SUNY Oneonta News

March 1, 2010



ONEONTA, N.Y. -- Historian Kathy Le Mons Walker--a professor of Modern Chinese
History, Comparative History, and Third World History at Temple University--will offer a presentation entitled “Neoliberalism on the Ground in Rural China and India: Growth, Inequality, and Dispossession” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, in the Center for Multicultural Experiences in Lee Hall at the SUNY College at Oneonta. Admission to the event is complimentary, and members of the community are invited to attend.

Professor Walker’s presentation will explore the social inequalities and massive disparities between the urban and rural sectors created by the recent economic growth in China and India. In addition to the public lecture, she will speak as a guest lecturer in several classes at the College, and she will meet informally with members of the campus community.

Professor Walker is serving as Faculty in Residence at the SUNY Oneonta Center for Multicultural Experiences. A well known author, Dr. Walker received the Krishna Bharadwaj
Prize from “The Journal of Peasant Studies” for her article entitled “Gangster Capitalism and Peasant Politics in China: The Last Twenty Years.” Her research and teaching interests include modern Chinese social and economic history; the political economy of the Third World; theories of social change; non-developmentalist alternative histories; women and work; comparative women’s history; peasant studies; comparative revolutions; and imperialism.

Dr. Walker’s appearance at SUNY Oneonta is made possible through an Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Action grant from the College with support from the Center for Multicultural Experiences, Africana and Latino Studies Department, History Department, and Office of Equity and Inclusion.

More information is available from Dale Capristo, Student Development Associate at SUNY Oneonta, at (607) 436 2469.



For more information about the College, please call the Community Relations Office at (607) 436-2748 or send e-mail to Hal Legg, Director of Communications.

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