The Mao Badge Fad: How a State-Supported Consumer Fad undermined the Socialist Revolution. Karl Gerth is Hwei-chih & Julia Hsiu Endowed Chair in Chinese Studies at the UC San Diego and author of the acclaimed As China Goes, So Goes the World (2010).
If nothing seems more natural than to resist oppression, why does decolonization often come as a surprise? Prof. George Ciccariello-Maher theorizes the space where the colonizer's blindspots meet the imperative of the racialized colonial subject.
David Eng (English, University of Pennsylvania) is the 2019 AMES Distinguished Keynote Lecturer. He will explore the psychic structures of "colorblindness" through the experiences of a series of gay, Asian male millennials in North America.