Date: 4 June 2014
We finished the 2013-2014 academic year with an excellent workshop from Dr. Matthew Johnson of Grinnell College, USA. Dr. Johnson spoke at length on his research concerning the institutions that make up the Chinese state in its shift from the late Qing, to the Republican government and into the early moments of Communist rule. Dr. Johnson is keenly interested in the manner in which governments develop organs that mobilize and coalesce inhabitants of the nation into a cohesive unit. The group discussed his findings at length, his research on Chinese media, film and education, and look forward to his forthcoming book.