Cultures of China, Talk by Master 2011
Organized by the Chinese Culture Development Center of The China Press
Ge Jianxiong (葛剑雄)
Data: May 5, 2011, 7-9PM
Place: ROOM 251, University Center, University of Houston
Contact: China Press 713-828-3932
Director of Fudan University Library, Shanghai China
Professor of Chinese Historical Geography, Fudan University
Dr. Ge Jianxiong is China’s leading scholar on historiography studies. He has published numerous books on Chinese historical geography and migration, including Population Geography of the Western Han Dynasty; History of Migrations in China; Changes of Boundaries and Administrative Divisions in China, Population and Modernization in China since 1850, and China’s Historical Geographic Studies in the 20th Century. He is also a well-known public intellectual in China, writing several extremely popular columns and blogs in mainstream Chinese media on globalization and China’s role in the world affairs. In addition to his academic prestige, Dr. Ge is a member of the Standing Committee of the People’s Political Consultative Congress of China and has served on the Advisory Committee of the Shanghai Municipal Government since 2006.
Dr. Ge has been invited to speak by several famous Chinese TV stations, including Chinese Central Television (CCTV), Phoenix TV and Hunan TV. Dr. Ge is one of guest speakers of the most watched TV program in China, The Lecture Room, with millions of audiences.
This event is sponsored by China Overseas Exchanges Association, and organized by The China Press and Chinese Culture Development Center. Dr. Ge Jianxiong’s lecture will cover topics areas such as Evolution of Chinese Territorial Culture, History of Chinese Immigration, and Historical Geography of Tibet.