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Audio Archive

Noon Lecture Series 2011-12

 "Building China: Migrant Workers in China's Construction Industry" by: Sarah Swider, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Wayne State University (audio)

 "Monks, Monasteries and Madness: The Relationship between Buddhist Monasteries and Mental Institutions in East Asia" by: James Robson, Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University (audio)

 "Girls Doing for Themselves: Redefining Filial Piety as a Virtue for Women in Late Imperial China" by: Maram Epstein, Associate Professor of Chinese Literature, University of Oregon (audio)

 "The Age Prevalence of Smoking among Chinese Women: A Case of Arrested Diffusion" by: Albert I. Hermalin, University of Michigan Population Studies Center, ISR (audio)

 "Johnson's Dictionary and the Kangxi Zidian: An Experiment in Comparative Lexicography" by: David Porter, University of Michigan, Professor of English and Comparative Literature (audio)

 "Burying 'Nie Zheng's Bones:' The Making of Martyrs in 1911" by: Hu Ying, Associate Professor of Chinese Literature, University of California, Irvine, September 21, 2011 (audio)

 "Youth, or Something like it: Perceptions of Thresholds in Tang Narratives" by: Linda Rui Feng, Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto, October 11, 2011 (audio)

Noon Lecture Series 2008-09

 Rethinking Chinese Reforms Yasheng Huang, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, October 23, 2008 (audio)

Noon Lecture Series 2010-11

 "China's Cultural Revolution Arts: A Posthumous Life" Richard Kraus, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Oregon, September 21, 2010 (audio)

 "Is The Volcano Still Quiet? Popular Views on Equality and Redistribution in Contemporary China" Pierre Landry, Associate Professor of Political Science, Yale University, October 12, 2010 (audio)

Noon Lecture Series 2009-10

 "Dirty Water -- The Danone-Wahaha Battle and Law, Politics and Contested Value in the PRC" Nicholas C. Howson, U-M Assistant Professor of Law, April 6, 2010 (audio)

"Confessions of a Peking Tom: A China Odyssey" Richard Baum, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, UCLA, March 23, 2010 (audio)

"Sounds from the Ground: Recently Excavated Warring-States Texts and the Linguistic Reconstruction of Early Chinese" Bill Baxter, U-M Professor of Linguistic and Chinese, March 16, 2010 (audio)

"Specters on Screen in Chinese Opera Film: A Case Study of A Test of Love" Judith Zeitlin, Professor in Chinese Literature, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, February 02, 2009 (audio)

"Visualizing the State in Early Modern England and China" Martin J. Powers, Sally Michelson Davidson Professor of Chinese Arts and Cultures at the University of Michigan, December 08, 2009 (audio)

"Caochangdi : Beijing Inside Out" Mary Ann Ray,  Taubman Centennial Professor of Practice at the University of Michigan, December 01, 2009 (audio)

"Revealing Erasures: Visual Representation of Women of China: 1949-2009" Wang Zheng,  U-M Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and History, November 17, 2009 (audio)

"A Question of Confidence: State Legitimacy and the New Urban Poor" Dorothy J. Solinger,  Professor of Political Science, University of California at Irvine, September 22, 2009 (audio)

"From Gossip to History: Views of Mid-Tang Literature in Anecdotal Texts" Anna Shields,  Director of the Honors College, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, October 06, 2009 (audio)

"China's Tibet Policy: Accommodation and Conflict" Tsering Shakya,  Canadian Research Chair in Religion and Contemporary Society in Asia, Institute for Asian Research, University of British Columbia, October 13, 2009 (audio)

Noon Lecture Series 2008-09

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"The Shanghai People's Courts - Competence, Autonomy and Independence" Nicholas Howson,  U-M Assistant Professor of Law, March 10, 2009 (audio)

"Chinese Business Dynasty: Family Survival Strategies in War and Revolution" Sherman Cochran,  Cornell University Professor of History, March 3, 2009 (audio)

"Transnational Architectural Production in Urban China" Xuefei Ren,  Michigan State University Assistant Professor of Sociology, February 10, 2009 (audio)

"Coping with Crisis in the Wake of Culteral Revolution: Toward a Historical Critique of China's Post-Socialist Condition" Yiching Wu,  U-M Michigan Society of Fellows Postdoc, Janurary 20, 2009 (audio)

"Addicted to Beauty: Web-based Chinese Danmei Fiction and the Recasting of Romance" Jin Feng, Associate Professor of Chinese, Grinnell College (audio)

"Legislating Harmony? Why Chinese Laws are So Good and Implementation So Bad" Mary Gallagher, U-M Associate Professor of Political Science (audio)

"Singing, Chanting and Acting in Kunqu" Wen Yuhang, Kunqu Performer (audio)

A Premonition of the Fall of the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279):  Reading a Song Lyric Composed in 1253 about Reveling on the West Lake Shuen-fu Lin, U-M Professor of Chinese Literature, October 14, 2008 (audio)

The Rise of Guanxi in Chinese Transition Economy Yanjie Bian, Professor of Sociology, University of Minnesota, November 4, 2008 (audio)

Noon Lecture Series 2007-08

 China Through a Global Lens.  Global Information Flows and Chinese Responses to Tragic News Events  Vanessa Fong, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University. September 18, 2007 (audio)

China Through a Global Lens.  Africa's Silk Road:  China and India's New Economic Frontier Harry Broadman, Economic Advisor, African Region, The World Bank.  Co-sponsored by the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies and the Center for South Asian Studies. September 25, 2007 (audio)

China Through a Global Lens.  China and the Global Politics of Cultural Heritage  Magnus Fiskesjö, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Cornell University.  Co-sponsored by the U-M Museum of Anthropology.  October 2, 2007

China Through a Global Lens.  Cosmopolitan Ethics, Aesthetics, and Confucianism:  Kang Youwei's Great Community  Ban Wang, Professor of Chinese Literature, Stanford University.  Co-sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities.  November 13, 2007 (audio)

China Through a Global Lens.  The China Threat:  New Facts or Old Scares?  Andrew Ross, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University.  November 27, 2007 (audio)

Chinese Pasts in a Global Present.  Quemoy on the Front Line:  Militarization and Modernity in a Cold War Flashpoint (1949-1992)  Michael Szonyi, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilization, Harvard University.  January 22, 2008 (audio)

Chinese Pasts in a Global Present.  Revolutionary Alcehmy:  Shanghai's "January Revolution: Reinterpreted  Yiching Wu, Michigan Society of Fellows and Assistant Professor of Anthropology and History.  January 29, 2008. (audio)

Chinese Pasts in a Global Present.  China's Capitalism, Confucianism, and the New Nationalism  Lionel Jensen, Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and History, University of Notre Dame.  February 5, 2008 (audio)

Chinese Pasts in a Global Present.  Why Didn't Zhao Mingcheng Send Letters to his Wife, Li Qingzhao, When he was Away?  Ronald Egan, Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, UC Santa Barbara  (audio)