Tales from Two Chinese Cities: Resistance in the 2019 Year of Anniversaries
Location: S020, Belfer Case Study Room, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA
Sponsor: Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies
Geremie R. Barmé, Editor, China Heritage
From late 2018, China has marked a series of major anniversaries and commemorations. A century of political, cultural and social upheaval has been brought into sharp focus by tumultuous contemporary events. Today, the past is living in to the present in ways that are significant not only for the ‘Chinese commonwealth’, but also for China in the World. This talk will focus on two cities — Beijing and Hong Kong — and on Geremie Barmé’s work for China Heritage (https://chinaheritage.net) concerning the case of Xu Zhangrun at Tsinghua University and the uprising in Hong Kong.