Socialist Culture in China Reconsidered
October 25 & 26, 2013
The Founders Rooms of the U-M Alumni Center
200 Fletcher Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
The second event since the inception of the CCS Annual Conference in 2012, this international conference will provide a platform for scholars to examine multiple dimensions of socialist cultural production in twentieth-century China. It is organized by Xiaobing Tang, Helmut F. Stern Professor in Modern Chinese Studies and a faculty member of CCS.
Participants from across the US, China, Canada, Germany as well as New Zealand will present their current research on many topics and objects, ranging from film to dance to literature and visual arts. They will look into the various institutions, theories, practices, models, and global connections that sustained cultural production of the socialist era, a time period far more extended than the decade of the Cultural Revolution. The goal is to gain a better understanding of not only a highly complex and experimental period of history, but also the competing forces shaping contemporary Chinese society and culture.
The event is open and free to the public.
Image: Jiang Zhaohe (1904-1986), The Chinese People Have Stood Up, 1949, ink and water color on paper, 283 cm x 132 cm.