If it’s Wednesday, it must be another IGS cosponsored event! Tomorrow we’re turning our attention to China, with two talks on the emergence of modern life there.
First, at 2 pm tomorrow, April 13, Beijing University sociologist Professor Lu Huilin will discuss “The New Generation of Peasant Migrant Workers.” We’ve read stories of suicides in Apple’s I-Phone factories, but what are labor conditions like in China’s booming factory towns? Does unrest there pose a threat to China’s internal stability?
Then at 3:30 pm, we’ll consider: what are the roots of failed governance and unrest? What happened to China’s traditional Confucian order? Professor Sun Feiyu, also a sociologist at Beijing University, will speak on “The Tragedy of Mao’s Revolution: The Destruction of the Traditional Elite and its Implications for Good Governance in China.”
Both talks will take place in the International Lounge in Usdan. Hope to see you there for one, or both!