Hong Kong: an Intellectual and Cultural History (1842-2020)

Seconde partie (second semestre) du séminaire de Sebastian Veg (EHESS, CRH, associé CECMC), « Histoire intellectuelle de la Chine moderne et contemporaine », qui aura lieu en ligne du 5 mai au 23 juin 2021.

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Histoire intellectuelle de la Chine moderne et contemporaine

Hong Kong: an Intellectual and Cultural History (1842-2020)

2nd semestre 2020-21

Le mercredi de 10h à 13h, du 5 mai au 23 juin 2021, sur Zoom

https://enseignements.ehess.fr/2020-2021/ue/199 

Hong Kong has been studied mainly as a colonial and capitalist enclave, often with an emphasis on economic and diplomatic history. However, Hong Kong has also been a center of press and publications in Chinese ever since the early colonial period. Print capitalism and the relative protection provided by the colonial authorities to freedom of expression nurtured generations of intellectuals, who engaged with national, as well as local and global issues.  Far from being a “cultural desert,” Hong Kong has long represented an offshore public sphere or civil society in modern and contemporary Chinese history. At the same time, considering Hong Kong only as an offshore or marginal space in China’s orbit is also a methodological limitation that should be questioned and reconsidered. Intellectuals in Hong Kong were repeatedly confronted with local issues and home-grown social movements, as well as global questions in the context of World War II or the Cold War. This seminar proposes to return to Hong Kong in the perspective of intellectual and cultural history, paying close attention to the question of local, national, and global scales. 

This research seminar will be held in English. It is open to graduate students with prior knowledge of Chinese history and politics. 

Calendar:

5 May. Introduction and pre-colonial history

12 May. Colonial Intelligentsia and the Modernization of China (1842-1911).

19 May. Nationalism and War (1912-1945

26 May. Political Reforms and Anticolonialism (1945-1978

2 June. Toward “Democratic Reunification” (1978-1989)

9 June. From the Basic Law to the Handover (1990-1997)

16 June. Decolonization and the Rise of Localism (1998-2014)

23 June. Revolt and Rectification (2019-2020)

 

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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