Vivienne Shue, Elvera Kwang Siam Lim Memorial Lecture 2016

Speaker: Vivienne Shue, Professor Emeritus of Modern China Research, Affiliate of the College of Oxford China Centre, and Emeritus Fellow of St. Antony’s School, College of Oxford
Discussant: Kevin O’Brien, Director, Institute of East Asian Research; Professor, Political Science Division, UC Berkeley
The lecture develops three broad themes: a) How Chinese language state leaders now pursue a complete nationwide spatial re-ordering by means of an bold land-use mapping regime utilized over the whole thing of their nation-space; b) How such a spectacular mapping train could be interpreted with reference equally to political management practices current in primitive human communities and to modern world beliefs of ‘greatest follow’ managerialism; and c) How the multiplex governance processes and combined assemblages of intersecting energy practices latest analysis reveals in China may also help us transcend drained conceptual dichotomies and develop extra fluid, dynamic fashions of political change and evolution.