Third Chinese Political Sociology Workshop

All day
Through July 19, 2013

Jul. 17

This workshop, the third in a series of workshops on Chinese Political Sociology, follows successful workshops held in 2011 and 2012.  The 2013 workshop focused on the theme of Revolutions and Modernization.  U.S. and China-based scholars discussed their research on revolutions in their own countries and other parts of the world, as well as implications for modern Chinese nation-state building and economic development in China.



Wednesday, July 17

08:00     Registration

08:30     Opening Remarks

Session 1 Revolutions in the World

08:45    Timothy TACKETT—The Revolutionary Process in France, 1789-1793

09:45     Q & A

10:05    Coffee Break

10:25    Saïd ARJOMAND—The Arab Spring and Iran’s Islamic Revolution of 1979

11:25     Q & A

11:45     lunch

13:30    George LAWSON— Revolutions and International Relations

14:30     Q & A

14:50     Summary & Conclusion

15:10     Coffee Break

Session 2 Explaining Chinese Revolutions

15:30     Qisheng WANG— Rolling Rock from the Mountain Top: The Continuation and Escalation of Revolutions in 20th-Century China

16:10     Q & A

16:30     Summary & Conclusion

17:10     Jin XU— From Revolutionary Secret Society to State: An Analytical Framework to Explain the Dynamics of Chinese Communist Revolution

17:30     Q & A

Thursday, July 18

08:00     Registration

Session 3 Dynamics of China’s Revolutions

08:30     Chunsong GAN—Who Were the Revolutionaries: The Rise of Revolutionary Groups in Late Qing and Early Republican China

09:10      Q & A

09:30      Xiaobing TANG—The Twists and Turns of Public Opinions in Modern China: From the Perspective of Revolution

10:10     Q & A

10:30     Coffee Break

10:50     Daoxuan HUANG—Here Comes the Revolution: The Long Bow Village in William

Hinton’s Fanshen

11:30     Q & A

11:50     Summary & conclusion

12:10     Lunch

Session 4 Revolutions in Post-revolutionary Era

14:00     Michel BONNIN—The Post-1968 Rustication Movement: The Last Experiment

for Mao Zedong’s Continuous Revolution Theory

14:40     Q & A

15:00     Lili WU— The Dilemma of Charismatic Authority: Mao’s Cultural Revolution in China 

15:40     Q & A

16:00     Coffee Break

16:20     Guoqiang DONG— The “Nanjing Incident” of 1976: Factional Identity, Personal

Experience and Political Choice during the Cultural Revolution

17:00     Q & A

17:20     Summary & Conclusion

Friday, July 19

08:00     Registration

Session 5 Revolution and Order

08:30    Peiguo ZHANG— Rural Revolutions and the Transformation of the State in Modern China

09:10     Q & A

09:30     Yongle ZHANG— Revolution, Compromise and Constitutional Government: An Analysis of the 1916 Argument for Legally Constituted Authority

10:10     Q & A

10:30     Coffee Break

10:50     Naiteh WU— Explaining Taiwan’s Political Transition: Myth and Reality

11:30     Q & A

11:50     Summary & Conclusion

12:10     Lunch

Session 6 Looking Forward by Looking Back

14:00     Shizheng FENG— Studies of Revolutions in China: Challenges, Agendas, and Pitfalls   

14:40     Q & A

15:00     Dingxin ZHAO— Studies of Revolutions: Theories, Perspectives, and New Agendas

15:40    Q & A

16:00    Coffee Break

16:20     Movie Screen

17:40     Wrap-up and Closing Remarks


Organizers: Dingxin Zhao (Department of Sociology) in collaboration with Shizheng Feng (Department of Sociology at Renmin University).