Planting China: The Illinois Symposium on Chinese Agriculture, Society, and the Environment
April 21, 2018, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Peter Lavelle (Assistant Professor of History, Temple University)
“Chinese Agriculture in the Age of High Imperialism”
This talk will draw on several examples from the late Qing era to explain the history of Chinese agriculture at a time of global integration, and use these examples to rethink issues related to social, technological, and environmental history in China.
12 pm Light Lunch
Mark Frank, UIUC, "Food and Accommodation: Chinese Grain Governance in Eastern Tibet, 1908-1949"
Spencer Stewart, U Chicago, " 'A Community Crop': Science and Society in the Making of Shandong's Cotton Economy, 1918-1937"
Chris Reed, Iowa State, "Sino-Silviculture: State-sponsored Green Forestry Initiatives in Western China?"
Wonhee Lee, SUNY Albany, "The 1976 U.S. Wheat Studies Delegation to the People's Republic of China"
Yue Liao, UIUC, "Farmer Co-operatives in Post-socialist China"
This symposium is organized by the Chinese Agriculture, Society, and Environment (CASE) project and co-sponsored by the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies and the Center for Global Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) with funding support from The Department of Education Title VI Grant.