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Cities & City-Dwellers in Modern China

A conference at UC Irvine on urban life in China.

March 10, 2007 12:00am

Saturday, March 10, 2007, 10 am - 3:30 pm
UC Irvine Humanities Instructional Building, Room 110, Irvine, CA 92697
Sponsored by the UC Irvine Department of History, the World History Program, and the Center for Asian Studies.

10 am – noon: Republican Cities, Republican Workers, Republican Lives

Lien Ling-Ling (Academia Sinica) “Creating Recreational Space: Department Stores and Urban Culture in Republican Shanghai"
Discussant: Yan Yunxiang (UCLA)

Brett Sheehan (USC) "Building Eden Amidst Chaos: The Dongya Corporation Factory in Tianjin in the 1930s and 1940s"
Discussant: Kenneth Pomeranz (UC Irvine)

1:30 – 3:30 pm: Transformation & Continuity in Urban China

Laurie Duthie (UCLA), "Of Global Capitalism and Local Lives: Shanghai's White Collar Executives in the Foreign-Invested Economic Sector"
Discussant: Jeff Wasserstrom (UC Irvine)

Carolyn Cartier (USC), "Historical or Transhistorical? Thinking about Time-space and the City in China"
Discussant: Joseph Esherick (UCSD)

Parking: Lot 7 or parking structure at West Peltason and Pereira.