Lecture on Jewish heritage reconstruction in northeast China

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Lecture
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Chinese History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Historic Preservation, Public History

Lecture titled “Engineering and Rebuilding a Desired Past: The Chinese Use and Abuse of Heritage” at Worcester State University. 

Dr. Dan Ben-Canaan, Professor of Research and Writing Methodology at Northeast Forestry University, founder and Chair of the Sino-Israel Research and Study Center (SIRSC) in Harbin, China, and Hon. Research Fellow at the Heilongjiang Academy of Social Sciences, will give a lecture entitled “Engineering and Rebuilding a Desired Past: The Chinese Use and Abuse of Heritage” at Worcester State University. 

His research focuses on the history of Northeast China, Harbin as an international city, the history of the Jews in Harbin and China, and questions of “memory imagined histories.”  In particular, he has been the consultant for a state-sponsored Jewish heritage reconstruction project in the northeast Chinese city of Harbin.  

Ben-Canaan’s talk will address issues relating to cultural preservation, urban reconstruction, ethnic identities, and international politics.  It will take place at Worcester State University in the Blue Lounge from 10:00-11:15 on Tuesday, Feb. 14.      

Contact Info: 

Martin Fromm

Assistant Professor, East Asian History

Worcester State University

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