September 7, 2012 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Venue: 210 Humanities 1

Over the course of this conference, Cosmopolitanism in China, 1600–1950, we explored and rethought aspects of modern Chinese culture, religion, state, and society from various Eurasian and global perspectives. A focus on cosmopolitanism opened new views of the literati theory of knowledge, the transition from the Qing regime to the modern republic, the creation of new social and legal associations, and shifting perceptions of the domestic and the foreign. The conference was held at the University of California, Santa Cruz, on September 7 and 8, 2012, as part of “Constructing Modern Knowledge in China, 1600–1949,” a project headed by So-an Chang of the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica.