalization and New Elite Formation as its Consequence in South Korea”

Hong Jin Jo

PhD Student, Sociology

University of Chicago


Unless otherwise stated, the East Asia Workshop meets on Every Other Tuesday 4:00-5:30pm at Pick Lounge, 5828 South University Avenue. This workshop features interdisciplinary scholarship addressing topics relating to social, political, economic as well as cultural matters and issues in East Asia. Our presenters come from various disciplines such as sociology, political science, economics, anthropology, history, etc. The goal of this workshop is to foster communication and collaboration among students and scholars whose interest lies in East Asia at the University of Chicago and in the wider East Asian Studies community.


* Abstract or description of each presentation will be posted on our website: http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/eastasia

* Questions and comments can be addressed to the student coordinators Haitong Xu: xuhaitong@uchicago.edu and Yang Xiang: xiangalan@uchicago.edu

* Subscribe or unsubscribe to our workshop mailing-list at: https://lists.uchicago.edu/web/info/east-asia


Faculty Sponsors:

Xi Song (Sociology), xisong@uchicago.edu

Dali Yang (Political Science), daliyang@uchicago.edu

Dingxin Zhao (Sociology), dzhao@uchicago.edu


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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