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 →

State cultural governance and counter-cultural creativity in contemporary China, CUHK

We come from the underground - 我們來自地下 Public Talk: State cultural governance and counter-cultural creativity in contemporary China 22 March 2018, 7:30 pm, YIA502, 5/F Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK The recent “hip-hop ban” of January 2018 revealed to the general public the mechanisms of State cultural governance in contemporary China, as well as the... 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 →

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