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Ephemera Conference


Updated July 2014

Mailing Address
Rice University
6100 Main St., MS-475
Houston, TX 77251 - 1892

Physical Address
Rice University
Mechanical Laboratory Bldg
Rooms 205-210

Phone: 713-348-5843
Fax: 713-348-6129

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Principal Investigator

Tani Barlow, Ph.D.

Tani E. Barlow

Tani E. Barlow is the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Asian History and the founding senior editor of positions:east asia cultures critique. Professor Barlow's areas of expertise include: modern Chinese intellectual history, feminist theory, and gender and social science.


Co-Principal Investigator

Steven Lewis, Ph.D.

Steven W. Lewis

 Steven W. Lewis is Professor in the Practice and Associate Director of the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice, and the Fellow in Asian Studies, Director of the Transnational China Project and faculty coordinator of the Jesse Jones Leadership Center Summer in D.C. Policy Research Internship Program at the at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy. He is also an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Sociology. His research explores the influence of media in new public spaces in Asian cities, and the development of privatization experiments, energy policy, and central-local government fiscal relations in China and other transition economies.