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.
Qing Servitude and its Antecedents
Dartmouth College's Pamela Crossley examines the origins of Qing servitude.
Qing forms of slavery were varied, some derived from traditions of China, some from traditions of Inner Asia, and some unique. A brief examination of their characteristics suggest their connection to basic social and cultural and ideological changes of the early modern transition.
Discussant: Wen-hsin Yeh, Professor, History, UCB