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CCCI lecture series back for fall 2018

Migrant worker of China
What do a MacArthur genius grant recipient, a professor of the year at the Columbia School of Journalism, a five-time Grammy nominee, and a particle physicist working at the Large Hadron Collider have in common? 
 
Yiyun Li, Howard French, Wu Man, and Yangyang Cheng have all given public presentations at the Cornell Contemporary China Initiative (CCCI), which combines a lecture series, a digital archive, and an academic course to give Cornell and the world access to the best contemporary research and thinking on China. 
 
The program is now entering its fourth year, and will again provide a forum for substantive, fresh ideas and data about China, Chinese culture, and Chinese people inside and outside the People's Republic of China. 
 
This year’s series addresses topics ranging from post-socialist Hong Kong cinema to China’s health system reform. Speakers include David Der-wei Wang, the Edward C. Henderson Professor of Chinese Literature at Harvard University, and Jeffrey Wasserstrom, outgoing editor of the Journal of Asian Studies.
 
The series kicks off on Sept. 24 with Kam Wing Chan, professor of geography at the University of Washington, speaking on urbanization and the children of migrants in China.  (https://eap.einaudi.cornell.edu/fall-2018)   
 
Lectures are on Mondays from 4:30-6:00 pm in the Kaufman Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall, G64  Wheelchair accessible. Hearing device available with advance notice. Contact cornell-cci@cornell.edu.

Nick Admussen, assistant professor of Asian Studies, will direct the initiative this year. 

 
"This is shaping up to be an excellent year both in the quality of research and in the level of talent we've been able to bring to our students and colleagues, mostly because of the strength of the China Studies community on campus," he said.
 
He cited Eli Friedman in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Andrea Bachner in comparative literature, and members of the China Studies group in the department of government as examples of scholars who can “make sure that the program can identify and attract the best work available."
 
Since CCCI began four years ago, enrollment has increased from an average of 20 students to close to 40.  Students have come from all the colleges and schools within Cornell. Past lectures can be viewed on the East Asia Program Vimeo channel. (https://vimeo.com/cornelleastasiaprogram
 
CCCI cohosts an annual Student Symposium with the Cornell Institute for China Economic Research at the Dyson School, the China Asia-Pacific Studies program in the College of Arts and Sciences, and other Cornell units. The symposium is dedicated to professionalizing the presentation of student research on contemporary China. (https://eap.einaudi.cornell.edu/story/its-alive-ccci-student-symposium-brings-student-research-life)
 

CCCI Fall 2018 Lecture Series Schedule

SEPT. 24         KAM WING CHAN

                        Professor of Geography

                        University of Washington

                        URBANIZATION AND CHILDREN OF MIGRANTS IN CHINA

 

OCT. 1            KAREN EGGELSTON

                        Director, Stanford Asia Health Policy Program

                        CHINA’S HEALTH SYSTEM: REFORM, PROGRESS, CHALLENGES

 

OCT. 15         DAVID DER-WEI WANG

                        Edward C. Hendnerson Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature, Harvard University

                        SYNOPHONE/XENOPHONE: TOWARD A POETICS OF WIND, SOUND, AND CHANGEABILITY

 

OCT. 22           JEFF WASSERSTROM

                        Chancellor’s Professor, History, UC Irvine

                        HAS CHINA ENTERED A POST-POST-MAO ERA?

 

OCT. 29          ERIN HUANG

                        Assistant Professor, East Asian Studies,Comparative Literature, Princeton University

                        URBAN HORROR: POST-SOCIALIST HONG KONG CINEMA

 

NOV. 5             JEREMY WALLACE

                        Associate Professor, Department of Government, Cornell University

                        CHINA’S CITIES: DIVISIONS AND PLANS

 

NOV. 12           DAVID PALMER

                        Associate Professor, Sociology, HK University

                        AMERICAN DAOISTS IN CHINA: CULTURAL APPROPRIATION OR SOFT POWER?