China's revolutionary tradition is focus of lecture

Feb. 22, 2011 9:24 a.m.

Elizabeth J. Perry, the Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government at Harvard University and the director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute, will speak on "Anyuan: Mining China's Revolutionary Tradition" on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at 4:30 p.m., in Burr Hall, Room 216, at Princeton University.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Project on Democracy and Development, supported by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, as part of its spring speaker series on varieties of state-society links in the developing world.

**Media who would like to attend should RSVP by Feb. 25 to Patricia Zimmer at or (609) 258-2635.**

Born in Shanghai and raised in Tokyo, Perry taught at the universities of Arizona, Washington (Seattle), and California (Berkeley) before moving to Harvard in 1997. Her research focuses on grassroots politics and popular protest in modern and contemporary China. She is the author or editor of more than 15 books including, most recently, "Patrolling the Revolution: Worker Militias, Citizenship and the Modern Chinese State" (2006), and "Mao's Invisible Hand: The Political Foundations of Adaptive Governance in China" (2011).

The Project on Democracy and Development is codirected by Atul Kohli, the David K.E. Bruce Professor of International Affairs, and Deborah Yashar, professor of politics and international affairs, both at Princeton University.

For more information, contact Patricia Zimmer at or (609) 258-2635.