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September 24, 2009 in The China Beat


Copyright September 24, 2009. Used by permission.


We noticed several Bay Area events involving China Beat-related folks in the coming days and weeks, and wanted to alert readers to them.

1. The Center for Asian Studies at Stanford will be hosting the first “Sino-US Literature Forum” beginning tomorrow. The event is open to the public and will be mainly conducted in Chinese. Haiyan Lee and Jeff Wasserstrom will both be presenting at the conference.

2. Jeff Wasserstrom will be giving a talk on “China’s Mania for Mega-Events: Thinking About the Beijing Games and the Shanghai World Expo” at Stanford on September 28 at noon.

3. A conference on “Intellectuals, Professions, and Knowledge Production in Twentieth-Century China” will be held at Berkeley on October 16-17. According to the website, “This conference examines the transformation of China’s literati into modern professionals and intellectuals in the twentieth-century.” China Beatcontributor Thomas Mullaney will be participating, alongside many other scholars.