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Lecture: What is to be Done? Literature and History in China’s Revolutionary Twentieth-Century
June 2022 @ 10:00 - 12:00
What is to be Done? Literature and History in China’s Revolutionary Twentieth-Century
Professor of History, New York University
June 24, 2022, 10:00 AM (GMT +2) in Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna
On Campus: KWZ 0.607 (University of Göttingen, Heinrich-Düker-Weg 14, 37073 Göttingen)
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This talk will address the problem of literary and historical narrative in China’s twentieth century. Revolutionary time is a particular kind of time, requiring different kinds of narrative. In an analytical pass through a century of narrativizations/re-narrativizations, the talk will examine how successive revolutionaries and writers attempted to answer the constantly posed and re-posed radical question of “what is to be done” (shto delats? 怎么办?).
Asia-Africa- Institute, Department for Chinese Language and Culture, University of Hamburg
Department of East Asian Studies, University of Göttingen
Academic Confucius Institute, University of Göttingen
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