University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Qing Zhang

Qing Zhang is an Assoc. Professor in the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. Her research concerns the role of language in contexts of social change and globalization. Specifically, her work has dealt with the entanglements of linguistic practice and rapid socio-economic transformations in China. As a country changing from a formerly destratified and decommodified society to one with the emergence of many social strata and a sweeping consumerism, contemporary China presents an unprecedented testing ground for examining the role of linguistic practice in social-economic-political transformations.

Scheduled events:
Social Change and Culture in Modern China
A rising urban elite, new middle class consumption, and the generation born after 1990 are altering China's social landscape rapidly. Eric Fish, Qing Zhang and Wenhao Diao will explore the changes in China today, ranging from language use towards a more cosmopolitan Mandarin to the increasing refusal of China's modern young people to conform.

Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (Seats 140, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Signing Area - Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Eric Fish, Qing Zhang
Moderator: Wenhao Diao

Language and Social Change in China
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
September 2017
ISBN 9780415708081
232 pages
$39.95, INSTORE
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Language and Social Change in China: Undoing Commonness through Cosmopolitan Mandarin offers an innovative and authoritative account of the crucial role of language in shaping the sociocultural landscape of contemporary China. More/less

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