All Climate Events
Webinar: Bradford Seminar: “Continent in Dust: Experiments in a Chinese Weather System”
Monday, 28 February 2022, 12:15
Monday, February 28, 2022. 12:15 PM. Webinar: Bradford Seminar: “Continent in Dust: Experiments in a Chinese Weather System”. Jerry Zee, Princeton University. Sponsored by High Meadows Environmental Institute. Register here.
Jerry Zee, associate professor of anthropology and the High Meadows Environmental Institute, will present “Continent in Dust: Experiments in a Chinese Weather System” via Zoom webinar. Register online in advance to receive a webinar link.
Zee will explore how decades of reform in China have been shadowed by a changing meteorological normal: Seasonal dust storms and spectacular episodes of air pollution have reworked physical and political relations between land and air in China and downwind. From state engineering programs that attempt to choreograph the movement of mobile dunes in the interior, to newly reconfigured bodies and airspaces in Beijing and beyond, Zee will explore contemporary China as a weather system in the making and ask what it would mean to understand “the rise of China” literally as the country itself rises into the air.
This event is part of the David Bradford Energy and Environmental Policy Seminar Series organized by the Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment (C-PREE) in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and co-sponsored by the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI).