Zhao offers a quick history of China's foreign policy since 1949 and then offers a provocative assessment of it today.
Cities & City-Dwellers in Modern China
A conference at UC Irvine on urban life in China.
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.
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai: Openness, inclusion and fairness essential at home and as principles in dealing with China
Resilience, inclusion and communication central in her remarks
The Dragon Roars Back – Mao, Deng and Xi Jinping and China’s evolving relations with the world - Zhao Suisheng 赵穗生, University of Denver
Join us for a book talk with Suisheng Zhao on how Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, and Xi Jinping each conceived and executed radically different approaches to China's relations with others.