Contemporary China Studies

Hollywood Made in China

Thursday, 26 October, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
China Centre Lecture Theatre

China is poised to become the largest theatrical box office in the world. In order to circumvent China’s market access controls and tap the world’s largest potential film market, Hollywood studios have begun engaging in a range of collaborative ventures to access audiences in the middle kingdom.

Speaker(s): 
Aynne Kokas

Crowdsourcing as a Tool for Enhancing Public Health Programs in China

Thursday, 19 October, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
China Centre Lecture Theatre

In 1906, the crowd at a county fair in England guessed the weight of an ox.  The median guess of the crowd was accurate to within 2% of the actual weight and better than guesses from agricultural experts. This demonstrates the power of crowdsourcing in specific contexts.

Speaker(s): 
Joseph D. Tucker

Bombing, Civilians, and War: Comparisons between Europe, Japan, and China in World War II

Wednesday, 11 October, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
Ho Tim Seminar Room, China Centre

Three historians will discuss the importance of bombing during the Second World War, looking at similarities and contrasts between the experience of Europe, Japan, and China in terms of tactics and the effects on civilian morale.

 

Speaker(s): 
Richard Overy (University of Exeter), Sheldon Garon (Princeton University), and Rana Mitter (University of Oxford)

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