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Spring 2020 Speaker Schedule

February 6--
Speaker: Ying Qian, Assistant Professor, Columbia University

March 13--
Speaker: Chris Chang, Lecturer, Mellon Fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities, Columbia University

April 2--
Speaker: Emma Teng, T.T. and Wei Fong Chao Professor of Asian Civilizations, MIT

May 6--
Speaker: Emily Ng, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Amsterdam

Each gathering of the Modern China Seminar takes place in the International Affairs Building (IAB) on the ninth floor in Room 918 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. The speaker's conference paper is pre-circulated at least one week prior to our meeting by means of a password-protected link on our website. On the evening of the seminar, the speaker, discussant, co-chairs and special guests gather in IAB 918 at 6:30pm for a casual dinner. Those who wish to join and dine together are welcome. A light dinner will be served. The discussion begins at 7:00pm. One of our co-chairs gives a short introduction, then the speaker has 10 minutes to give context for his or her project. The discussant then offers comments for 15 minutes, followed by the speaker's response to the discussant's remarks. We then open the floor for broader discussion until we end at 9:00pm. The conference room is fully equipped with audio-visual technology for PCs and Macs. All you need to bring is a virus-free USB, but anyone is welcome to connect their laptop to the projector for a presentation. For any questions, comments or requests, please contact the rapporteur.

Sessions are open only to members, associates, and invited guests.

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International Affairs Building
Room 918, 420 West 118th Street
Columbia University

Those who wish to dine together will meet in IAB at 6:30. A light dinner will be served.


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