I am starting a project on socially-engaged art in the countryside and I am doing some background historical research. I was wondering if any of you had experience doing research in local archives on rural art during the Cultural Revolution. I would like to know what to expect before going back to China in the summer. Also, do you have any suggestion for secondary literature (in Chinese or English) on the topic?
I am looking for literature focused on China’s relationship with internal and foreign debt throughout its entire history, but primarily as the country began to modernize economically during the 1970s. Any suggestions of books or articles focused on how debt has been viewed or used in China’s foreign or domestic politics would be greatly welcomed and appreciated. Thank-you.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University-UCLA-University of Chicago
Summer Text and Translation Workshop
New Materials and Inter-disciplinary Methods of Studying 20th-century Chinese History:
Issues of Governance in Contemporary China
July 16-22, 2017