Chicago meeting: Critical Reflections on Capitalist China, by Richard Gilman-Opalsky

WHEN: Saturday, July 27, 2019, 7:00 PM
WHERE: Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan, Studio 632B, Chicago

You are invited to a talk on:

Critical Reflections on Capitalist China

given by Professor Richard Gilman-Opalsky


We live in a world where the Chinese Communist Party is one of the most powerful capitalist organizations on Earth. What do socialism, Marxism, and communism mean in Chinese culture and politics today? Richard Gilman-Opalsky will share reflections from his 2018 China Lectures at Shaanxi Normal University in Xi’an. There, he lectured on nationalism, capitalism, revolution, feminism, racism, work, global revolt, and Marxism. He will present a critical appreciation of Chinese culture and politics for a general audience interested in capitalist crisis and revolution.

Richard Gilman-Opalsky is Professor of political theory and philosophy in the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Springfield. He focuses on the history of political philosophy, Continental and contemporary social theory, Marxism, capitalism, autonomist politics, postmodern philosophy, critical theory, social movements and the public sphere. He is the author of four books, including Specters of Revolt (2016) and Precarious Communism (2014). He is a co-editor of Against Capital in the Twenty-First Century: A Reader of Radical Undercurrents (2018).

The talk is sponsored by News and Letters Committees, the Anti-War Committees in Solidarity with the Struggles for Self-Determination, and Repeater Books.

—Free and open discussion following the talk—

For more information: 312-431-8242 / arise@newsandletters.org

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