The talk focuses on the historical layers of economic and cultural resources, multi-ethnic identities, and strategic footprints across the oceans from Canton to Zanzibar. It also highlights potential paths of development and contestations.
Junko Habu, Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley
Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)
Please join us for a discussion on "The State Strikes Back: The End of Economic Reform in China?," with Nicholas Lardy on Tuesday, April 30th for lunch in San Francisco, and Wednesday, May 1st for breakfast in Los Angeles.
The University of Texas at Austin's Center for East Asian Studies hosts a panel with discussions surrounding the May Fourth Movement and Communist Revolution.
Hip hop has risen to the level of a mainstream cultural force in China over the last two years, spurred domestically by the hit iQIYI reality show The Rap of China and internationally by the breakout success of artists like Chengdu's Higher Brothers and their label, 88rising. This panel will discuss the obstacles and opportunities that exist for Chinese hip hop to break out in the US, and for American rap to make waves within China, considering both past milestones achieved and future hurdles to jump.
Chinese art critic/curator and poet Zhu Zhu joins the Poetic Research Bureau in LA’s Chinatown for an evening of bilingual poetry, drawn from his latest book, "The Wild Great Wall," translated by Dong Li and published by Phoneme Media. In the words of author Srikanth Reddy, "The Wild Great Wall" “will introduce American readers to a singular poetic consciousness adrift in modernity.”
The UCLA Asia Pacific Center presents the culminating event for ChinaWeek 2019 with a public forum focusing on the ways in which immigration and US-China relations have shaped Chinese American life over time.