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May 2022

Lecture: Conservative Radicalism: Watsuji Tetsuro’s Critique of Civil Society and Its Implications for Chinese Intellectual History

20. May 2022 @ 12:00 - 14:00
KWZ & ONLINE, Heinrich-Düker-Weg 14
37073 Göttingen, Germany

Conservative Radicalism: Watsuji Tetsuro’s Critique of Civil Society and Its Implications for Chinese Intellectual History Viren Murthy, Associate Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison   May 20, 2022, 12:00 PM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna On Campus: KWZ 0.610 (University of Göttingen, Heinrich-Düker-Weg 14, 37073 Göttingen) On Zoom: For registration, please use this zoom link. Since the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as the Meiji state quickly modernized, Japanese intellectuals confronted the atomization and alienation associated with new forms…

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Lecture: Understanding the Alienated Self: The Interest in and Problematization of the Village in the Post May-Fourth Period 认识被化外的自我:后五四时期对乡村的关注和农村的问题化

27. May 2022 @ 10:00 - 12:00
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Understanding the Alienated Self: The Interest in and Problematization of the Village in the Post May-Fourth Period 认识被化外的自我:后五四时期对乡村的关注和农村的问题化 Luo Zhitian 罗志田, Sichuan University May 27, 2022, 10:00 AM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna On Zoom: For registration, please use this zoom link. The lecture will be held in Chinese.  乡村曾被视为中国社会与文化的基础,在近代改称“农村”后,逐渐被认为出了问题。农村怎样成为“问题”及其所成的“问题”本身,既伴随着中国现代性展开的进程,也因其间的“现代”眼光所生成。这背后的一个要因,是城市的兴起和城乡的对立。由于城市被视为国家的主体,原来作为广土众民代表的乡村逐渐沦为化外,不复能表述自己。在五四后出现一种读书人想要了解自己国家的倾向,先是开始关注已近于未知的农村,观感褒贬参半;接着是被关注者逐渐问题化,见解贬多于褒;最后是问题化的农村升级为“破产”或“崩溃”,表述以贬为主。其间一个重要特点,是一些人因缺乏了解而把常态看成变态,甚至把国家整体的危难移植到农村身上。   This lecture is part of the lecture series New Perspectives on Modernity in China. . Organizers: Prof. Dr. Axel Schneider, University of Göttingen Prof. Dr. Thomas Fröhlich, University of…

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