Global Week 2007 – Wednesday

Today’s first speaker was Professor Gail Hershatter from University of California, Santa Cruz.

source: UCSC

Professor Hershatter teaches in the Department of History, UCSC. She is also Director, Institute for Human Research.  An NEH fellow from 2000 for her current work on “The Gender of Memory: Rural Chinese Women in the 1950s” she also won the prestigious AHA Joan Kelly award in 1997 for her work “Dangerous Pleasures: Prostitution and Modernity in Twentieth-Century Shanghai”.  Professor Hershatter received her BA from Hampshire College and her MA and PhD from Stanford University.

We also heard from Jonathan Lewis about his new documentary, China from the Inside.  Jonathan Lewis has made over eighty films for the cinematic and television screens and has co-authored two books. Jonathan’s many awards include an International Emmy for Best Documentary (for The People’s Century: Master Race), the Japan Prize (for Hell in the Pacific) and the George Foster Peabody award (for Hell in the Pacific).

Jonathan Lewis is the writer, narrator, producer and director of China from the Inside. He was granted unique access by the Chinese government to film this four-hour documentary series, a KQED Public Television and Granada Production for PBS, Granada International and the BBC. From his first meeting with the Chinese government to final edits, China from the Inside took over four years to complete.

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