By Ping-Chun Hsiung
Sociology, University of Toronto
I’m organizing a panel for the AAS Annual Conference, to be held March 24-27 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The panel is tentatively entitled “Dissenting Voices, Resisting Positions.” It intends to unravel the notions of dissenting voices and resisting positions at the individual/communal levels across diverse contexts in East Asia.
My work examines how China’s Great Leap Forward and Great Famine (1959-62) are remembered. I call upon interviews and memoirs to understand how dissenting voices are narrated and resisting positions articulated. I compare the voices and positions of intellectuals and peasants. I discuss the implications of such voices and positions for state formation.
If interested, please send a title and abstract (max. 250 words) of your piece, as well a short bio/CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 1, 2021. My intention is to propose an in-person panel. However, I am open to a virtual panel if there is sufficient interest.
Professor, Sociology, University of Toronto