April 16: Rebecca Karl, NYU/CUHK: “The Magic of Concepts: Repetition and History in China’s Global Twentieth Century”

April 16: Rebecca Karl, NYU/CUHK: “The Magic of Concepts: Repetition and History in China’s Global Twentieth Century” 5-6:30 PM, Room 4.36, Run Run Shaw Tower This talk introduces my most recent book, The Magic of Concepts, through an exploration of the problem of repetition in history. Thinking about repetition (rather than rupture or continuity) as an... Continue Reading →

March 26: Helen Yang, “Colonialism, Cosmopolitanism, and the Performativity of Music Performance: Chinese Musicians’ Endeavours in Interwar Shanghai”

Society of Fellows Lecture Series Spring 2018 Colonialism, Cosmopolitanism, and the Performativity of Music Performance: Chinese Musicians’ Endeavours in Interwar Shanghai Speaker: Professor  Helen Yang, Hong Kong Baptist University March 26, 2018 Room 4.36, Run Run Shaw Tower China is now recognized as a hub of Western music activities. What led to the transculturation of... Continue Reading →

March 12: Shengqing Wu (HKUST) “Fantasies of the Self: Chinese Lyricism and Modern Photography”

Society of Fellows Lecture Series Spring 2018 Shengqing Wu, HKUST: “Fantasies of the Self: Chinese Lyricism and Modern Photography” Monday, March 12, 5-6:30 PM Room 4.36, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus Event followed by wine and cheese reception This talk investigates the visual configurations, rhetorical conventions, and fundamental concepts underlying China’s portrait photography in... Continue Reading →

Migrant Workers’ Cultural Practices in Post-Mao China: Exploring Struggles around the Politics of Recognition and “Regimes of Appearance”, Professor Eric Florence

Lecture Series Fall 2017-18 ​Redefining Fieldwork in Contemporary China: ​ Migrant Workers' Cultural Practices in Post-Mao China: Exploring Struggles around the Politics of Recognition and "Regimes of Appearance" Professor Eric Florence CEFC (French Centre for Research on Contemporary China), University of Liege Society of Fellows in the Humanities Lecture Series Fall 2017-18 The inaugural series of lectures... Continue Reading →

Abandoned Theme Parks as Traces of Material Culture, Vestiges of Desire, and Ephemeral Spectacles, Dr. Judith Audin

Lecture Series Fall 2017-18 ​Redefining Fieldwork in Contemporary China: ​ Abandoned Theme Parks as Traces of Material Culture, Vestiges of Desire, and Ephemeral Spectacles Dr. Judith Audin CEFC (French Centre for Research on Contemporary China), CUHK Society of Fellows in the Humanities Lecture Series Fall 2017-18 The inaugural series of lectures “Redefining Fieldwork in Contemporary China”, organised... Continue Reading →

From Dakou to D.I.Y.: The Punk-rock Movement in Contemporary China, Dr. Nathanel Amar

Lecture Series Fall 2017-18 ​Redefining Fieldwork in Contemporary China: From Dakou to D.I.Y.: The Punk-rock Movement in Contemporary China Dr. Nathanel Amar  Society of Fellows in the Humanities Lecture Series Fall 2017-18   The inaugural series of lectures "Redefining Fieldwork in Contemporary China", organised by the Society of Fellows in the Humanities, will present new field... Continue Reading →

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