February 6, 2023

Urban China talks on current research

Open Zoom room (when sessions begin)


Mark your calendars and join us for an exciting line-up of urban China talks this spring!  
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The MIT/UBC/Harvard Urban China Talk Series is an internationally recognized seminar that hosts as speakers and in the audience many from the interdisciplinary community of scholars studying urban China, both those studying China from afar and those working within China.

Generally, the format is a focused 30 to 45 minute presentation, followed by approximately 30 minutes of Q&A. After the formal Q&A, speakers typically stay on to chat with any interested participants, especially the many graduate students conducting dissertation research on Chinese cities who join our sessions from institutions around the world.

This academic year, we are meeting on Mondays at 8:30 pm in the evening Boston time so as to be accessible for participants in China as well as in western North America.

The speaker series is made possible due to the generous sponsorship  of the MIT Sustainable Urbanization Lab, the Harvard Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, and the University of British Columbia’s School of Community and Regional Planning. 


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  • Mondays 5:30pm (Vancouver time) / 8:30 pm (Boston time) /
  • Tuesdays 8:30 am (Beijing time) thru October 24th / 9:30 am (Beijing time) thereafter


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February 6 Tang Beibei Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
February 13 Eli Friedman Cornell University
February 27 Chen Jinsong Shenzhen Worldunion Group (世联行)
March 6 Jiang Yanpeng East China Normal University
March 13 Tao Ran The Chinese University of HK (Shenzhen)
March 27 Adam Liu National University of Singapore
April 3 Cai Meina University of Connecticut
April 10 Su Xiaobo University of Oregon
April 17 Zhang Jipeng Shandong University
April 24 Leif Johnson Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
This event series is made possible due to the generous support of the MIT Sustainable Urbanization Lab, the School of Community and Regional Planning at UBC, and the Harvard Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.
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Date & Time

Mon, February 6 : 5:30pm - Mon, April 24, 2023 : 5:30pm

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