Section Announcements: Special issue of the Journal of World-Systems Research, focused on biography and history and Summer School on China Studies, with the theme “Gender and Women in China’s Transitional Society.”

(1) JWSR Special Issue on World-System Biographies Edited by Kevan Harris & Brendan McQuade   C. Wright Mills boiled the social sciences down to one sentence: “They are attempts to help us understand biography and history, and the connections between the two in a variety of social structures” (1959: 31-2).  Judging by the nonfiction shelves, biography as form is mostly associated with histories of “great men” unchained … Continue reading Section Announcements: Special issue of the Journal of World-Systems Research, focused on biography and history and Summer School on China Studies, with the theme “Gender and Women in China’s Transitional Society.”