The idea of cosmopolitanism in the Chinese context, evoking an imaginary of a world in great harmony and peace, is cross-culturally produced at a time of total turmoil and extreme violence. In this talk, Professor Yan Haiping of Tsinghua University will discuss the crosscultural impulse in the literature, art, and other media of 1930s and 1940s China. That era is resurfacing in contemporary China, even as critical discussions seek to re-envision "emerging communities" of various kinds amid radical economic globalization and abiding ethnocentric conflicts.
Formerly Professor of UCLA and then of Cornell University, Yan Haiping is University Professor of Crosscultural Studies at Shanghai Jiaotong University, and Fellow at the Center for the Study of Economy and Society, Cornell University.
Yan Haiping, University Professor of Crosscultural Studies, Shanghai Jiaotong University