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IAS supports 3 to 5 workshops of different lengths per year. In general these workshops focus on cross-disciplinary research topics and provide targeted reading activities of classical texts.  



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On July 8, the comparative-politics reading group—series 2 met in the Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities and Social Sciences at Zhejiang University. Participants discussedAdvances in Comparative-Historical Analysis (Cambridge University Press, 2015), co-edited by James Mahone& Kathleen Thelen, along with other related materials.


Scholars analyzed the book and made various remarks based on the reading notes submitted in advance. Discussions in the afternoon focused onthe following topics: the core and boundry of comparative-historical studies, methodological issues of comparative-historical studies, the relationship between comparative-historical studies and historical institutionalism, and the essential concept of “critical juncture”.


Present at the discussion were BAO Gangsheng from Fudan University, CHEN Huirong from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, HU Peng from Fudan University, HUANG Qixuan from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, HUANG Zonghao from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, LUO Yinan from Tsinghua University, SHEN Yibing from Brown University (USA), XU Jin from East China Normal University , YE Jing from University of International Business and Economics (the 2016 summer residential fellow), YOU Yi wen from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (the 2016 summer residential fellow), ZHENG Yu from Fudan University, and ZHU Tianbiao from Zhejiang University. Several other residential fellows from ZJU-IAS and some students from Zhejiang University joined the discussion as well.



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Theme: ZJU-IAS Hosted a Book Reading Workshop

Date: May 12, 2016

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