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Author Talks: Sigrid Schmalzer

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

4-6 p.m.

Floor 26, Room 2601

W. E. B. Du Bois Library

"The Heart of the Matter: How (and Why) I Turned My Research on Socialist Chinese Farming into a Picture Book for Children"

Sigrid Schmalzer, professor of history at UMass Amherst, holds a doctorate in modern Chinese history and science studies, and is the author of the award-winning books Red Revolution, Green Revolution: Scientific Farming in Socialist China (2016) and The People's Peking Man: Popular Science and Human Identity in Twentieth-Century China (2008). Professor Schmalzer's research focuses on social, cultural, and political aspects of the history of science in modern China. Her latest book is Moth and Wasp, Soil and Ocean: Remembering Chinese Scientist Pu Zhelong's Work for Sustainable Farming (2018).

Co-sponsored by the UMass Amherst Libraries; UMass History Department; UMass Sustainable Food and Farming; the UMass Student Farm; and the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.