Modern China in Three Keys: History, Culture and Social Change

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Summer Program
July 10, 2023 to July 21, 2023
Hawaii, United States
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Chinese History / Studies, Asian History / Studies, Literature, World History / Studies

Modern China in Three Keys is a multidisciplinary, 2-week summer institute that will examine the turbulent dynamics of China’s transformation from a 19th century empire to a struggling multi-ethnic 20th century nation state and a 21st century economic and geopolitical global power, emphasizing cultural continuities as well as political experimentation in an evolving and aspirational “China dream.” In addition to having the largest population and second largest economy in the world, China’s modern history of imperial collapse and national reemergence after a “century of humiliation” offers valuable insights into cultural resilience, the dynamics of national vitality, and the complexity of contemporary geopolitics.

The institute is part of a 2-year project to enhance teaching and learning about China and Southeast Asia, with an emphasis on Minority Serving Institutions. Team applications of 2-3 faculty members are preferred. Selected applicants will receive lodging at the EWC guesthouse and up to $800 of support for travel.

Application Deadline: March 10, 2023

Contact Info: 

Asian Studies Development Program Secretariat

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