December 17, 2015
From November 16th through December 6th, Dingxin Zhao, Max Palevsky Professor of Sociology and the College at the University of Chicago, taught a course in the Civilization Study Abroad Program at the UChicago Center in Beijing. During this time, he was invited to give a number of talks around China. Professor Dingxin Zhao spoke on the “Engines of Social Change: A Theory” at Tsinghua University and Zhejiang University. He also spoke on the “Patterns of Social Movements and Collective Actions in Post-Mao China” at Peking University, the Chinese Academy of Governance, and East China University of Political Science and Law. After the conclusion of the student program, he gave a keynote speech at the Beijing Forum on Mass Communication and Social Development. The speech was titled “State Legitimacy and Public Space: A New Theory to Understand Political Communication.” As a scholar with years of research on historical sociology and social movement, Professor Zhao’s talks have engaged audiences and attracted the attention of Chinese media.