Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities


This is the inaugural session of the Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities. This will be an annual event, to be held in alternate years at U.C. Berkeley and Stanford.

Each year, the conference will bring together a keynote speaker and approximately twelve graduate students to present innovative research on any aspect of modern Chinese cultural production in any humanistic discipline. We encourage interdisciplinary scholarship within and between literary and cultural studies, cultural history, art history, film and media studies, musicology and sound studies, as well as the interpretative social sciences.

This year the keynote speaker is David Der-wei Wang, of Harvard University:

"Madame White, The Book of Change, and Eileen Chang: On A Poetics of Involution"
David Der-wei Wang, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
Friday, April 16th at 5:30PM
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Friday, April 16, 2010 | 3:00 pm — 7:00 pm
IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor, UC Berkeley

Center for East Asian Studies