East Asia by the Book! Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago Author Talks featuring Professor Yanzhong Huang

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Type: 
Lecture
Date: 
December 1, 2020
Location: 
Illinois, United States
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Chinese History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies

Please join the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago (CEAS) for their East Asia by the Book! CEAS Author Talks featuring Professor Yanzhong Huang, Professor and Director at The Center for Global Health Studies at Seton Hall University and Senior Fellow for Global Health at The Council on Foreign Relations, on Tuesday, December 1, 4:00 p.m. (Central Standard Time).

Professor Huang will be speaking about his book, Toxic Politics: China's Environmental Health Crisis and its Challenge to the Chinese State. Environmental degradation in China has not only brought a wider range of diseases and other health consequences than previously understood, it has also taken a heavy toll on Chinese society, the economy, and the legitimacy of the party-state. Professor Huang presents new evidence of China's deepening health crisis and challenges the widespread view that China is winning the war on pollution. Although government leaders are learning, stricter and more centralized policy enforcement measures have not been able to substantially reduce pollution or improve public health. He connects this failure to pathologies inherent in the institutional structure of the Chinese party-state, which embeds conflicting incentives for officials and limits the capacity of the state to deliver public goods. Professor Huang examines the implications for China's future, both domestically and internationally.

To register for this event, please click the Zoom link HERE

This event is sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago and the Seminary Co-op Bookstores. Initiated in 2016, this annual series showcases CEAS faculty, alumni, and special guests who provide author talks and book launches as a way to engage the broader community in conversations regarding key scholarship on East Asia.

Contact Info: 

Megumi Kim, Center Administrator 

Center for East Asian Studies at the Unviersity of Chicago

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