A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.
Of Concepts and History: Critiques of the Economic in 1930s-1940s China
UCLA Center for Chinese Studies presents a talk by Rebecca Karl.
Rebecca Karl (Associate Professor of History, New York University) received her PhD in History from Duke University in 1995. Her Research includes a completed book project on modern Chinese intellectual history, with a focus on nationalism at the turn of the twentieth century; and ongoing projects on gender and citizenship at the turn of the twentieth century; contemporary Chinese film, historical consciousness, and historiographical debates; issues in contemporary Chinese intellectual and social life; 1920s and 1930s Chinese economic thought and the problem of "semi-colonialism"; contemporary critical theory; comparative history. All of the work highlights the various global contexts--economic, intellectual, cultural--of modern and contemporary China and is intended as an extended working out of the relationship between critical theories of modernity and modern Chinese history.
Among Professor Karl’s publications are:
Staging the World: Chinese Nationalism at the Turn of the Twentieth Century. Durham, NC: Duke University Press 2002.
Rethinking the 1898 Reform Period: Political and Cultural Change in Modern China, co-editor (with Peter Zarrow); Harvard University, Council on East Asian Publications 2002.
Marxism beyond Marxism, co-editor (with Saree Makdisi and Cesare Casarino), Routledge 1996.