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April 2, 2024 | Category: Events

China Powers Webinar Series

3 events dedicated to thinking about China in the worlds of electromobility
The team of the ERC Worlds of Lithium, in collaboration with ICLAC, has organised a webinar series about China's pivotal role in energy transitions, bringing together leading scholars and emerging researchers from different disciplines to think collectively in a webinar series. We aim at illuminating the complexities shaping the role of China in the emerging worlds of electromobility, paying close attention to the Chinese Ecological Civilisation project, the global circulation of eletromobility technologies, and the diverse drivers propelling electromobility in Chinese worlds.

In the first event, Annah Lake Zhu (Wageningen University), Steve Harrell (University of Washington), and HUANG Ping (CUHK Shenzhen) we explored China's Ecological Civilisation. Our invited speakers engaged with the following questions:

What precisely constitutes Ecological Civilisation (生态文明)?
Which are the most suitable conceptual and technological tools to think and grasp its nuances?


This event took place on Friday, 10 May 2024 (9:00 CL / 15:00 NL / 21:00 CN). Rewatch it here:


In the second event, GONG Huiwen (Universitetet i Stavanger), Juliana González Jauregui (ICLAC, CONICET & FLACSO), and Ágnes Szunomár (Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem) focused on the role of China in the global circulation of electromobility technologies. We were interested in opening a conversation around the following questions:

How and which actors produce the global circulation of lithium-ion batteries for electromobility?
What is value and what is chain in the lithium-ion battery chain?


This event took place on Friday, 24 May 2024 (9:00 CL / 15:00 NL / 21:00 CN). Rewatch it here:


Finally, in the third event David Tyfield (Lancaster University), Pablo Ampuero-Ruiz (Universiteit van Amsterdam), and Haley KWAN Hiu-Lap (Hong Kong University) will tackle the drivers of electromobility in Chinese worlds. In this sessions we seek to explore the following questions:

What is work, time and space in the worlds of electromobility?
How technical objects and infrastructures constitute time, and what spatial considerations come into play within and through the diverse Chinese worlds of electromobility?


This event will take place on Friday, 7 June 2024 (9:00 CL / 15:00 NL / 21:00 CN). Register here.

Agenda for the China Powers Webinar Series

Agenda for the China Powers Webinar Series