Jenny Chio is Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Anthropology at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles). She researches social transformations and cultural practices in ethnic minority regions of rural southwestern and western China, with a current focus on vernacular videomaking, documentary film, and the persistence of the rural in Chinese modernity.
This discussion is a dialogue about changes in how we, and others, have approached China and futurity. It has two movements: 1) A Conversation about Futures Past, and 2) Five Propositions on the Future Perfect. We begin with a conversation about some of the scholarly and popular discourses that framed our understandings of China and […]