"Speaking of China" Lectures


“Speaking of China” Lecture series brings to Rutgers leading China experts in the world to discuss their cutting-edge researches, with a focus on social scientific and interdisciplinary approaches.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

14 Oct 2021
04:30PM - 06:00PM
Ritual and Relationship in Living Daoist Practice in Contemporary China (David Mozina)
05 Oct 2021
07:00PM - 08:30PM
The Geopolitics of Justice: China, the United States, Canada, and the Case of Meng Wanzhou (Taisu Zhang, Yale Law School; Margaret Lewis, Seton Hall Law School)
16 Sep 2021
04:30PM - 06:00PM
Land and the Origins of Contemporary Politics in Asia: Taiwan, Mainland China, Indonesia, and Malaysia since 1945 (William Hurst, University of Cambridge, UK)
29 Apr 2021
08:00PM - 09:30PM
The State, Market, and China’s Anti-Covid-19 Mobilization (Yan Hairong, Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ. & Barry Sautman, Hong Kong Univ. of Science & Technology)
06 Apr 2021
04:00PM - 05:30PM
How China Has Responded to SARS and COVID-19 (Dali Yang, University of Chicago)
11 Mar 2021
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Isomorphic or Poly-Ontological Pluralism? A Chinese Puzzle of Religious Diversity (David Palmer, University of Hong Kong)
28 Jan 2021
07:00PM - 08:30PM
A Philosophical Defense of Culture: Perspectives from Confucianism and Cassirer (Shuchen Xiang, Peking University, China)
22 Oct 2020
04:30PM - 06:00PM
Civility and Manners in These Times: Early Confucian Strategies and Sensibilities (Amy Olberding, University of Oklahoma)
14 Oct 2020
02:00PM - 03:30PM
The Present as Prologue: The Gloomy Outlook for US-China Relations (Avery Goldstein, University of Pennsylvania)
08 Oct 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Of the People, for the People, but not by the People —Confucian Meritocracy as a Correction of Democracy (BAI Tongdong, Fudan University, China)
01 Oct 2020
08:00PM - 09:30PM
China’s Ruling Class: Elite Persistence and the Ironies of Social Change (David Goodman, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China)
25 Sep 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Twenty Years in China: A Journalist's Experience on Trends and Developments (Ian Johnson, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist)
10 Sep 2020
08:00PM - 09:30PM
Will COVID-19 Reconfigure Social Institutions? A View from China (GUAN Kai, Yunnan University, China)
09 Apr 2020
04:30PM - 06:00PM
Trends in Social Closure in Post-Revolution China (Yu XIE, Princeton University) canceled
26 Mar 2020
04:30PM - 06:00PM
Temporality and Buddha-Nature in Tiantai Buddhist Thought (Brook Ziporyn, University of Chicago) canceled
28 Feb 2020
05:00PM - 06:30PM
Transparency, Digital Placemaking, and Shenzhen Urbanism (Fan Yang, University of Maryland Baltimore County)
14 Nov 2019
04:30PM - 06:00PM
How the Chinese Copy became the Prototype: Shenzhen and the Moral Perils of Technological Promise (Silvia Lindtner, University of Michigan)
07 Nov 2019
04:30PM - 06:00PM
China and the U.S.: Can’t We Just Get Along? (Andrew Nathan, Columbia University)
03 Oct 2019
04:30PM - 06:00PM
Qing Thought as a Period-Concept of Intellectual Developments in Late Imperial China (On-Cho Ng, Penn State University)
26 Sep 2019
04:30PM - 06:00PM
Red Guards, Live Streamers, and Tweeps: Performance Ethics in Work, Politics, and Play in China and the US (Guobin Yang, University of Pennsylvania)
02 May 2019
04:30PM - 06:00PM
Considering Citizenship in Imperial Chinese History (Hilde de Weerdt, Leiden University and IAS)
19 Apr 2019
03:00PM - 04:30PM
Queering the Rise of China: Gay Parenthood, Transnational Surrogacy, and Dislocated Reproductive Right (Wei Wei, East China Normal University)
31 Jan 2019
04:30PM - 06:00PM
The Transmission and Indigenization of Chinese Daoist Faith in the Late Chosŏn Korea (Jihyun Kim, Seoul National University and Harvard-Yenching Institute)
18 Oct 2018
04:30PM - 06:00PM
Seeking Pleasure in Peril: Male Same-Sex Relations during the Cultural Revolution (Wenqing Kang, Cleveland State University)
04 Oct 2018
04:30PM - 06:00PM
Migration, Social Institutions, and Popular Resistance in Rural China (Yao LU, Columbia University)
26 Sep 2018
05:00PM - 06:30PM
From Mines to Malls: Migrancy, Labor, and Chinese Racial Capitalism in Johannesburg (Mingwei HUANG, Dartmouth College)
05 Apr 2018
04:30PM - 06:00PM
Lost and Found in Translation: From Chinese Chan to Japanese Zen (Steven Heine, Florida International University)
27 Mar 2018
05:00PM - 06:30PM
The Specter of Global China (Ching Kwan Lee, UCLA)
20 Mar 2018
04:30PM - 06:00PM
Sex, Work, and Money Boys in Post-Socialist China (Travis S.K. Kong, University of Hong Kong)
01 Mar 2018
04:30PM - 06:00PM
China's War on Poverty: Will It Succeed? (Qin GAO, Columbia University)