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Aspirations: China and The Global South

10/12/2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia is thrilled to announce the launch of a new colloquium series, the Critical Chinese Humanities Colloquium (CCH), a platform designed to foster thought-provoking discussions among faculty, students, and the wider academic community. The CCH encourages critical approaches and new methods and modes of inquiry to the study of Chinese humanities across established disciplinary, temporal, and regional boundaries. We have curated a lineup of scholars who will share their most recent research and insights with our community.

October 12, 2023, 6:00PM-7:30PM
Place: Calder Lounge, Uris Hall (first floor)
Aspirations: China and the Global South

The inaugural event of the Critical Chinese Humanities Colloquium, co-sponsored by the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society and the Weatherhead East Asian Institute

A special panel with Wang Hui (Tsinghua University), Mahmood Mamdani (Columbia University), and Michael G. Hill (William & Mary), moderated by Lydia Liu (Columbia University)

This event is a hybrid event, open to the public. Zoom webinar information will be provided soon at this link: https://www.columbiaucch.org/cch. We look forward to welcoming you to the CCH and embarking on this intellectual journey together!

Wang Hui’s book The Rise of Modern Chinese Thought, newly available in English translation,
provides a timely engagement with the place of deep history in contemporary thought. He is
joined by Mahmood Mamdani and Michael G. Hill to discuss a set of questions raised in his
book and to reflect on their implications for rethinking the ground of universalism, the Global
South, and the emerging world order.

Please email disability@columbia.edu to request disability accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for accessibility needs.


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm