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Will COVID-19 Reconfigure Social Institutions? A View from China (GUAN Kai, Yunnan University, China)
Thursday, September 10, 2020, 08:00pm - 09:30pm
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This talk is co-sponsored by Rutgers Global-China Office. It is open to the public, but registration is required.



In this sociological reflection, Dr. GUAN Kai argues that confrontations between life and death, between nature and humanity, that are taking place in the COVID-19 crisis are challenging societies to re-evaluate modern life. Emerging from the pandemic, societies around the globe can expect to see renovations not only in public health and health care systems, but also in knowledge, concepts, organizations, social actions and daily lifestyles. Serving as catalysts for more lasting social change, COVID-19 experiences may provoke a rethinking of our relationship to nature as more salient than politics. Please join this conversation as Dr. Guan shares both his analytical insights and also his observations of living through the pandemic in China. 


Dr. GUAN Kai (关凯) is trained in both Anthropology and Political Science. He is Dean of the School of Ethnology and Sociology at Yunnan University and serves as Academic Editor of the editorial department of the Stanford Social Innovation Review – Chinese Edition. He is Co-Founder of the international Chinese-English Keywords Project.


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