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Modern China Lecture Series

Police officers watch over visitors to the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.
October 14, 2022

The next Conversations on Race and Policing talk is "Policing China: Street Level Cops in the Shadow of Protest,” set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, on Zoom, and presented in partnership with the university’s Modern China Lecture Series.

The skyline of Hong Kong
October 7, 2022

The talk, “Hong Kong: Global China's Restive Frontier,” will be presented by Ching Kwan Lee, professor of sociology at UCLA. The lecture, on Zoom, is open to the public.

An image of China President Xi Jinping on a video display at Terminal 3 of Beijing Capital International Airport in China. © Markus Mainka
September 14, 2022

Victor Shih, an associate professor from UC San Diego and an expert in the elite politics of China, will present “Coalitions of the Weak: Elite Politics in China from Mao’s Stratagem to the Rise of Xi,” on Sept. 19 on Zoom. The program is free and open to the public.

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May 2, 2022

“Law and Racial Translation: Marriage Fraud Amendments, Gender-Based Violence, and Chinese American Women” will be presented by Lee Ann S. Wang, assistant professor of Asian American Studies at UCLA, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, on Zoom.

A composite image: The Yumen River and an illustration of a Manchu queue
April 22, 2022

“The Manchu Queue: A Complex Symbol in Chinese Identity,” on April 25, and “Ethnic River: Borderland Ecology and Rice Farming Stories around the Tumen River,” on April 27, are part of CSUSB’s Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month celebration.

Tengwang Pavilion, in the city of Nanchang , Jiangxi province, China.
April 15, 2022

“Continent in Dust: Experiments in a Chinese Weather System,” on April 18, and “Mate Choice and Marriage in the Chinese Communist Border Areas: Three Perspectives from 1941-42,” on April 21, are part of CSUSB’s Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month. Both programs are free and open to the public.

Illustration of a city skyline.
April 7, 2022

The presentation by Shou Wang of Cal State Stanislaus is set for Wednesday, April 13, and is part of CSUSB’s Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month. It is the second in the lecture series this week; the first talk by Hangping Xu of UC Santa Barbara took place on April 11.

The Suicide of Miss Xi: A ‘Crime of Economics?
March 17, 2022

“The Suicide of Miss Xi: A ‘Crime of Economics?’” by Bryna Goodman, professor of history from the University of Oregon, will be presented at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 21, on Zoom. This program of the Modern China Lecture Series is free and open to the public.

Necropolitics in Modern China
March 10, 2022

CSUSB’s Modern China Lecture Series will host Lihn Vu, Arizona State assistant professor of history and author of “Governing the Dead: Martyrs, Memorials, and Necrocitizenship in Modern China,” for a virtual talk, 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 14.