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Chinese Dreams and Chinese Nightmares, 1989 to 2014

A talk by Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Department of History at the University of California Irvine.

Please join the Harriman Institute for a talk by Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Department of History, University of California Irvine. This talk is part of the Harriman Institute Core Project 2014-2015: Learning from Transition: From the Local to the Global. How has the Chinese Communist Party stayed in power so long after similar organizations fell in Eastern and Central Europe?  Are the strategies that it has been using to deal with protest since 1989 still effective?  What makes Xi Jinping similar to and different from his immediate predecessors?  These are the sorts of questions the speaker will address, focusing in part on the different sorts of dreams that inspire hope and nightmares that cause anxiety among various groups within the People’s Republic of China, from officials in Beijing, to students in Hong Kong, from migrant workers in Dongguan to Uyghurs in Urumqi.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Ilke Denizli by sending email to zid2000@columbia.edu .

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