A few upcoming events that we think will be of interest to China Beat readers:
1. On Monday, March 1, Professors Richard Baum and Barry Naughton will be speaking at UCLA. Their talk, “Trading Places: China and the U.S. in the International System,” is co-sponsored by UCLA’s Center for Chinese Studies and the Center for Social Theory and Comparative History, and will be held from 2:00-5:00 p.m.
2. Autumn Gem, a documentary about the life of “China’s first feminist,” Qiu Jin, will be shown at UC Irvine on the evening of Tuesday, March 2, followed by a Q-and-A session with the filmmakers. If you’re not in the Southern California region, check out the Autumn Gem website for a full schedule of screenings around the country in the coming months.
3. For our readers in Northern California, here are a couple of events coming up next weekend. On Friday, March 5, Jeff Wasserstrom will be speaking at San Francisco State University’s Center for U.S.-China Policy Studies; the topic of his talk is “China in 2010: Legacies of the Past, Prospects for the Future.” The Institute of East Asian Studies at UC Berkeley is holding a one-day conference on March 6, “Moderne and Modernity: Visual Narratives of Interwar Shanghai.” The conference is being held in conjunction with an ongoing exhibit at the Asian Art Museum, “Shanghai,” which will run through September 5.
4. Moving over to the East Coast and looking ahead a bit, those in the Mid-Atlantic region should mark their calendars for a week-long series of lectures that Ken Pomeranz will give at Princeton University in late April. More details will be available as the date draws closer, so watch this page for updates.