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CCCI Fall 2015


Assistant Professor of Sociology and Law, University of Wisconsin-Madison

September 14, 2015

"The Ecology of Organizational Growth: Chinese Law Firms in the Age of Globalization"

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Clark Program in East Asia Law and Culture.

Additional resources:

Liu, Sida. "The Legal Profession as a Social Process: A Theory on Lawyers and Globalization." Law & Social Inquiry 38: 670-693 (2013).

Liu, Sida 'Globalization as Boundary-Blurring International and Local Law Firms in China's Corporate Law market' Law & Society Review 42 (2008) 


Professor of Geography, Vassar Collge

September 21, 2015

"The Chinese State and Green Buildings in China"

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Zhou, Yu 'State Power and Environmental Initiatives in China' Geoforum 61 (2015)


EHESS Professor, School for the Advanced Study in Social Sciences (Paris)

September 28, 2015

 "Speaking with the Silent Majority: New Intellectuals in a China's Changing Public Sphere"

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Postdoctoral Fellow, Project for Advanced Research in Global Communications, University of Pennsylvania

October 5, 2015

"Critical Journalists and the State in China: The Case of Guarded Improvisation" 

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of Communication.

Additional resources:

Repnikova, Maria. "Investigative Journalists' Coping Tactics in a Restrictive Media Environment." Chinese investigative Journalists' Dreams, ed. by Marina Svensson, Elin Sæther and Zhi’an Zhang. Lanhanm, MD: Lexington Books (2014): 113-133.


Ph.D. Candidate, Asian Literature, Religion & Culture, Cornell University

October 19, 2015

"Projecting Multiethnicity into the Past: The Latest Retelling of the Yue Fei Story"

This lecture is part of a chapter in her forthcoming dissertation "Sites as Media of Memory: A Cultural Memory Approach to Heritage Sites in Contemporary China."

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Nonfiction Writer; Professor of English, University of Pittsburg

October 26, 2015

"Covering China from the Ground Up"

Additional Resources:

Website: In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China


Assistant Professor of Chinese Literature and Culture, Asian Studies, Cornell University

November 2, 2015

"The Lyric Copy: from the Hundred Flowers to the Mongrel Coalition"

Additional Resources:

Cathy Hong Park on the End of Conceptual Poetry. New Republic (October 1, 2015)


Associate Professor of History, Michigan State University

November 9, 2015

"The Legacies of 'Brainwashing': Cold War Ideology and Modern Chinese History"

Additional Resources:

Smith, Aminda. Thought Reform and China's Dangerous Classes: Reeducation, Resistance, and the People. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (2012).


Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies, East Asia Studies, University of Geneva

November 16, 2015

"Waves and Forms: Electronic Music Devices and Computer Encodings in China”

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology Studies and the Department of Music.


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