Bordering China, Bordering Reform

Bordering China, Bordering Reform

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Panel 1: Bordering China

Tuesday, February 23, 7:00PM-9:00PM EST

Chair: Helen Siu, Yale University

Discussant: Michael Szonyi, Harvard University


Bixiao He, Sun Yat-sen University, “Hong Kong in China’s Information Nexus: Building a CCP Network in the Early Cold War”

Angelina Y. Chin, Pomona College, “From Guangdong to Taiwan: The Political Journeys of Two Anti-Communist Heroes Who Came to Love the CCP”

Denise Y. Ho, Yale University, “Oysterman, Refugee, Coast Guard: Hong Kong and China Between the Tides, 1949-1997”

Taomo Zhou, Nanyang Technological University, “Leveraging Liminality: The Border Town of Bao’an and the Origins of China’s Reform and Opening”

Panel 2: Bordering Reform

Wednesday, February 24, 7:00PM-9:00PM EST

Chair: Wen-hsin Yeh, University of California, Berkeley
Discussant: Charlotte Ikels, Case Western Reserve University

Michelle Chang, Stanford University, “The Business of Living: Transforming the Command Economy and the Making of Markets in Guangzhou, 1978-1985”

Andrew Liu, Villanova University, “The Factories Behind the Storefront: The Four Guangdong Tigers and Diasporic Chinese Capital during China’s Early Reform Period”

Cole Roskam, University of Hong Kong, “The Architecture of Reform: Buildings and Finance on the Hong Kong-China Border, 1978-1984”

Yu Zhang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, “The Socialist/Neoliberal Labor Hero in the Risky World of Finance: Leung Fung-Yee Fever, the Financialization of Everyday Life, and the Formation of Entrepreneurial Subjectivity”


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