Jeff Wasserstrom Gives Ho Lecture in China Studies
Wed, September 12, 2012 • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM • Avaya Auditorium, ACE 2.302
Jeff Wasserstrom photographed by Gina Bock
"Public Speech and Private Dreams in a Fast-Changing China, 1987 to 2012"
Historian Jeffrey Wasserstrom, of the University of California at Irvine, will deliver the 2012 Ho Distinguished Lecture in China Studies on Wednesday, September 12. Dr. Wasserstrom’s talk, "Public Speech and Private Dreams in a Fast Changing China, 1987 to 2012," is the first lecture in the Humanities Institute’s series on “Public and Private.” The talk will draw on Wasserstrom’s many years of research in China, represented in many scholarly and general interest publications, including Student Protests in China: The View from Shanghai (Stanford, 1991) and China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2010). Wasserstrom is editor of the Journal of Asian Studies, and reaches out to a broad public through contributing to an Irvine-based blog, The China Beat: Blogging How the East is Read, serving as a consultant for documentary films, and appearing on NPR news programming.