Northwestern University

Fri 2:30 PM

10th Anniversary of the Sichuan Earthquake: A Panel Discussion

When: Friday, March 9, 2018
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM  

Where: 620 Library Place, PAS Conference Room, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Elizabeth Morrissey  

Group: Equality Development and Globalization Studies (EDGS)

Department of Political Science

Category: Lectures & Meetings


EDGS and Political Science Speaker Series on “Society and Politics in the Asia-Pacific”

Panel discussion with Prof. William Hurst, Political Science, Northwestern, Prof. Christian Sorace, Political Science, Colorado College, and Prof. Bin Xu, Sociology, Emory

On May 12, 2008, a massive earthquake devastated much of China's Sichuan Province and was felt 1000 miles away in Beijing. Chinese politics and society were jolted by this catastrophe, even as recovery began on the ground. Ten years later, as we remember the human tragedy of the disaster, it is also appropriate to reflect upon and assess the earthquake's longer-term implications for the Chinese government, the CCP, civil society, and ordinary people, as well as for the wider world.

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