Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities

Xiaobing Tang, Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures,University of Southern California

This annual conference, which alternates between Berkeley and Stanford, brings together a keynote speaker and twelve graduate students to present innovative research on many aspects of modern Chinese cultural production in humanistic disciplines. This year's keynote speaker is Xiaobing Tang. The conference begins on Friday, April 13 and continues from 10am-4pm on Saturday, April 14.

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Keynote speech - On the Legacy of Socialist Visuality
Xiaobing Tang, Comparative Literature, University of Michigan

One of the main resources for contemporary art in China has been the artistic products and practices from the socialist period, in particular the Cultural Revolution. In this presentation, Professor Xiaobing Tang will examine how the legacy of socialist visual experience has been constructed and kept relevant. Focusing on the different stages in the conceptual development of contemporary artist Wang Guangyi, he will explore the paradigmatic implications of a critical cultural identity that the artist claims from the socialist past.

Friday, April 13, 2012 | 2:00 pm — 5:30 pm
IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor, UC Berkeley

Center for East Asian Studies
(CSS) Center for Chinese Studies, UC Berkeley