From Revolutionary Ideology to Intangible Cultural Heritage: The changing basis of legitimacy in China---Prof. Richard Madsen

Event Date: 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Event Location: 

  • 4041 HSSB

Professor Madsen is the author or co-author of twelve books on Chinese culture, American culture, and international relations. His best known works on American culture are Habits of the Heart and The Good Society. These books explore and criticize the culture of individualism and the institutions that sustain it. Habits of the Heart won the LA Times Book Award and was jury nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. His books on China include Democracys Dharma: Religious Renaissance and Political Development in Taiwan, Chen Village under Mao and Deng, Morality and Power in a Chinese Village [winner of the C. Wright Mills Award], Unofficial China, China and the American Dream, Chinas Catholics: Tragedy and Hope in an Emerging Civil Society, and Popular China: Unofficial Culture in a Globalizing Society. Books on social theory include: Meaning and Modernity, and The Many and the One: Religious and Secular Perspectives on Ethical Pluralism in the Modern World.

Distinguished Professor Richard Madsen University of California, San Diego Department of Sociology