Global Utopias in Late Qing and Early Republican Chinese Thought
Professor Peter Zarrow focused on four major Chinese intellectuals: Kang Youwei, Cai Yuanpei, Chen Duxiu, and Hu Shi, to argue that utopian-style thinking or the “utopian impulse” can be seen in a variety of ideologies not necessarily regarded as utopian in themselves. This talk was part of the CEAS Spring 2022 Lecture Series, and was moderated by UW-Madison historian Viren Murthy.
Peter Zarrow is a Professor of History at the University of Connecticut. His research focuses on modern Chinese thought and culture, along with heritage studies, and conceptual history and the global circulation of ideas.
A recording of the event is available through the CEAS YouTube channel.