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The Rising Individual and Changing Moral Practice in China

A two-day international conference on social change in China

May 2, 2008 12:00am to May 3, 2008 12:00am

The rise of the individual represents one of the most profound changes in Chinese society since the late 1970s. Yet it remains understudied.

Bringing together a group of anthropologists, economists, historians, literary scholars, and sociologists from China, Norway, and the United States, this conference explore two important issues: First, in what specific ways has individualsm been on the rise since the market reform? Second, what impact does the rising individual have on China’s moral values and practices? A broader question emerges from the conference papers that may poset a challenge to China scholars across disciplinary boundaries: Is the rising individual important enough to become a new unit of analysis, a new perspective, and a new research agenda?

Friday, May 2, 2008
9 am - 5:30 pm
6275 Bunche Hall

Saturday, May 3, 2008
9 am - 12:30 pm
6275 Bunche Hall

Open to the Public.

For more information, please contact:
Richard Gunde. Assistant Director, Center for Chinese Studies
11381 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487
Tel: (310) 825-8683
Fax: (310) 206-3397