Start Date : May 3, 6:00 pm
End Date : June 3, 9:00 pm


Kent 403
1140 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027

Event Organizer

Lydia H. Liu, Ulug Kuzuoglu, and Anatoly Detwyler

Event Sponsor

Event Co-Sponsor(s)

The Weatherhead East Asian Institute
The Program in Chinese Literature and Culture
The Huang and Lin Fund, the Lian and Nie Fund
Columbia Global Centers | Beijing
The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society

Find more information about this event here.

Friday, May 3rd (403 Kent)

Introduction: Anatoly Detwyler and Ulug Kuzuoglu

Keynote Speech by Bryna Goodman (University of Oregon)

“The Stock Exchange as a May Fourth Project? Liberal Governance, Market, and Globality” 6:00-7:30

Finance is not one of the usual May Fourth suspects. Nonetheless, economic metaphors, notions of property, visions of capital, and the state of the national economy were in various respects foundational to the conceptualization, definition, and elaboration of imported ideas of science and democracy. By examining connections between the May Fourth Movement and the subsequent unfolding of a Shanghai-centered financial bubble this talk explores some unanticipated pathways of translation, appropriation, adaptation, and mutation associated with the New Culture and May Fourth movements.

Wine and Cheese Reception 7:30-9:00

The schedule for day two of this conference may be found here.

 The Heyman Center for the Humanities, Room B-101
74 Morningside Drive
New York, NY, 10027
  (212) 854-4541
  (212) 854-3099