Date: Monday, May 21

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Holiday Inn, Bozeman

This presentation will focus on the People’s Republic of China from the post-Mao reform and opening (gaige kaifang) period to the present, with an emphasis on understanding the major political, economic, and social changes over the past three decades. From the turbulent 1980s to China’s (re)emergence as a global power over the past two decades, we will explore the policies and personalities that have shaped contemporary China, as well as the domestic and international ramifications of China’s rise to global preeminence.

Presenter: Maggie Greene

GreeneMaggie Greene is an assistant professor of history at MSU, teaching pre-modern to modern Chinese history and modern Chinese literature and cultural studies. She is broadly interested in the political and cultural position of Chinese entertainment and leisure from the late 19th century to the present. Her works in progress include “The Sound of Ghosts: Cultural Reform and Censorship in the People’s Republic of China,” and “A Mountaineering Party of 600 Million,” an article on the 1960 Chinese ascent of Everest.