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September 2017

“The China Boom: Why China Will Not Rule the World”

September 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
International Affairs Building, Room 918, New York, 10027 + Google Map

Lecture "The China Boom: Why China Will Not Rule the World" Ho-Fung Hung, Associate Professor of Sociology, The Johns Hopkins University Moderated by Yao Lu, Associate Professor of Sociology, Columbia University 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Please join us for a discussion with Professor Ho-Fung Hung, on his new book, "The China Boom: Why China Will Not Rule the World." Professor Hung's work offers fresh insight into the competing interests and economic…

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October 2017

“Effluent Disposal and Disease Prevention in Modern Japan”

October 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
International Affairs Building, Room 918, New York, 10027 + Google Map

Lecture "Effluent Disposal and Disease Prevention in Modern Japan" Alexander Bay, Associate Professor of History, Chapman University Moderated by Paul Kreitman, Assistant Professor of Japanese History, Columbia University 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. In the late 19th century, Japanese doctors built a Western-style public health system aimed at acute infectious diseases like cholera, dysentery and typhoid fever. While fecal-oral route diseases receive much attention in our historiography, little has been written on…

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“Mobilizing Without the Masses: Control and Contention in China”

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
International Affairs Building, Room 918, New York, 10027 + Google Map

Lecture "Mobilizing Without the Masses: Control and Contention in China" Diana Fu, Assistant Professor of Asian Politics, University of Toronto Moderated by Andrew J. Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Columbia University 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Please join us for a discussion with Professor Diana Fu on her forthcoming book, a Study of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Mobilizing Without the Masses: Control and Contention in China (Cambridge University…

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“The Souls of China: The Return of Religion after Mao”

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
International Affairs Building, Room 918, New York, 10027 + Google Map

Event Series: Religion and the State in China "The Souls of China: The Return of Religion after Mao" Ian Johnson, Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author Moderated by Andrew J. Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Columbia University 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Please join us for a discussion with Ian Jonhson on his recent book, The Souls of China: The Return of Religion after Mao. This book is the culmination of a…

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November 2017

“Literati Dissatisfaction: Culture at War”

November 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
International Affairs Building, Room 918, New York, 10027 + Google Map

Lecture "Literati Dissatisfaction: Culture at War" Peter Zinoman, Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley Moderated by Lien-Hang Nguyen, Dorothy Borg Associate Professor in the History of the United States and East Asia, Columbia University 12:00 PM -1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No Registration Required. Drawing on his next book project, which surveys the intellectual schisms and literati debates in the backdrop of state repression of the arts in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) in the 1950s,…

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