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Spring 2022 Speaker Schedule

February 3
Speaker: Aaron Glasserman, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, “Hui Corporate Strategies and Islamic Cultural Capital in Qing Guangzhou.”
Discussant: Chuck Wooldridge, Associate Professor, Department of History, CUNY Lehman College.

March 3 (7:30 pm)
Speaker: Yan Hairong, Professor, Department of Sociology, Institute for Advanced Study at Tsinghua University with Barry Sautman, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, “China, Colonialism, Neocolonialism, and Globalized Modes of Accumulation.”
Discussant: Gustavo de L. T. Oliveira, Assistant Professor, Department of Global and International Studies, UC Irvine.

April 7
Speaker: Katherine Mason, Vartan Gregorian Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Brown University and Yifeng Troy Cai, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Brown University, "Why They Complied: Ordinary People, the Big Environment, and the Control of COVID-19 in China."
Discussant: Nicholas Bartlett, Assistant Professor, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures, Barnard College.

April 21
Speaker: Kristine Harris, Associate Professor, Department of History, SUNY New Platz, "Ten Thousand Waves Revisited."
Discussant: Ling Zhang, Assistant Professor, School of Film and Media Studies, SUNY Purchase.



In spring 2022, each gathering of the Modern China Seminar takes place online via Zoom. 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. 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 8:30pm. For any questions, comments or requests, please contact the rapporteur.

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

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Contact the Rapporteur at modernchinasem@gmail.com