Here, There, and Everywhere: Upcoming Events

If you have a bit of free time, check out one of these China-related talks around the world this week and next:

• Tomorrow (October 28), Jeff Wasserstrom will be speaking at Pomona College on the topic of “Shanghai in the World — and the World in Shanghai: 1850-2010.”

• Jonathan Watts, Asia Environment Correspondent for the Guardian, is doing a tour in support of the American release of his book, When a Billion Chinese Jump: How China Will Save Mankind — Or Destroy It. Here’s where Watts will be in the next week:

At the University of Southern California Monday, November 1, sponsored by the US-China Institute

At UC Irvine Tuesday, November 2, in conversation with Ken Pomeranz as the latest speaker in the China Lecture Series produced by China Beat and the UCI Humanities Collective (talk co-sponsored by Orange Goes Green, the Department of History, and the UCI Environment Institute)

At Berkeley on Wednesday, November 3, discussing “Why Japan and the World Are Concerned about China’s Environmental Crisis”

In Seattle on Thursday, November 4, at the University of Washington (tickets required, purchased either in advance or at the door)

• The Huntington Library in Pasadena, CA, will be hosting a conference November 5-6 exploring “Pacific Spaces: Comparisons and Connections Across the Pacific Ocean in Early Modern and Modern Times” (register by October 29).

• Beginning Sunday, November 7 (and continuing on the next two Sundays after that), Capital M in Beijing will be featuring “Capital Conversations,” a northern version of the “Cosmopolitan Conversations” that M on the Bund initiated over the summer. Here’s the schedule of speakers and topics:

November 7: “China in the 80s: How Far Have We Come?” with Zhang Lijia and Geoff Raby

November 14: “Values in China,” with Gady Epstein, Ian Johnson, and Evan Osnos

November 21: “The Chinese Internet,” with Jeremy Goldkorn, Kaiser Kuo, and Mary Kay Magistad

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