About the talk:
In recent decades, the global imagination of capitalist modernity has erased historical memories of the Chinese revolutionary experience and culture. But past images are haunting the present as spectra and ghosts. Professor Dai Jinhua will discuss how the new cultural industry writes off revolutionary culture and ideals, how ancient relics of values and ideas, sent to the grave by Chinese modernity, come back and struct onstage as walking dead, and how certain redemptive motifs pop up and question the present.
Dai Jinhua will give her talk in Chinese.
About the speaker:
Dai Jinhua is Professor of Chinese Literature and Languages at Peking University. She is eminent film critic and scholar and a public intellectual with a critical voice. She has published numerous books in Chinese on film, culture and politics. Her English books include Cinema and Desire (Verso 2002) and After the Post-Cold War: The Future of Chinese History (Duke UP, 2018).
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Please note the location change to Bldg. 200 Rm 30 (located on the lower level)