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Friday, November 5th– Anup Grewal

October 29th, 2010 No comments

the Art and Politics of East Asia Workshop

presents

Anup Grewal

Phd Candidate, Dept. of East Asian Languages & Civilizations

Close-Ups of Reality:

Women’s Experience, Social Space & Proletarian Femininity

in 1930s Chinese Reportage Literature

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Friday, November 5th  3:00-5:00 pm

Judd 313

5835 S. Kimbark Ave. Chicago, IL 60637

Abstract:

Reportage was one of the genres of aesthetic experimentation with new ways to represent social reality promoted by leftist cultural movements in China and worldwide starting in the late 1920s.  Along with photography and film, reportage was conceived as one of the new “genres of fact” that had the potential to provide close-ups of reality and to represent a broader arena of social experience by conveying subjectivity as much through its construction in relation to social, political and economic structures and the material world, as through expressions of psychological interiority.  In this paper, I bring together a discussion of the photographic, cinematic and journalistic techniques of reportage and the representation of proletarian women by looking at the work of women writers such as Ji Hong, Peng Zigang, Yang Chao and Ding Ling.  I argue that their works reveal unique spaces of textual intersubjectivity through which different social subjects – the proletarian women who tell their stories, the activist investigator whose impressions narrate the scene, and the reader who has access to the multiple real time voices and perspectives working in the texts – all interact to create new ways of experiencing and understanding social reality. 

This workshop is sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and the Council on Advanced Studies in the Humanities. Persons who believe they may need assistance to participate fully, please contact the coordinator at maxb@uchicago.edu in advance.

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Thursday, October 21st – Screening of 1428

October 18th, 2010 No comments

A Chinese Documentary Film about the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake and its Aftermath

1428

Winner of the 66th Venice Film Festival Orizzonti Prize for Best Documentary

(Click here for more information about the film)

Thursday October 21st 5:30-7:30pm

Classics 21

1010 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

To be followed by a Special One Hour Round Table Discussion with

Du Haibin- the director of 1428

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Tuesday October 12th- Professor Chen Yongchao

October 4th, 2010 No comments

the Art and Politics of East Asia Workshop

presents

Chen Yongchao

陈泳超

Assistant Professor, Chinese Literature Department

Peking University

北京大学中文系民间文学教研室副教


The Folksongs of Rural China

Through 60 Years of Intellectual Transformation

一个民歌乡在国家思潮变动中走过的60年

Tuesday, October 12th

3:00-5:00pm

Judd 313

5835 S. Kimbark Ave. Chicago, IL 60637

A lecture and discussion on the historical relationship between folksong and the literary and artistic policy of the People’s Republic of China by a leading folklorist from Peking University.

Talk and discussion to be conducted in Chinese with English Translation

This workshop is sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and the Council on Advanced Studies in the Humanities. Persons who believe they may need assistance to participate fully, please contact the coordinator at maxb@uchicago.edu in advance.

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