Thursday, April 12, 2012

Conference on China and the Human at CUNY next week

Teemu Ruskola (Emory & visiting at Georgetown) has co-organized an exciting conference to be held next Thursday, April 19 at The Graduate Center, City University of New York.  The topic is China and the Human, and the meeting brings together contributors to a special issue of  the journal Social Text on this topic.  Here's the description:
China is everywhere in the news for its astounding economic development and its equally astonishing human rights abuses. Beginning with this curiously inverse relationship between economic success and political rights and freedom, the relationship of China and the human begs to be explored. Bringing together editors and contributors to Social Text's newly published double issue on "China and the Human" this interdisciplinary symposium seeks to question the self-evident nature of both "China" and "human" by examining the long career of the human in Chinese culture and thought, reaching back to ancient traditions and exploring the radical transformations under Maoism and in the current socialist-capitalist era. Join us for a series of panel discussions and conversations.
When & Where:  Thursday, 19 April 2012, 12-6pm, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York City, Rooms C201/C202.

The articles will appear in: Social Text 109/110 (Winter 2011/Spring 2012). The Introduction by Ruskola, David Eng and Shuang Shen is posted here.