The Crowd in China, 1976-2023: images of local social change

Lunar New Year Festival | Lunchtime Lecture
Thursday 8 February: In this lunchtime lecture, David Goodman makes observations of social change in China from 1976 - 2023.

David Goodman has been an academic tourist, student, researcher, teacher and university administrator in China intermittently since 1976.

In this free presentation he makes observations of social change in China over those years focusing on the changing shape and presentation of crowds seen through contemporary photographs.

About the speaker

Prof David S G Goodman is Director of the China Studies Centre, University of Sydney, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. His research explores local social and political change in China.

Recent publications include: 'Local Governance in China: Structures, variations, and innovations' Elgar 2023 (with Ceren Ergenc); ‘The Idea of Qinghai: A century of territorialisation and competing identities’ in 'Journal of the Society for Asian Humanities' (with Susette Cooke) 2022: 94-131; and 'Class and the Communist Party of China, 1921-2021' (2 Vols) (with Marc Blecher, Yingjie Guo, Jean-Louis Rocca, Tony Saich, and Beibei Tang) Routledge, 2022.

Header image: 'Buying Fireworks'. Image supplied: David Goodman.

Event details

Lunchtime lecture

Thursday 08 February 2024
1.00PM - 2.00PM
Nelson Meers Foundation Auditorium
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