Faculty Member Spends Three Busy Weeks Teaching and Speaking throughout China

Professor Dingxin Zhao

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.