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Li Zhang, CEPA Public Lecture

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University of California, Davis

The Rise of Therapeutic Governing in Postsocialist China


Uptown Campus
Stibbs Room

Event Details

Open to the public

Admission: Free

Event Type: Ethics and Public Affairs Lectures

Sponsored By: Murphy Institute , Center for Ethics and Public Affairs

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About The Speaker

Li Zhang is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California Davis. Her research concerns the social, political, and cultural repercussions of market reform and socialist transformations in contemporary China. Professor Zhang’s books include, In Search of Paradise: Middle Class Living in a Chinese Metropolis (Cornell University Press, 2011; Winner of the 2011 Francis L. Hsu Book Prize, presented by the Society of East Asian Anthropology of the American Anthropological Association; Winner of the 2012 Robert E. Park Award presented by the Community and Urban Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association), Privatizing China, Socialism from Afar, (edited by Li Zhang and Aihwa Ong, Cornell University Press, 2008) and Strangers in the City: Reconfigurations of Space, Power, and Social Networks within China’s Floating Population (Stanford University Press, 2001; Winner of the 2002 Robert E. Park Award, presented by the Community & Urban Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association).

A 2008 Guggenheim Fellow, Professor Zhang’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Fulbright-Hays Program, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the Committee on Scholarly Communication with China, and the University of California President’s Office.

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