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Tiger Event


March 7, 2021 at 12:00:00 AM

Studies of China in Academia: China Scholars Reflect Back and Look Forward

Presenter / Panelists

Tim Brook, Professor of History, University of British Columbia; Deborah Davis, Professor Emerita of Sociology, Yale University; Gail Hershatter, Distinguished Professor of History, UC Santa Cruz


Bin Wong, former Director of the UCLA Asia Institute and Distinguished Professor of History
Please join us for an illuminating conversation with China scholars who represent different fields of study. Three former students of Mrs. Lin from the early 1970s, who became China academics based in North America for most of their careers -- Timothy Brook, Deborah Davis, and Gail Hershatter -- will share their insights and reflections on the genesis of their interest in China, the initial focus of their primary research, and how that focus evolved over their respective careers. They will also consider how their teaching about China has developed as their access to and engagement with China have shifted over the more than four decades since they studied with Mrs. Lin. The talk will be moderated by R. Bin Wong, another former student of Mrs. Lin. Following the conversation among these scholars, the Q & A will commence by asking each panelist to ponder how they have experienced the “native Chinese/non-native Chinese” divide in research and teaching over the years.

Registration for the talk is by email invitation only, and at this time participation is limited to members of our Tiger Community, including Helen Lin's students, colleagues, family, and invited guests. We welcome friends and colleagues of Tiger Community members to join us -- please have them send us their contact information, so we can send them an invitation. Email:


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