Workshop on Theorizing Structural Change in 20th Century China

All day
Through July 24, 2011

Begins
Jul. 21

China’s history can be characterized as a history of social and intellectual responses to new forms of global structurings and imperatives.  This workshop contributed to our understanding of such transformations by focusing attention on the ways in which the history of China is integrated into global logics.  In order to contribute to a discussion of transformations in China from a perspective that is not limited to “Chinese studies,” we would like to bring together scholars who study China from a wide variety of backgrounds and scholars who have developed theoretical frameworks for understanding change in the modern world.

Organizers: James Hevia (Department of International History), Viren Murthy, and Moishe Postone (Department of History), in collaboration with Wang Hui, Institute of Advanced Studies and Department of Chinese Language and Literature at Qinghua (Tsinghua) University.

Workshop on Theorizing Structural Change in 20th Century China

July 21-July 24

“二十世纪中国结构性变化的理论阐释”学术研讨会

2011年7月21-24日

主办者:芝加哥大学北京中心

清华大学人文与社会科学高等研究所

Schedule of Panels

会议议程

Day1: Thursday,  July 21st

周四,7月21日

8:30 Opening Remarks: James HEVIA, WANG Hui and Viren MURTHY

开幕致辞: 何伟亚、汪晖、慕唯仁

9:00-12:00 Keynote Speech

Moishe POSTONE, “Rethinking Marx’s Critical Theory”

Moderator: WANG Hui

主题报告

主持人:汪晖

12:00-1:15pm Lunch午餐

Panels

1:30-3:00pm

Panel 1: Late Qing Treaty Ports in the Context of Global Capitalism

Moderator: James HEVIA

主持人:何伟亚

Stacie HANNEMAN, “Treaty Port China: forging global logics of governance”

Andy LIU, “Treaty Port China, the tea trade, world competition”

3:00-3:15 Coffee Break茶歇

3:15-4:45 pm

Panel 2: Legal and Intellectual Transformations of the Late Qing in Global Context

Moderator: Stacie HANNEMAN

主持人:Stacie HANNEMAN

Robert STERN, “The Jurisprudence of Empire: Civilization, Extraterritoriality, and the Juridical Order of the Earth”

James HEVIA, “Western Imperialism and Military Reform in Japan and China”

Day 2 : Friday, July 22nd

周五,7月22日

9:00 – 10:30 am

Panel 3:  Rethinking Chinese Political Philosophy:  Rethinking the Pasts and Futures of Equality

Moderator: Saul THOMAS

主持人:汤思奥

WANG Hui, “Another Inquiry on the “Equality of What?””

QIAO Zhihang, “The Journal of Natural Justice and the Problem of Equality in Late Qing Anarchist Thought”

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break茶歇

10:45- 12:15 pm

Panel 4: Rethinking Revolutionary China Part I

Moderator SUN Ge

主持人:孙歌

Qi Xiaohong,” The Masses, Nationalism and Revolution”

Mobo GAO, Title to be announced

12:15 to 1:15 Lunch午餐

1:30-3:00pm

Panel 5: Rethinking Revolutionary China Part II

Moderator Christian UHL

主持人:Christian UHL

Jake WERNER, “1950s China as an instance of global Fordism”

WU Yiching, “Revolution” and “Restoration” in Contemporary China: Toward a Historical Critique of Chinese Postsocialism”

3:00-3:15pm Coffee Break茶歇

3:15-4:45pm

Panel 6: Rethinking Globalization, Knowledge Production and Cultural Translation

Moderator Viren MURTHY

主持人:慕唯仁

Christian UHL “Is There Such a Thing as ‘Chinese Modernity’?

– A Postonian Reminder about Not Mistaking the Ought for is When Talking About ‘Cultural Diversity’, and so on”

Saul THOMAS, “The Struggle Over Intellectuals and Modern Knowledge in the Mao Era”

Dinner晚餐 (紫荆半岛港式餐厅,中心步行五分钟)

Day 3: Saturday,  July 23rd

周六,7月23日

9:00-10:30 am

Round Table Discussion: New Perspectives on Modern China: Capitalism Law and Culture

Saul THOMAS, Jake WERNER, Andy LIU, QIAO Zhihang, Mobo GAO,  SUN Ge

参与者:汤思奥、Jake WERNER、刘仁威、乔志航、高默波、孙歌

10:30-10:45  Coffee Break茶歇

10:45: 12:15 pm

Panel 7: Nationalism, Nationality and Modernity

Moderator: Jake WERNER

主持人:Jake WERNER

Andrew KIPNIS, “Constructing Commonality: Standardization and Modernization in Chinese Nation-Building”

CUI Zhiyuan, “Partial Intimations of the Coming Whole — The Chongqing Experiment in light of Henry George, James Meade and Antonio Gramsci”

12:15-1:15 Lunch 午餐

1:30-3:00pm

Panel 8:  Chinese Modernity and Japanese Perspectives

Moderator: LU Xinyu

主持人:吕新雨

Viren MURTHY  “The Tortuous Fate of ‘Civil Society’ in 20th Century China and Japan”

SUN Ge, “Searching for Truth in the Vicissitudes of Chinese History:  The Scholarly World of Mizoguchi Yuzo”

3:00-3:15  Coffee Break茶歇

3:15-4:45pm

Panel 9:  Rethinking Political Economy in China’s Long 20th Century

Moderator: Andrew KIPNIS

主持人:Andrew KIPNIS

Rebecca KARL, “Economics, Culture and Historical Time: A 1930s Critique”

Chris CONNERY, “ Class Society Without Class Struggle: On “Harmony”

Day 4: Sunday,  July 24th

周日,7月24日

8:30-10:00 am

Panel 10:  Rethinking Modern China: State Capitalism and Rural Reconstruction

Moderator: WANG Hui

主持人:林春

WEN Tiejun, title to be Announced

LU Xinyu, “’Ya Xi Ya’ Absolutism and the different paths of the Chinese and Russian Revolutions”

10:15-12:00

Closing Round-Table ( WANG Hui, WEN Tiejun, LU Xinyu, Moishe POSTONE, James HEVIA)