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Continent in Dust, Continent in Flux: Experiments in a Chinese Weather System

Jerry Zee, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of California-Santa Cruz

Tue, 1/7 · 4:30 pm-5:30 pm · 219 Aaron Burr

Princeton Environmental Institute, Department of Anthropology, Center for Contemporary Chin

Zee will examine land and air as a geo-meteorological map of Chinese social and environmental governance, particularly in the vast continental dust-sheds of cities such as Beijing. Zee will track the political, social and technical reconfiguration of urban air in China as a particulate aerosol, from a benign emptiness into a massively distributed solid. He will ultimately frame moments of ecological shift as sites for political and ethnographic attention.

Zee is the first speaker in the Spring 2020 seminar series, New Directions in Environmental Humanities — this event is free and open to the public.

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