In this panel discussion, we'll hear about the social conflicts and political struggles that emerged in China after the 1949 revolution and how they have shaped the situation in China today. Speakers include:
Yige Dong, an Assistant Professor in Sociology and Global Gender & Sexuality Studies at SUNY Buffalo, who will speak on contemporary feminist struggles and the crisis of social reproduction in China.
Yueran Zhang, a graduate student in Sociology at UC Berkeley with labor activism experience in the US and China, who will be speaking on the political economy of China between the Cultural Revolution and 1989 through a labor perspective.
Chris Connery, a Professor in the Literature at UC Santa Cruz, who will be speaking about political developments in China through the 1990s and into the present moment.
Ralf Ruckus, a long-time activist in social movements in Europe and Asia and author of the recent book "The Communist Road to Capitalism." Ralf will speak on social unrest and state's containment strategies that have been central to development of the Chinese systems since 1949.