In this illustrated presentation, Prof. Wasserstrom puts events since the 1997 Handover and particularly since the 2014 Umbrella Movement into comparative and historical perspective.
Mariko Tamanoi is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles specializing in sociocultural anthropology, historical anthropology, political economy, gender studies and colonialism and nationalism in Japan and East Asia. She is also an affiliated faculty of the university's Center for the Study of Women and a member of the university's Center for Japanese Studies and Council on East Asian Studies. Professor Tamanoi received her Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University in 1982.
Professor Tamanoi's recent publications include: Dreaming Manchuria: Migration, Colonization, Repatriation and Nostalgia (under review); Crossed Histories: A New Approach to Manchuria in the Age of Empires Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press (2005); "Between Colonial Racism and Global Capitalism: The Japanese Repatriates from Northeast China since 1946" American Ethnologist 30:4:527-538 (2003); "A Road to a Redeemed Mankind: The Politics of Memory among the Former Peasant Settlers in Manchuria" South Atlantic Quarterly 99:1:143-71 (2001); "War Responsibility and Japanese Civilian Victims of Japanese Biological Warfare in China" Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars 32:3:13-22 (2000) and "Knoledge, Power, and Racial Classficiations: The 'Japanese' in Manchuria" Journal of Asian Studies 59:2:248-76 (2000).
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a talk with Teng Biao, a legal scholar and well-known human rights activist.
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a talk with Julia Strauss on her new book, which focuses on the period 1949 to 1954 and compares how the Communist Party in China and the Nationalist Party in Taiwan sought to consolidate their authority and foster economic development.