Delia Davin, a scholar who helped bring questions of gender to the center of China Studies, has died at home in Leeds, England after a long illness. She was Emeritus Professor of Chinese Studies in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds.
With apologies for cross-posting, I am pleased to announce the recent publication of my book
Yi Wu, Negotiating Rural Land Ownership in Southwest China: State, Village, Family (A Study of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University). University of Hawaii Press, 2016, 304 pages, ISBN: 978-0824846770.
Sights and Sounds of the Cold War in the Sinophone World
March 25-26, 2017
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Washington University in St. Louis
My colleague is creating a course on everyday life under totalitarlian/authoritarian regimes and is looking for suggestions on Maoist China - either about ordinary peoples’ experiences or on things like the cult of personality, etc. A point of comparison in the Soviet context would be Sheila Fitzpatrick’s Everyday Stalinism.
Department of History
West Virginia University