Zoom-Lecture May 27: Luo Zhitian on "Understanding the Alienated Self: The Interest in and Problematization of the Village in the Post May-Fourth Period"

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You are warmly invited to participate in the next lecture of our 2021/2022 lecture series New Perspectives on Modernity in China.

Luo Zhitian 罗志田 (Distinguished Professor, Sichuan University) will speak about Understanding the Alienated Self: The Interest in and Problematization of the Village in the Post May-Fourth Period 认识被化外的自我:后五四时期对乡村的关注和农村的问题化

Time: May 27, 2022, 10:00 AM CEST

On Zoom: For registration (required), please use this Zoom link.

Abstract

乡村曾被视为中国社会与文化的基础,在近代改称“农村”后,逐渐被认为出了问题。农村怎样成为“问题”及其所成的“问题”本身,既伴随着中国现代性展开的进程,也因其间的“现代”眼光所生成。这背后的一个要因,是城市的兴起和城乡的对立。由于城市被视为国家的主体,原来作为广土众民代表的乡村逐渐沦为化外,不复能表述自己。在五四后出现一种读书人想要了解自己国家的倾向,先是开始关注已近于未知的农村,观感褒贬参半;接着是被关注者逐渐问题化,见解贬多于褒;最后是问题化的农村升级为“破产”或“崩溃”,表述以贬为主。其间一个重要特点,是一些人因缺乏了解而把常态看成变态,甚至把国家整体的危难移植到农村身上。

This lecture series is jointly organized by

Prof. Dr. Axel Schneider, University of Göttingen
Prof. Dr. Thomas Fröhlich, University of Hamburg

CeMEAS – Centre for Modern East Asian Studies & Department of East Asian Studies, University of Göttingen

Asia-Africa-Institute, Department for Chinese Language and Culture, Hamburg University


Department of East Asian Studies, University of Göttingen