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The Chinese People Have Stood Up: Popular Protest in Urban China

Sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies

Thursday, September 12, 2013
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
The Elliott School of International Affairs
Chung-wen Shih Conference Room: 1957 E Street, NW, Room Suite 503
Washington, DC 20052

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Based largely on oral history and with images from years of field research in China, this presentation examines some of the new causes and characteristics in popular protest in urban China and the evolving and multiple identities of the protesters. It addresses some of the key debates on the topic in the field of contemporary China.

Qin Shao is professor of history at The College of New Jersey. She is the author of Shanghai Gone: Domicide and Defiance in a Chinese Megacity (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013), Culturing Modernity: the Nantong Model, 1890-1930 (Stanford Univ. Press, 2004), and many journal articles. Shao's research has been awarded various fellowships, including those from Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard University, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She has presented her work at the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics, and Harvard University, among other institutes.


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