Memory and Memorialisation in the People’s Republic of China

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Date / time: 25 October - 26 October, 5:00 pm

Edinburgh Confucius Institute, Abden House

Memory and Memorialisation in the People's Republic of China

This one day symposium hosted by the University of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Confucius Institute will explore new approaches to the recent history of mainland China, with an emphasis on the preservation and contestation of memory.

Keynote speakers:

  • Professor Margaret Hillenbrand, University of Oxford & Dr Marjorie Dryburgh, University of SheffieldPanels: Contested Pasts and Practices
  • Paul Kendall (Westminster): Commemorating, Remembering and Forgetting the Third Front in Urban Guizhou
  • Francesca Young Kaufman (Manchester): Absence and Ellipses in Chinese Cinema after 1989: contesting the historical narrative
  • Huwy-min Lucia Liu (HKUST): Ordinary Commemoration in Contemporary Urban China Material Culture and the Visual Archive
  • Kiki Tianqi Yu (UWS): Amateur cinema, audio-visual archive and memory construction: Around China with a Movie Camera
  • Zi Wang (Edinburgh): Traditional Art and Politics: Reconstruction of the Shanghai Seal World, 1949-1976
  • Corey Schultz (Southampton): Commemorating Ruins and Ruined Commemorations: The Beichuan Earthquake Museum Using the Past to Serve the Present?
  • Emily Matson (Virginia): Memorializing Martyrs and Consolidating Party Identity: The 1948 Construction and Legacy of the CCP’s Northeastern Martyrs Memorial Hall in Harbin
  • Helena Lopes (Oxford): Visual Fragments of a Global War: International Encounters in Films about China’s World War Two
  • Tom Harper (Surrey): The Politics of China’s Past: The Utilisation and Influence of China’s Past on its Foreign Affairs and Identity.

PLEASE NOTE: Margaret Hillenbrand’s opening keynote will take place on Thursday 25th October at 5pm at the University of Edinburgh, Crystal MacMillan Building

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