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Gail Hershatter: Notes from the Life of a Peripatetic Revolutionary

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm  |  Music Center Recital Hall – UCSC


The Emeriti Association presents their annual Emeriti Faculty Lecture with Gail Hershatter who will give her lecture, “Notes from the Life of a Peripatetic Revolutionary.”

The event will take place in UCSC’s Music Recital Hall at 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM.


Notes from the Life of a Peripatetic Revolutionary with Gail Hershatter

Xu Ming had many identities: coddled son of an elite family, patriotic activist, underground Communist organizer, Clark University graduate student, New York-based journalist, land reform organizer, Korean War negotiator, diplomat, politically disgraced Rightist, rural laborer, small-town junior high basketball coach, globe-trotting government economic advisor, eyewitness to the 1989 Tiananmen suppression. This lecture explores what we can learn from the life of a single individual about a canonical event of Big History—the Chinese Communist revolution.

About Gail Hershatter

Portrait of Gail HershatterGail Hershatter is Research Professor and Distinguished Professor Emer. of History at UC Santa Cruz, and a former President of the Association for Asian Studies. Her books include The Workers of Tianjin (1986), Personal Voices: China Women in the 1980s (1988, with Emily Honig), Dangerous Pleasures: Prostitution in Twentieth-Century Shanghai (1997), Women in China’s Long Twentieth Century (2004), The Gender of Memory: Rural Women and China’s Collective Past (2011), and Women and China’s Revolutions (2019).


April 4
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Music Center Recital Hall – UCSC
402 McHenry Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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