The Open-to-All Courses in the Liberal Arts team is hosting an open house featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Kenneth Pomeranz.
At the open house, you will also have the opportunity to:
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Kenneth Pomeranz is University Professor of modern Chinese history at UChicago. He has a PhD from Yale. His work focuses mostly on China, though he is also very interested in comparative and world history. Most of his research is in social, economic, and environmental history, though he has also worked on state formation, imperialism, religion, gender, and other topics. His publications include The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy (2000), which won the John K. Fairbank Prize from the AHA, and shared the World History Association book prize. His current projects include a history of Chinese political economy from the seventeenth century to the present, and a book called Why Is China So Big? which tries to explain, from various perspectives, how and why contemporary China's huge land mass and population have wound up forming a single political unit.