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Ching Kwan Lee – Hong Kong: Global China’s Restive Frontier

Humanities 1, Room 210 1156 high st, Santa cruz

How did Hong Kong transform itself from a “shoppers’ and capitalists’ paradise” into a “city of protests” at the frontline of an anti-China global backlash in 2019? Most analysts interpret […]

Nicole CuUnjieng Aboitiz – “The Idea ‘Asia’ in Turn-of-the-Twentieth-Century Philippine Political Thought and Action”

Humanities 1, Room 520 Humanites 1 University of California, Santa Cruz Cowell College, Santa Cruz

This talk will excavate the Philippine nation’s cosmopolitan and transnational Asian intellectual moorings, in order to reconnect Philippine history to that of Southeast Asia, from which it has been historiographically separated. It argues that turn-of-the-twentieth-century Philippine Asianism was crucial to the concept of the Filipino nation that the ilustrados (educated elite) constructed, to the ilustrado-led […]

George Saunders, Liberation Day

Santa Cruz Veterans Memorial Building 846 Front Street, Santa Cruz

We are delighted to welcome award-winning writer George Saunders for an event to celebrate the release of his new book, Liberation Day: Stories—a masterful collection that explores ideas of power, ethics, and justice, and cuts to the very heart of what it means to live in community with our fellow humans. This event is cosponsored […]