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Nov
1
Mon
Panel Discussion: Overcoming Challenges in the Research Environment in China | Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies
Nov 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Panel Discussion: Overcoming Challenges in the Research Environment in China | Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

Panelists:
Elizabeth Perry, Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government at Harvard University and Director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute
Denise Ho, Assistant Professor of 20th Century Chinese History, Yale University
Robert Weller, Professor of Anthropology, Boston University
Yuen Yuen Ang, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan

Moderator: Michael Szonyi, Frank Wen-Hsiung Wu Memorial Professor of Chinese History and Director, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University

This panel discussion will focus on guidance and advice for late-stage graduate students who are experiencing challenges accessing archives, conducting interviews, or who otherwise face the types of barriers faced when conducting research in China but are now intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presented via Zoom Webinar
Registration Required
Register at:https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FspvVFBhRn63hUbQZ0jB7A

Nov
12
Fri
When Physics Meets Literature: Fractality in Western Novels
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
When Physics Meets Literature: Fractality in Western Novels

Speakers: Stanisław Drożdż & Paweł Oswiecimka
Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Science

Drożdż and Oswiecimka studied 113 novels in English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, and Spanish, and found that the length of sentences almost always form fractal patterns.

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Nov
18
Thu
China’s Civilian Army
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Peter Martin joins for a discussion on his book, “China’s Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy,” which charts China’s transformation from an isolated and impoverished communist state to a global superpower from the perspective of those on the front line: China’s diplomats.

Peter Martin is Bloomberg’s defense policy and intelligence reporter in Washington, DC and author of “China’s Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy.” He was previously based in Beijing where he wrote extensively on escalating tensions in the US-China relationship and reported from China’s border with North Korea and its far-western region of Xinjiang. His writing has been published by outlets including Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, the National Interest, and the Guardian. He holds degrees from the University of Oxford, Peking University and the London School of Economics.

To purchase the book, please visit: https://bookshop.org/books/china-s-civilian-army-the-making-of-wolf-warrior-diplomacy/9780197513705?sscid=b1k5_9sx3o&utm_source=ShareASale&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=1238556&utm_term=1535322

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Workshop: Contemporary Chinese Village Gazetteer Data
Nov 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Workshop: Contemporary Chinese Village Gazetteer Data

No. 2 of the Committee on Chinese Materials Workshop Series on Digital Projects of Chinese Studies

hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS) & Committee on Chinese Materials (CCM)

In July 2018, the East Asian Library (EAL) of the University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS) initiated the Contemporary Chinese Village Gazetteer Data (CCVG Data) project to create an open-access online dataset of statistics extracted from Chinese village gazetteers (村志). This unique initiative has produced a dataset of significant value to the humanities and social sciences based on Chinese village gazetteers, which includes quantitative and qualitative data critical to supporting contemporary Chinese studies in fields such as politics, economics, sociology, environmental science, history, and public health.

This workshop will start with a review of village gazetteers published in past decades, the background of initiating the project, followed by a presentation and demonstration on data extraction procedures, data structure, data dictionary, downloading instructions, as well as the user interactive platform, etc. The current stage and the final goal of the project will be discussed as well.

Presented by the CCVG Data Project Team of the East Asian Library, University of Pittsburgh Library System. More information on the ULS at www.library.pitt.edu and CCM, Council of East Asian Libraries at https://www.eastasianlib.org/newsite/ccm/.

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