Past Event

"Global May Fourth: One Hundred Years"

May 3, 2019 - May 4, 2019
6:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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“Global May Fourth: One Hundred Years”

A Conference at Columbia University


Friday, May 3 – 403 Kent

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Introduction by Anatoly Detwyler and Ulug Kuzuoglu

Keynote Speech by Bryna Goodman (University of Oregon)

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Wine & Cheese Reception


Saturday, May 4 – Faculty Room, Low Library

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Welcome & Introduction by Safwan Masri (Columbia University)

Opening Remarks by Lydia H. Liu (Columbia University)


9:15 AM – 10:45 AM

First Panel: The Great War and the May Fourth

XU Guoqi (University of Hong Kong)

GUO Shuanglin (Renmin University)

Discussant: Shang Wei


10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Coffee Break


11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Second Panel: Global May Fourth

Ulug Kuzuoglu (Columbia University)

Michael Gibbs Hill (William & Mary)

Chengzhi Wang (Columbia University)

Discussant: Marwa Elshakry


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Lunch Break


2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Third Panel: Labor, Language, and Life

Yurou Zhong (University of Toronto)

Gal Gvili (McGill University)

Discussant: Andrew Nathan


3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Coffee Break


4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Fourth Panel: Critical Legacies

Viren Murthy (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

PANG Laikwan (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Discussant: Eugenia Lean


Click here for abstracts and the full program.

Cosponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, the Program in Chinese Literature and Culture, the Huang and Lin Fund, the Lian and Nie Fund, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society