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Between complicity and dissent: Teaching, researching, publishing about China

Between complicity and dissent: Teaching, researching, publishing about China

In this workshop, Professor Jeffrey Wasserstrom leads a discussion on the difficult challenges faced by scholars of China and the Chinese diaspora, who are increasingly trapped between "dissent" and "complicity" in the classroom, in their research, and as public intellectuals.

What is an ethical knowledge about China, why do we need it, and how do we create it? How do we avoid polarising cliches that demonise China as the new Yellow Peril but at the same time we do not become silent accomplices of social inequities and political persecutions? How do we promote understanding for China's complexity rather than denigration and fear, but also take a stand and voice our concern about human rights and academic freedom?

Drawing from his own experience as a scholar who has also regularly contributed to the public discourse on China in the media, Professor Wasserstrom shares his insights on how the political and ethical issues shaping today's global China directly impact on our academic practices.

Free and open to all staff and postgraduate students, but please register your interest via the email address below.

Date Friday, 6 March 2020
Time 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Audience All University
Event Category Humanities
Event Type Symposium
DepartmentLaw, Languages and Cultures, Politics
LocationRichardson, Law Seminar Room SR5

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