Crisis and Criticism: the predicament of global modernity by Arif Dirlik

The India China Institute presents

Crisis and Criticism:
the predicament of global modernity

by Professor Arif Dirlik

WHEN: Monday, September 08, 2014, 4:00 PM
WHERE: 66 W 12th St., 7nd Fl. (room 712 Orozco), New York, NY

 Please RSVP!
Renowned sinologist and social theorist, Arif Dirlik, will be giving a talk entitled Crisis and Criticism: the Predicament of Global Modernity.
“That we are living through a time of unprecedented crisis is widely acknowledged. What is less certain is whether this crisis is one of the crises endemic to the capitalist world system, an outcome of systemic transformations at work that suggest an impending hegemonic shift (with the People’s Republic of China [PRC] as the up-and-coming claimant), or a terminal crisis that signals the collapse of life as we know it as unbridled capitalist development in its various competing versions runs up against the ecological limitations of the earth.”
  Arif Dirlik was on the faculty at Duke University and more recently was the Knight Professor of Social Science at the University of Oregon. He has published extensively on the formation of the Chinese Communist Party, the history of Chinese anarchism, and post-colonial globalism. Some of his published works include:Revolution and History: Origins of Marxist Historiography in China, 1919-1937, University of California Press;Anarchism in the Chinese Revolution, University of California Press; Postmodernism and China, Duke University Press; and Global Modernity: Modernity in the Age of Global Capitalism, Paradigm Press.


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