Mark Frazier, author of The Power of Place: Contentious Politics in Twentieth-Century Shanghai and Bombay, talks to NCUSCR Vice President Jan Berris about his new book and the two cities that form its comparative poles. Mr. Frazier discusses the history of contentious politics in Shanghai and Mumbai, both of which were national economic, cultural, and political hubs of their respective countries throughout the twentieth century. He also reflects on his experiences conducting research, working with the municipal governments, and engaging with residents in both locations.

On October 3, 2019, Dr. Mark Frazier presented his book at a National Committee event in New York City. Join us at an upcoming event, or watch videos of past events: ncuscr.news/events

Mark Frazier
Mark W. Frazier is professor of politics at The New School for Social Research and co-director of the India China Institute at The New School. His research focuses on labor and social policy in China, and, more recently, on political conflict over urbanization, migration, and citizenship in China and India. He is the author of Socialist Insecurity: Pensions and the Politics of Uneven Development in China (Cornell University Press, 2010) and The Making of the Chinese Industrial Workplace (Cambridge University Press, 2002), and co-editor of the SAGE Handbook of Contemporary China (SAGE Publications, 2018). Full Bio
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