"The Birth of the Century: Chinese Thought at the Dawn of the Pacific Twentieth Century" with Wang Hui


Location: 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls (View on map )

Wang Hui is a professor in the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

About the Lecture

The birth of the century marked the birth of global synchronicity in Chinese history, as well as the struggle and exploration to reform the imbalance within this synchronic relationship. Only from the multiple perspectives of Chinese historical context and great changes in world history can we grasp the position of China in the 20th century. This talk will focus on two questions: the arrival of the century and the politics of displacement in the context of the spatial revolution. 

Moderated by Liu Faculty Fellow Liang Cai, associate professor of history, and sponsored by the Liu Institute's Chinese Working Group.

Lunch will be available for participants. RSVP required.

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About the Speaker

Wang Hui is a professor in the department of Chinese language and literature and director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He studied at Yangzhou University, Nanjing University, and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He is currently serving as Elizabeth and J. Richardson Dilworth Fellow at Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study. Wang was named as one of the top 100 public intellectuals in the world in 2008 by Foreign Policy.

He is the author of “The Rise of Modern Chinese Thought” (Harvard University Press, 2023) and “China’s Twentieth Century: Revolution, Retreat and the Road to Equality” (Verso Books, 2016). He also previously served as the coeditor of the influential Chinese journal “Dushu.”