Chinese Intellectual Life amid Censorship and Commercialization
Dans le cadre du séminaire de Sebastian Veg, The Public Sphere in 20th century China, intervention de Chaohua Wang sur le thème : « Chinese Intellectual Life amid Censorship and Commercialization ».
La conférence se fera en anglais.
- Lundi 24 avril 2017, 16h-18h
- EHESS – Salle 7.51
54 bd Raspail – 75006 Paris
In the last two decades of the twentieth century, Chinese intellectual life was highly energetic and extremely influential in the broad socio-cultural realm. In the new century, however, under the dual pressure of censorship and commercialization, it has shrunk and become far less significant. In this talk, the speaker will examine topics that are drawing intellectual attention in today’s China. These include issues related to constitution and revolution, and civilizational heritage vis-à-vis China’s international standing. She will analyze new ways in which the government has used its power not only to restrict political debate but also to drown out intellectual voices with loud commercial noise. The speaker argues that the precarious state of current intellectual life may be causing lasting damage to the quality of Chinese cultural well-being.
Chaohua Wang is an independent scholar with a Ph.D. in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture from UCLA. Her research interest in mainly on modern intellectual history of two periods, the late Qing and early Republican (1890s-1920s) and the Reform Era (1980s-present). She also writes on contemporary literature and politics in both English and Chinese.
Chaohua Wang a dirigé l’ouvrage : One China, Many Paths (Verso, 2003). Cet ouvrage est disponible à la bibliothèque du CECMC.