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PARCC Conversations in Conflict Studies~ Group Image, Strategy and Collective Myths in Illegal Contentious Activities of Contemporary China

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Group Image, Strategy and Collective Myths in Illegal Contentious Activities of Contemporary China.”  Guest Speaker: Enxin (Eddie) Gao is Visiting Research Professor at PARCC and an Associate Professor at the School of Public Administration, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China. Illegal contentious activity has become one of the most popular topics in Chinese studies. Who takes illegal collective action in China? Why would they choose such a strategy? Based on 2015 data of individuals that take part in illegal protests, this presentation will analyze the group image and the contentious strategy of protesters from the perspective of Crime Profiling and discuss the mobilization mechanism of illegal protests which may have more risks from the local government and angry protesting members.

Enxin Gao is a Visiting Research Fellow of the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration. His research focuses on contentious politics and crisis management in China. 


Conversations in Conflict Studies is a weekly educational speaker series for students, faculty, and the community. The series, sponsored by PARCC, draws its speakers from Syracuse University faculty, national and international scholars and activists, and PhD students. Pizza is served. Be sure to check out the full list of speakers

If you require accommodations, please contact Deborah Toole by email or by phone at 315.443.2367 at least one week prior to the event.   

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