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Events centered around CHA's 2010-11 theme, "China"

Tuesday, October 5, 4:00pm, British Studies (5th floor of Norlin Library)
Public lecture by Timothy Oakes, Associate Professor of Geography, University of Colorado at Boulder

"'Nothing is Pure' -- Rethinking China from the Edges"

Professor Oakes is a cultural geographer of China, working on issues related to regional cultural development, culture industries, tourism, heritage, regional and place-based identities.  His work focuses on the ways culture is used as a resource for development and governance objectives, identity politics, and tourism.  His talk explores the historical and contemporary roles of the frontier in making and unmaking Chinese identity.  It draws on his research in southwest China to trace the ways frontier settlement and cultural mixing have influenced Chinese identity and defined ideologies of belonging and exclusion.

Thursday, November 4, 4:00pm, British Studies
Public lecture by Gray Tuttle, the Leila Hadley Luce Assistant Professor of Modern Tibetan Studies at Columbia University

“Why Amdo Matters: Tibetan Middle Ground between Lhasa and Beijing”

Professor Tuttle studies the history of 20th-century Sino-Tibetan relations as well as Tibet’s relations with the China-based Manchu Qing Empire. The role of Tibetan Buddhism in these historical relations is central to his research. His publications include Tibetan Buddhists in the Making of Modern China (2005). His current research project focuses on the support that Tibetan Buddhist institutions have received from the governments of China from the 17th- to 20th-century and how this support, along with the economic growth in the Sino-Tibetan borderlands, has fueled expansion and renewal of these institutions into the contemporary period.

Thursday, February 10, 4:00pm, British Studies
Public lecture by Xiao Qiang, adjunct professor of East Asian Studies at UC-Berkeley

title is forthcoming

Professor Xiao's research interests include Participatory media, China and human rights; researching about state censorship and control of the Internet, the impact of information and communication technologies on China's media, politics and international relations; and running the China Digital Times news portal to explore how emerging information and communication technologies can advance the world's understanding of China.

Thursday, March 10, 5:30pm, British Studies
Free Chinese Music concert with CU's Pendulum New Music

Friday, March 11, 4:00pm, British Studies
Public lecture by Martin Powers the Sally Michelson Davidson Professor of Chinese Arts and Cultures at University of Michigan

title is forthcoming

Professor Powers' research focuses on the role of the arts in the history of human relations in China, with an emphasis on issues of political expression, personhood, and social justice. Most recently he has turned to questions of cultural exchange between China and Europe in the early modern era. His current manuscript, Pattern and Person: ornament and social thought in classical China, will be published by the Harvard University Press East Asian Series.

This lecture is the 5th Annual Christy Lecture, sponsored by CHA with endowed funds from Gary and Helen Christy.