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UC San Diego China Partnerships: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Tue, November 1, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM PDT
Paul Pickowicz, UC San Diego’s Distinguished Professor of History and Chinese Studies, presents a rare short film about UC San Diego's inaugural visit to China in 1979, just months after the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the U.S. and the People's Republic of China. After the screening, members of the 1979 delegation will share their remembrances, followed by a look at the university’s recent collaborations with Chinese universities.
Nearest parking is located at Hopkins Parking. Please pay at pay stations at top level, take elevator to the bottom level, and follow signs to Geisel Library. The event will start at 5 p.m. with a short program and film screening in the Seuss Room (directions). At 6:00 p.m. the discussion and question-and-answer portion will begin, and conclude with a reception.
Paul Pickowicz is one of the country’s leading historians of modern China with 15 books to his credit. A true interdisciplinary scholar, his work has investigated the impact of the Cultural Revolution on Chinese peasants, the history of Chinese cinema, Cold War propaganda strategies, rural protest and Chinese soft-power initiatives. His book “Chinese Village, Socialist State” (co-authored with Edward Friedman and Mark Selden) was called “by far the best book on the impact of the Chinese Communist Party on peasant life” by The New York Review of Books. Read bio online here.
Questions? Contact Samuel Tsoi.