30 May 2013 2:00pm - 6:00pm SG1/2 Alison Richard Building


Humanitas Visiting Professor in Chinese Studies 2012-13

The Humanitas Chair in Chinese Studies has been made possible by the generous support of Sir David Tang

Professor Chen Yung-fa

Chen Yung-fa  (Modern History Institute of the Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan) will give a series of three public lectures on The Meaning of the Chinese Communist Revolution and participate in a concluding symposium.

Confirmed  symposium speakers:

Professor Rana Mitter (University of Oxford) on China's Unanchored Revolutions: 1911 and After
Dr Uradyn Bulag (University of Cambridge) on The Communist Revolution and its Aftermath at China's Margins
Professor Mark Selden (Cornell University) on From Nongmin to Nongmingong: the State, Capital, and the Changing Face of China's Rural  Underclass
Professor Perry Anderson (University of California, Los Angeles) on Imaginings of a Restoration

The event is free to attend but it is necessary to register attendance.  Please click on the links at the right hand side of the page to view the programme and to book your place online.

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About Chen Yung-fa


Since 2005 Chen Yung-fa has been a distinguished Research Fellow at the Institute of Modern History at Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan, and Professor of History at the National Taiwan University.  From 2001 to 2009 he was the Director of the Institute of Modern History.

His major publications include Making Revolution: The Communist Movement in Eastern and Central China, 1937-1945. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986, 690p; Yanan’s Shadow (延安的陰影 Yanande Yinying), Taipei: the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Monograph 60, 1990, 6, 354p;  Seventy Years of China’s Communist Revolution (中國共產革命七年:從革命奪權到告別革命 Zhongguo gongchan gemingqishinian: cong geming duoquan dao gaobie geming), Taipei: the Lianjing Press, 1st ed. 1998, 1014p. revised ed. 2001, 1146p; Pursuing Excellence: Eighty Years of the Academia Sinica, Vol. 1, (追求卓越: 中央研究院八十年》,卷一,任重道遠【全院篇】(Zhuiqiu Zhuoyue: Zhongyang yajiuyuan bashinian ) Taipei: Academia Sinica, 2008, 7, 333p.


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