The Contentious Public Sphere

Conférence de Ya-Wen Lei (Université de Harvard) autour de son livre The Contentious Public Sphere: Law, Media, and Authoritarian Rule in China (Princeton University Press, 2018). Cette conférence aura lieu dans le cadre du Forum des doctorants animé par Isabelle Thireau et Sebastian Veg, lundi 11 février 2019.

Présentation

Conférence de Ya-Wen Lei autour de son livre The Contentious Public Sphere (2018, introduction et conclusion en libre accès en ligne). Professor Ya-Wen Lei, drawing on her book The Contentious Public Sphere, will discuss how the Chinese state mobilized law, the media, and the Internet to further an authoritarian project of modernization, but in so doing, inadvertently created a nationwide public sphere in China—one the state must now endeavor to control. Professor Lei will examine how this unruly sphere has influenced Chinese politics and the ways that the state has responded.

Professor Ya-Wen Lei is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Harvard University, and is affiliated with the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard. She holds a J.S.D. from Yale Law School and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan. Her Ph.D dissertation won the 2014 American Sociological Association Dissertation Award, and her new book has won the 2018 Distinguished Book Award, Sociology of Law Section of the American Sociological Association and the 2018 Gordon Hirabayashi Human Rights Book Award, Human Rights Section of the American Sociological Association.

Monique Abud

Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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Monique Abud

Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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