Seminar : « Mapping Capitalism: Thinking Difference and Diversity, with Hong Kong and China », Global China and the Future of Capitalism Seminar Series


 4:30 - 6:00pm
 Social Sciences Chamber, 11/F, The Jockey Club Tower, The University of Hong Kong
Prof. Jamie Peck

Global China and the Future of Capitalism Seminar Series

Organised by

The Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong &

The Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong

in collaboration with

The French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC)

20190221 HKU Seminar Series 7


Prof. Jamie Peck, University of British Columbia


In conventional mappings of capitalism, the locations of Hong Kong and China could hardly be more different. Hong kong has long been portrayed as a paragon of free-market capitalism, sanctified as a pristine case of laissez-faire governance and small-state development. China, meanwhile, is sometimes not even on the map at all, its sui generis model of development being taken to confound even the most basic categories of analysis, perhaps including capitalism itself. Taking issue with both of these commonplace formulations, the presentation will explore established and emergent approaches to questions of capitalist difference and diversity, successively through the analytical rubrics of variety, uneven and combined development, and variegation, developing the case of conjectural modes of inquiry in which special places are reserves for border zones, for boundary objects, and for world regions like South China.


Prof. Pun Ngai, Department of Sociology, the University of Hong Kong

The seminar will be held in English.

This seminar is the eighth of the “Global China and the Future of Capitalism Seminar Series” being held in 2018 and 2019. The concept note is available here.

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