East Asia Workshop: Politics, Economy and Society

October 21, 2019
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(Oct. 21) Lida Nedilsky, “The Liberalizing Role of Hong Kong Startups in Religion and Politics”

EAST ASIA WORKSHOP: POLITICS, ECONOMY & SOCIETY Presents

 

“The Liberalizing Role of Hong Kong Startups in Religion and Politics” 

Lida Nedilsky

Professor of Sociology, North Park University

 

 

Oct. 21st, Mon 4:30-6:00 pm

Tea Room, Social Science Research Building (2nd floor).

Refreshment will be provided

Professor Nedilsky has shared the full paper (see attached) to encourage further discussion and debate.

Nedilsky, Lida – The Liberalizing Role of Hong Kong Startups in Religion and Politics

Lida Nedilsky – The Liberalizing Role of Hong Kong Startups in Religion and Politics

Abstract

Since the territory’s return to Chinese sovereignty, Hong Kong’s executive branch has sought ways to control a relatively free-market society. Dispatching riot police to break up flash mobs from June through August 2019 is one vivid example. Acting as a source of consensual politics is another. In this essay I document a rival to control: the persistent presence of both religious and political startups in Hong Kong’s organizational marketplace. As vehicles of innovation, startups –those entrepreneurial efforts to respond to missed opportunities by fulfilling demands of an untapped market– ought to attract attention in a city with Hong Kong’s global reputation for business. These are the Christian nongovernmental organizations and political parties that populate its public sphere and dislodge the state-society fixity assumed necessary for efficient and stable governance. By placing Christian religious culture in the context of the wider Hong Kong culture I cast it in a new light: one that reveals how Christian entrepreneurialism, like political entrepreneurialism, performs a liberalizing role in Hong Kong.

Bio

Lida V. Nedilsky, Professor of Sociology at North Park University, focuses her research on the intersection of religious and political cultures in Chinese societies. Most recently, she collaborated with historian Joseph Tse-hei Lee of Pace University on a special issue of China Information (July 2019) exploring marginalization in China today. Along with guest-editing, they authored “Marginalization as creative endeavour,” an article spotlighting the innovative possibilities that come with existing on the margins of society –including the margins of academic community and enterprise.

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* 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 Yuchen Yang: yucheny@uchicago.edu and Linzhuo Li: linzhuoli@uchicago.edu

*Persons with disabilities who believe they may need assistance please contact the student coordinators in advance.

The East Asia Workshop is sponsored by the Council on Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences.

 

 

 

October 6, 2019
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Oct. 7(Monday)|Zeyang Yu, “The Last Strike: Evaluating the Distortionary Effect of Career Incentives on Taxation in China”

EAST ASIA WORKSHOP: POLITICS, ECONOMY & SOCIETY Presents
“The Last Strike: Evaluating the Distortionary Effect of Career Incentives on Taxation in China”

Zeyang Yu

Department of Political Science, University of Chicago

Oct. 7th, Mon 4:30-6:00 pm
Tea Room, Social Science Research Building (2nd floor).
Refreshment will be provided
Abstract
This paper analyzes the distortionary effect of political career incentives on fiscal extraction. We argue that competitive promotion tournaments distort public officials’ career incentives, leading to excessive tax extraction efforts. We empirically estimate the magnitude of distortion by exploiting two institutional designs for political selection in China: the age threshold for promotion and regulated term limits. We find that a promotion tournament becomes more intense when prefectural party leaders enter their last promotion-eligible term (at 50-55 years old). Given fierce competition for career advancement, prefectural party leaders extract excessive fiscal revenue to demonstrate their competence, but they do not enhance economic performance or redistribution efforts.
Bio
Zeyang Yu is a third year PhD student at political science department. His research interests lie broadly in causal inference and their applications in empirical political economy.
 
* Subscribe  to our workshop mailing-list at: https://lists.uchicago.edu/web/info/east-asia
* 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 Yuchen Yang: yucheny@uchicago.edu and Linzhuo Li:linzhuoli@uchicago.edu
*Persons with disabilities who believe they may need assistance please contact the student coordinators in advance. 
The East Asia Workshop is sponsored by the Council on Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences

 

 

March 28, 2017
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Spring 2017 Schedule

EAST ASIA WORKSHOP: POLITICS, ECONOMY & SOCIETY

Spring 2017 Workshop Schedule

April 4

“New Wine in Old Bottles: Ideological creation of market in the People’s Daily, 1946-2003”

Shinlin Jia and Linzhuo Li

PhD Students, Department of Sociology

University of Chicago

 

April 11

Special China Session: “Chinese Culture: Its characteristics and historical backgrounds” (in Chinese)

Jianxiong Ge (葛剑雄)

Professor, Institute of Chinese Historical Geography

Fudan University

 

April 18

TBD

Li Dong

PhD student, Department of Sociology

University of Chicago

 

April 25

Book-Reading Session: “The Souls of China: The return of religion after Mao.”

(Co-hosted with The Seminary Co-op Bookstores)

Ian Johnson

Pulitzer-Prize winning writer

Accredited China correspondent for The New York Times

 

May 2

“Switching sides: Market transition and job-referring in China.”

Elena Obukhova

Assistant Professor, Desautels Faculty of Management

McGill University

 

May 16

“Escaping the interpersonal power game: Social interaction between customers and sales agents in online shopping”

Xiaoli Tian

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

University of Hong Kong

May 30

“Perceived Threat and Welfare Distribution in Rural China”

In Hyee Hwang

PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science

University of Chicago

Unless otherwise stated, the East Asia Workshop meets on Every Tuesday 4:30-6 pm 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.

 

January 3, 2017
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Winter 2017 Schedule

EAST ASIA WORKSHOP: POLITICS, ECONOMY & SOCIETY

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.

September 29, 2016
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Autumn 2016 Schedule

EAST ASIA WORKSHOP: POLITICS, ECONOMY & SOCIETY

Autumn 2016 Workshop Schedule

 

October 4

“The Chinese Outbound Acquisition Spree: Trends and Implications”

James Tam

Managing Director and Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions

Asia Pacific at Morgan Stanley

 

October 18

“Tigers in Cage: A Network Explanation of Corruption Prosecution in China”

Jia Li

CIR student

University of Chicago

 

November 1

“Identity and Organizational Metabolism: Elite Transfers in CCP China”

Shilin Jia

PhD student, Department of Sociology

University of Chicago

 

November 15

“From Manchuria to Rustbelt: Industrial and Social Transformation in Northeast China”

Wen Xie

PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology

University of Chicago

 

November 29

“The US-China Survey” (TBD)

Victor Yuan

Chairman, Horizon Research Consultancy Group

 

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, anthropology, history and so on.

*Questions and comments should be addressed to the coordinator Yinxian Zhang: zyxzhang@uchicago.edu

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.

 

March 28, 2016
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Spring 2016 Schedule

EAST ASIA WORKSHOP: POLITICS, ECONOMY & SOCIETY

Spring 2016 Workshop Schedule

April 19

TBD

Junyan Jiang

PhD Student, Department of Political Science

The University of Chicago

May 3

“Information from Abroad: Foreign Media, Selective Exposure, and Political Support in China”

Haifeng Huang

Assistant Professor of Political Science

University of California, Merced

May 17

“Public Undergrounds and Underground Publics: Formations of Christianity and secularism in China”

Xiao-bo Yuan

PhD Student, Department of Anthropology

The University of Chicago

May 24

“Interstitial Emergence and The Making of Capitalism: The Thriving of Private Enterprises in China’s Education and Training Industry”

Le Lin

PhD Student, Department of Sociology

The University of Chicago

May 31

“Identities, Networks, and Loyalties: Drivers of Military Disobedience during the Sino-French War”

Eric Hundman

PhD Student, Department of Political Science

The University of Chicago

 

 

The workshop meets on alternate Tuesdays 4:30-6pm at Pick Lounge, 5828 South University Avenue, unless otherwise specified (*). Abstracts are available on our website: http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/eastasia/. Questions and comments should be addressed to the coordinator Yan Xu at xuyan@uchicago.edu.

Faculty Sponsors:

Xi Song (Sociology), xisong@uchicago.edu

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

Dingxin Zhao (Sociology), dzhao@uchicago.edu

January 4, 2016
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East Asia Workshop Winter 2016 Schedule

EAST ASIA WORKSHOP: POLITICS, ECONOMY & SOCIETY

Winter 2016 Workshop Schedule

January 12

“Report on the State of Children in China”

Lijun Chen

Senior Researcher, Chapin Hall

The University of Chicago

January 26

“Do Colleges Breed Revolutionaries? Education and Political Engagement in China After Tiananmen”

Yuhua Wang

Assistant Professor, Department of Government

Harvard University

February 9

“A Tale of Two Chinas: the Power-Capital China and the Rights-Deprived China”

George Hong

Professor of History

Purdue University Calumet

February 23

“Enumerating and Assembling the Social: Governing through Community Mental Health in Post-socialist China”

Zhiying Ma

PhD Student, Department of Anthropology

The University of Chicago

March 8

TBD

Yinxian Zhang

PhD Student, Department of Sociology

The University of Chicago

 

 

The workshop meets on alternate Tuesdays 4:30-6pm at Pick Lounge, 5828 South University Avenue, unless otherwise specified. Abstracts are available on our website: http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/eastasia/. Questions and comments should be addressed to the coordinator Yan Xu at xuyan@uchicago.edu

Faculty Sponsors:

Xi Song (Sociology), xisong@uchicago.edu

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

Dingxin Zhao (Sociology), dzhao@uchicago.edu

September 11, 2015
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Fall 2015 Schedule

EAST ASIA WORKSHOP: POLITICS, ECONOMY & SOCIETY

Fall 2015 Workshop Schedule

 

October 6*

*Special Session. SS122

TBD

Yang Yao

Professor, National School of Development, Peking University

2015 Dr. Scholl Foundation Visiting Fellow on US-China Relations

 The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

October 20

“Chinese Public Attitudes Toward the Environment: Patterns and Implications”

Chenyu Qiu and Dali Yang

PhD Student, Harris School of Public Policy

Professor, Department of Political Science

The University of Chicago

November 3

TBD

Suzy Kim

Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

Rutgers University

November 17

TBD

Junyan Jiang

PhD Student, Department of Political Science

The University of Chicago

December 1

“Wages, Human Capital, and Location of Secondary Sector Industry in China”

Belton Fleisher

Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics

Ohio State University

 

The workshop meets on alternate Tuesdays 4:30-6pm at Pick Lounge, 5828 South University Avenue, unless otherwise specified (*). Abstracts are available on our website: http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/eastasia/. Questions and comments should be addressed to the coordinator Yan Xu: xuyan@uchicago.edu

    

Faculty Sponsors:

Xi Song (Sociology), xisong@uchicago.edu

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

Dingxin Zhao (Sociology), dzhao@uchicago.edu

 

April 2, 2015
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Spring 2015 Schedule

EAST ASIA WORKSHOP: POLITICS, ECONOMY & SOCIETY

Spring 2015 Workshop Schedule

 

April 7

“Friends with Benefits: Patronage Politics and Distributive Strategies in China”

Junyan Jiang

PhD Student, Department of Political Science

The University of Chicago

April 17*

*Extra Session. 4:30-6pm. SS302*

“From the Chinese Work Unit to the Foxconn Factory: The Disappearing Spatial Advantage “

Duanfang Lu

Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Design and Planning

The University of Sydney

April 21

“From Bureaucrats To Politicians: Seikai-Tensin (政界転身)’s Political Success in Postwar Japan”

Nara Park

PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science

The University of Chicago

May 5

“The Politics of Anticorruption in China”

Yan Xu

PhD Student, Department of Political Science

The University of Chicago

May 19

Special Session: Master Panel

Master Students

The University of Chicago

June 2

“When Socialism Meets Market: The Reconstruction of Economic Discourse in China”

Wen Xie

PhD Student, Department of Sociology

The University of Chicago

    The workshop meets on alternate Tuesdays 4:30-6pm at Pick Lounge, 5828 South University Avenue, unless otherwise specified (*). Abstracts are available on our website: http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/eastasia/. Questions and comments should be addressed to the coordinator Wen Xie: wxie@uchicago.edu

    

Faculty Sponsors:

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

Dingxin Zhao (Sociology), dzhao@uchicago.edu

Zheng Michael Song (Booth School of Business),Zheng.Song@chicagobooth.edu

January 6, 2015
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Winter 2015 Schedule

EAST ASIA WORKSHOP: POLITICS, ECONOMY & SOCIETY

Winter 2015 Workshop Schedule

 

January 13

“Toward an Integrated Theory of New Organizational Form: the Crystallization of Mass Teaching in New Oriental before its Diffusion in China’s Education and Training Industry, 1980-2000”

Le Lin

PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology

University of Chicago

January 27

“A Protest Society and Workers’ Strikes in China”

Chih-Jou Chen

Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology

Academia Sinica

February 10

“Global Religious Change, Local Politics, and Civil Life in China and Taiwan”

Robert Weller

Professor, Department of Anthropology

Boston University

February 24

“Evolution of the Industrial Wage structure in China Since 1980”

Belton Fleisher

Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics

Ohio State University

March 10

“Criminalizing the Muslim Violence as seen in the Legal Cases of Qing China, 1760 to 1830”

Geng Tian

PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology

University of Chicago

 

The workshop meets on alternate Tuesdays 4:30-6pm at Pick Lounge, 5828 South University Avenue. Abstracts are available on our website: http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/eastasia/. Questions and comments should be addressed to the coordinator Wen Xie: wxie@uchicago.edu

Faculty Sponsors:

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

Dingxin Zhao (Sociology), dzhao@uchicago.edu

Zheng Michael Song (Booth School of Business), Zheng.Song@chicagobooth.edu

 

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