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2012-13 LRCCS Event Videos

State Capacity and the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Laws in China

March 26, 2013 - Martin Dimitrov (Associate Professor of Political Science, Tulane University)

China has some of the highest levels of copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting in the world. What does this mean for our assessment of state capacity in China?

Capitalism from Below: Where do Economic Institutions Come From?

February 26, 2013 - Victor Nee (Frank and Rosa Rhodes Professor of Sociology, Cornell University)

This presentation discusses the model and findings from a seven year study of the private enterprise economy and emergence of economic institutions of capitalism in the Yangzi Delta region of China.

In the Land of the People without Sutras: Jungar Refugees and Qing-Kazakh Relations, 1758-1775

November 20, 2012 - Benjamin Levey (Associate Professor of History, U-M Dearborn)

Based on a large corpus of previously unstudied Manchu language documents, this presentation discusses the fate of Jungar refugees in the fifteen years following the disintegration of the Jungar confederation.

Connectivity, Integration and 'Globalization' in Chinese History

November 6, 2012 - Nicola Di Cosmo (Henry Luce Foundation Professor of East Asian History, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)

This talk is an examination of various ways in which China has engaged the wider world (and vice versa) in its ancient and early modern past.

Wrestling with the Dragon: The Contemporary Challenges of Managing U.S. - China Relations

October 29, 2012 - Richard Solomon (Senior Fellow, Rand Corporation)

China Town Hall is a national day of programming on China involving 50 cities throughout the United States. Co-sponsored by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, and the U-M Center for Chinese Studies.

The Emerging Housing Policy Framework in China

October 9, 2012 - Lan Deng (U-M Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning)

This talk discusses the emerging housing policy framework in China, which includes three major affordable housing programs and a heavily regulated housing finance sector.

On Forgetting: Violence and Memory in Early China

September 25, 2012 - Roderick Campbell (Assistant Professor of East Asian Archaeology and History, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University)

This talk concerns a key Early Chinese practice of kingship: human sacrifice - and its forgetting. Professor Campbell's research has been focused on theorizing ancient social-political organization, social violence and history.  

The Politics of the Brushstroke

March 19, 2013 - Martin Powers (Sally Michelson Davidson Professor of Chinese Arts and Culture, University of Michigan, History of Art)

Physical Performance and Socio-Economic Status Among Older Chinese: a Multi-Level Analysis

February 19, 2013 - Jersey Liang (Professor of Health Management and Policy, U-M School of Public Health)

This presentation focuses on physical performance (i.e., grip strength, normal walking speed, and rapid walk speed) as a function of socio-economic status at the individual, household and community levels among older Chinese.

When Talented Women Became Socialist State Power Holders: Chen Bo'er and the Paradigm of Socialist Film in the PRC

November 13, 2012 - Wang Zheng (U-M Associate Professor of Women's Studies and History; Associate Research Scientist, U-M Institute for Research on Women and Gender; Associate Director, Center for Chinese Studies)

An examination of the life of Chen Bo'er (1907-1951), a movie star of the 1930s, who became a founder of the PRC film industry and its implications for elite women in China during the Chinese socialist revolution.

Rethinking 'China' in the Global Sixties: Concerned Americans and French Maoists

October 30, 2012 - Fabio Lanza (Associate Professor of History and East Asian Studies, Arizona State University)

This talk was a comparison of the Committee on Concerned Asian Scholars with French Maoists in the 1960s.

Tea and Other Decoctions for 'Nourishing Life' in Medieval China

October 23, 2012 - James Benn (Associate Professor of Buddhism and East Asian Religions and Chair, Department of Religious Studies, McMaster University)

Professor Benn examines one significant way in which tea, a relatively new beverage in Tang-dynasty China, was first consumed and understood, alongside other decoctions intended to promote health and wellness.

Double Paradox: Rapid Growth and Rising Corruption in China

October 2, 2012 - Andrew Wedeman (Professor of Political Science, Georgia State University)