China Made on Video


Tim Oakes

City in a Box? Rethinking the Special Economic Zone as the ‘China Model’ of development. Remote Presentation given at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Global China Centre’s Virtual Engagements on Global China Speaker Series. October, 2020.

Murray Heibert

Under Beijing’s Shadow: China’s rise and stepped-up involvement in Southeast Asia have prompted a blend of anticipation and unease among its smaller neighbors. January, 2021

Tim Oakes

The National New Area as an Infrastructure Space A remote presentation at the University of Hong Kong’s China Development Studies Elite Seminar Series. March, 2021.

AbdouMaliq Simone

Betcha Nickel: Manifold Routes to the Metropolitan in Indonesia A remote keynote address at the Third China Made Workshop. May, 2021.

Tim Oakes

Keynote Address for Development Days 2022: Infrastructures, technologies, and vulnerabilities in global development. February, 2022, in Helsinki.


“China Made: the techno-politics, materialities, and legacies of infrastructure development”

Hosted by the India China Institute at The New School, February 2021. Speakers:

Tim Oakes: Professor of Geography and Director of the Center for Asian Studies University of Colorado Boulder.
Alessandro Rippa: Associate Professor of Chinese Studies Tallinn University.
Darren Byler: Postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Asian Studies University of Colorado Boulder.
Dorothy Tang: Doctoral student at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning.

BRI as method: forging theoretical agendas

A pre-workshop discussion hosted by the Asia Research Institute for the “Third China Made Workshop: the social life of Chinese infrastructures in Southeast Asia.” May, 2021.

Panelists include: Tim Bunnell, Darren Byler, Chong Ja Ian, Tim Oakes, Woon Chih Yuan, and Yang Yang.

What is Global China?

A panel discussion hosted by the Mapping Global China project. Speakers: Lauren Johnston, University of Sydney; Tim Oakes, University of Colorado Boulder; Tansen Sen, NYU Shanghai; in conversation with Maria Adele Carrai, NYU Shanghai. November, 2022.


How do big Chinese infrastructure projects impact people in China and around the world? EXALTPodcast with Tim Oakes on the technopolitics of infrastructure in China and beyond. April, 2022. On Spotify and Apple.

Interviews from the First ChinaMade Workshop, Boulder, CO, October, 2018

A series of discussions with scholars on how they work with infrastructure in their research projects, and why infrastructure is important to their work.

Jonathan Bach

Andrew Barry

Max Hirsh

Tong Lam

Katherine Rankin

Hallam Stevens

Dorothy Tang

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