The Dawn of the Pacific Century: China and the Condition of the Spatial Revolution

Wang Hui, Tsinghua University

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Hybrid Event: Zoom and Sewell Social Sciences Bldg., Room 8417
@ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This event was presented in collaboration with the Center for East Asian Studies at UW-Madison.

Wang Hui, Distinguished Professor of Literature and History, is the founding Director of the Tsinghua Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities and Social Sciences at Tsinghua University, Beijing. His work has attempted to chart the intellectual and political conditions of contemporary China and has remained committed to the project of deep engagement with both the history and the consequences of Chinese modernity.

Wang Hui graduated with a PhD degree in Chinese literature from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 1988. In 1996-2007, he served as the chief editor of Dushu Magazine, the most influential intellectual journal in China. He has published extensively on Chinese intellectual history, literature, and engaged in debates on historical and contemporary issues. His four-volumes work The Rise of Modern Chinese Thought in Chinese (2004) is regarded as one of the most important contributions to modern Chinese scholarship over the past two decades. Many of his books have been translated into different languages. The English language translations include The Rise of Modern Chinese Thought (2023), China’s Twentieth Century (2015), China From Empire to Nation-State (2014), The Politics of Imagining Asia (2010), The End of Revolution (2009) and China’s New Order (2003). Wang Hui is the recipient of numerous awards such as “2013 Luca Pacioli Prize” in Italy and “Anneliese Maier Research Award” (2018) in Germany.