The Fourth Chinese Political Sociology Workshop

  • Dingxin Zhao, Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago

  • Shizheng FENG, Professor of Sociology, Renmin University of China

  • Richard LACHMANN, University at Albany, State University of New York

  • Yanfei SUN, Tsinghua University

  • Hui WANG, Tsinghua University

All day
Through July 18, 2014

Begins
Jul. 16

This workshop, the fourth in a series of workshops on Chinese Political Sociology, follows successful workshops held three years. The 2014 workshop focused on the theme of “Empire: Past and Present”. Scholars from China and other countries divided the whole workshop into six sessions to discuss their research on history and modern metamorphosis of different empires in their own countries and other parts of the world.

Wednesday, July 16

 

08:00         Registration

Venue: UChicago Center in Beijing

08:30-08:45      Opening Ceremony

Dingxin ZHAO, University of Chicago

 

Session One The Decline of the Great Empires

Moderator: Mark R. BEISSINGER

08:45-09:45   Universal Rome: the End of History and the Paradox of Decline

Peter Fibiger BANG, University of Copenhagen

09:45-10:05          Q & A

10:05-10:25          Coffee Break

10:25-11:25   Elite Self-Interest and American DeclineRichard LACHMANN, University at Albany, State University of New York

 

11:25-11:45          Q & A

 

11:45-12:05   Summary & Conclusion

 

12:05-13:30          Lunch

 

Session Two  The Russian and British Empires

Moderator: Richard LACHMANN

13:30-14:30          The Persistence of Empire in Soviet and Post­-Soviet ContextsMark R. BEISSINGER, Princeton University

 

14:30-14:50          Q & A

14:50-15:50   The Empire and the Nationalities, from Romanov to Soviet

Liliana RIGA, University of Edinburgh

15:50-16:10   Q & A

16:10-16:30   Coffee Break

16:30-17:30   Minority Nations in the British Empire: Scotland and Quebec ComparedJames KENNEDY, University of Edinburgh

 

17:30-17:50   Q & A

 

17:50-18:10   Summary & Conclusion

 

Thursday, July 17

 

08:00        Registration

Venue: UChicago Center in Beijing

 

Session Three  The Worldview of the Chinese Empire

Moderator: Naran BILIK

08:30-09:10          From Tributary System to “Spring and Autumn International Law”Hui WANG, Tsinghua University

 

09:10-09:30   Q & A

09:30-10:10   The Conditions for Making an All-under-heaven System

Tingyang ZHAO, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

10:10-10:30          Q & A

10:30-10:50   Coffee Break

10:50-11:30         Concept of National or Ethnic Community in China’s HistoryDali YAO, Fudan University

 

11:30-11:50   Q & A

 

11:50-12:10   Summary & Conclusion

 

12:10-14:00     Lunch

 

Session Four  The Reach of the Chinese Empire

Moderator: Shizheng FENG

14:00-14:40   Between Literati and Clerks: Personnel Management and the Logic of EmpireXueguang ZHOU, Stanford University

 

14:40-15:00   Q & A

15:00-15:40   A Study of Local Officials of Late Imperial China Based on Handbooks of Official Conduct

Feizhou ZHOU, Peking University

15:40-16:00   Q & A

16:00-16:20   Coffee Break

16:20-17:00   The Origins and Continuous Formation of Rebellions under Qing Empire,1850-1873Yang ZHANG, University of Chicago

 

17:00-17:20   Q & A

 

17:20-17:40   Summary & Conclusion

 

Friday, July 18

 

08:00        Registration

Venue: UChicago Center in Beijing

 

Session Five  The Transformation of the Chinese Empire

Moderator: Xueguang ZHOU

08:30-09:10   The Ecology of Ethnic Relations in Imperial China and Its Changes in the           20th CenturyNaran BILIK, Fudan University

 

09:10-09:30   Q & A

09:30-10:10   Disruption and Continuity: The Chinese State’s Policies towards Religion in a     Historical Perspective

Yanfei SUN, Tsinghua University

 

10:10-10:30          Q & A

 

10:50-11:30         The Rise of the “People” and China’s Conflict Management Regime

Shizheng FENG, Renmin University of China

11:30-11:50   Q & A

11:50-12:10   Summary & Conclusion

12:10-14:00     Lunch

Session Six  Past and Present of the Chinese Empire

Moderator: Yang ZHANG

14:00-14:40

The Concept of “Empire” and the Perception of “China”: On American “The New Qing History”

Xingtao HUANG, Renmin University of China

 

14:40-15:00   Q & A

15:00-15:40

Chinese Empire and Its Modern Metamorphosis

Dingxin ZHAO, University of Chicago

15:40-16:00   Q & A

16:00-16:20   Coffee Break

16:20-16:40   Summary & Conclusion

16:40-17:10   Concluding Remarks