Conference
In the Realm of the Senses: Mapping China’s Modern Sensorium
現代中國的感覺與感官革命
Day 1 (19 June, 2018 Tuesday)
 
9:15-9:30 am                    coffee/tea and welcome
 
9:30-11:00 am                  Panel I (Moderator: Joachim Gentz)
Jane Geaney (University of Richmond)
(Re)thinking through Early Chinese Senses
Paolo Santangelo (Sapienza University of Rome)
The Role of the Senses in Chinese Culture: Some Reflections on Pains, Images, and Smells
 
11:00-11:30 am    coffee/tea break
 
11:30 am-1:00 pm            Panel II (Moderator: Paul Pickowicz)
Barbara Mittler (University of Heidelberg)
Locating Re-Spectable Touch—Visual Mindmaps from China’s Print Media, 1900s-2000s
Shengqing Wu (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
“Stealing Sweet Dew from the Lips”: Touch and Intimacy in Modern Chinese Culture
 
1:00-2:15 pm                    lunch
 
2:15-3:45 pm                    Panel III (Moderator: Aaron Moore)
Xiaobing Tang (University of Michigan)
To Hear Our Voice Shake the World: How Choral Singing Transformed Chinese Society
Jie Li (Harvard University)
Radios and Loudspeakers: Technologies of Listening in the Mao Era
 
3:45-4:15 pm                    coffee/tea break
 
4:15-5:45 pm                    Panel IV (Moderator: Xiaobing Tang)
Wen-huei Cheng 鄭文惠 (National Chengchi University, Taiwan)
攝影與圖像之間:近代中國國粹學派視覺現代性研究 (Between Photography and Painting: On the Practices of the National Essence School and Visual Modernity in China)
Kean-fung Guan 顔健富 (National Tsinghua University, Taiwan)
感受「非洲」:晚清文學中的異域形象 (Sensing Africa: The Exotic Images of the Foreign Land in Late Qing Literature)
 
 
Day 2 (20 June, 2018 Wednesday)
 
9:15-9:30 am                    coffee/tea
 
9:30-11:00 am                  Panel V (Moderator: Paolo Santangelo)
Xuelei Huang (University of Edinburgh)
The Stagnant Ditch and the Politics of Deodorizing China
Lena Henningsen (University of Freiburg)
Sweet Bitterness: Tasting and Sensing the Chinese Cultural Revolution
 
11:00-11:30 am                coffee/tea break
 
11:30 am-1:00 pm            Panel VI (Moderator: Shengqing Wu)
Shuowin Chen 陳碩文 (National Chengchi University)
另一種「肉感」:上海三十年代對唯美文學身體書寫的譯介與接受 (Another “Sensuality”: Translation and Transculturation of the Aesthetic Body Writing in Shanghai in the 1930s)
Weihong Bao (University of California, Berkeley)
The Cloud of Doubt: Making Sense of the Sensible in Postwar Shanghai Cinema
Or, War on Nerves After the War
 
1:00-2:00 pm                    lunch
 
2:00-3:30 pm                  Panel VII (Moderator: Natascha Gentz)
Paul Pickowicz (University of California, San Diego)
Sojourner as Ethnographer: A Sensorial Encounter with High Socialist China
Kirk Denton (Ohio State University)
The Senses in Recent Exhibitionary Practice in Chinese History Museums
 
3:30-4:00 pm                    coffee/tea break
 
4:00-5:00 pm                    Roundtable Discussion
Moderators: Shengqing Wu, Xuelei Huang
 
Date 19 Jun 2018 (Tuesday) - 20 Jun 2018 (Wednesday)
Venue University of Edinburgh
Mirror Room, Abden House, 1 Marchhall Crescent, EH16 5HP
Language English
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