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Lundi de 16 h à 19 h (salle 681, 6e étage, bât. Le France, 190-198 av de France 75013 Paris), du 13 février 2017 au 27 mars 2017. Séance supplémentaire le 22 mai (salle 7, 105 bd Raspail 75006 Paris). La séance du 20 mars se déroulera en salle 015 (RdC, bât. Le France)
Despite the repeated assertion of authoritarianism, Chinese society since the late Qing and throughout the 20th century has demonstrated an intense intellectual activity. Although it has not led to an institutionalized democracy or a stable civil society distinct from the state, the development of the media and the circulation of ideas has been in many ways remarkable. The study of the public sphere in modern and contemporary China experienced a short-lived peak after the English translation of Habermas’ seminal study The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere in 1989. Historians pointed to the emergence of social spaces in the second half of the 19th century, often associated with the local gentry. Cultural and media studies scholars examined the growth of print capitalism, mainly in and around Shanghai in connection with China’s first modern newspapers in the late 19th century. Subsequently, as China turned away from political reform in the 1990s and its authoritarian regime appeared more and more « resilient », the concept of civil society was increasingly sidelined in academic inquiry, despite a limited revival in the field of internet, new media and NGO studies in the 2000s. The time may be ripe to undertake a more systematic reassessment of the question of the public sphere in different historical contexts in China, ranging from the relatively liberal 1920s to the illiberal 1930s or 1980s, and the totalitarian late 1950s and 1960s, as well as the offshore public spheres of Tokyo or Hong Kong.
For each class, seminar participants are asked to read at least 2 articles or chapters from the suggested readings below.
The texts are available via Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kbw7ekcpu2b7ic7/AACAfj4uJg7PidI3wUWrhQEIa?dl=0
13 février : Habermas and the debate about the late Qing local public sphere
20 février : From Modern press to May fourth
27 février : Local public spheres under the Republic
6 mars : Lien Lingling (Academia Sinica): “Who Taught us to be Modern Women?” Data Analysis of Writers in Chinese Women’s Magazines
13 mars : The social sphere under Mao and beyond
20 mars : Rogier Creemers (University of Leiden), « Cyber China 2.0 : Nailing Jell-O To The Wall »
During the past few years, China has reinvigorated its efforts to regain the initiative in the public sphere. In particular the restructuring of the Internet governance landscape has terminated a number of trends that China scholars and observers deemed unstoppable, and has altered the logic for public discourse and state-society relationships. From social media to e-commerce and surveillance, the Chinese state is building new methods that better position it for the challenges it foresees for the coming decades. This lecture will survey these developments, and discuss their implications for our understanding of the durability of China’s political system, changing global politics and the influence of technology in political life.
Background reading :
27 mars : Hong Kong as an alternative public sphere
Please note: this talk will place in salle 7, 105 bd. Raspail, 16h-18h.
22 mai : Andrew Jones (University of California Berkeley): “Mediated Folk: The 'Discovery' of Chen Da in 1967. The politics of the ethnomusicological 'discovery' of an iconic figure in Taiwanese folk music.”
Suivi et validation pour le master : Hebdomadaire semestriel (24 h = 6 ECTS)
Domaine de l'affiche : Histoire - Histoire et civilisations de l'Asie
Intitulés généraux :
this research seminar will use textual, literary and film sources to highlight the contribution of intellectual and cultural history to understanding the question of the public sphere. It is aimed mainly at graduate students with some prior knowledge of Chinese history and politics. It will be taught in English.
Direction de travaux d'étudiants :
dans le domaine de l'histoire intellectuelle et culturelle de la Chine au XXe siècle.
sur rendez-vous par courriel.
Niveau requis :
ce séminaire aura lieu en anglais et nécessite donc une excellente maîtrise de cette langue ; la maîtrise du chinois est souhaitable, mais pas obligatoire.
Adresse(s) électronique(s) de contact : veg(at)ehess.fr
Dernière modification de cette fiche par le service des enseignements (firstname.lastname@example.org) : 15 mars 2017.