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Fall 2018

The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative enters its fourth year

Welcome to our fourth fall semester of the Cornell Contemporary China Initiative.  Free and open to the public. Always wheelchair accessible. Hearing assistance with advance notice.

TIME: 4:30-6:00 PM



The CCCI lecture series is also part of a 2 credit course: ASIAN 3307 and 3308: Issues in Contemporary China   Students attend one or two foundation-setting lectures by the instructor, then attend weekly guest lectures & write short assignments.

Kam Wing Chan

Kam Wing Chan, Professor of Geography, University of Washington

September 24, 2018

"Urbanization and Children of MIgrants in China"

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Karen Eggelston

Director, Stanford Asia Health Policy Program

October 1, 2018

"China's Health System Reform, Progress, Challenges"

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David Der-wei Wang

Professor of Comparative and Chinese Literature, Harvard University


Sinophone/Xenophone Studies:

Toward a Poetics of Wind, Sound, and Changeability

October 15, 2018

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Jeff Wasserstrom

Chancellor's Professor, History, University of California, Irvine

October 22, 2018

"Has China Entered a Post-post-Mao Era?"

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Erin Huang

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

October 29, 2018

"Urban Horror: Post-socialist Hong Kong Cinema"

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Jeremy Wallace

Associate Professor, Department of Government, Cornell University

November 5, 2018

"China's Cities: Divisions and Plans"

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David Palmer

Associate Professor, Sociology, Hong Kong University

November 12, 2018

"American Daoists in China: Cultural Appropriation or Soft Power?"

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