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Reading and Writing the Chinese Dream: Research Objectives and Training Methods

Jul 11, 2016 | 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

A presentation and discussion of the collaborative translation project focusing on contemporary Chinese public intellectuals by two of the project directors (Cheek and Ownby) and one of the collaborative translators (Rocks). The project seeks to provide reliable versions of Chinese public intellectual writings in English and a richer understanding of the audience and worlds of intellectual life in which debates among and between New Left, Liberal, New Confucian and other orientations take place in the Sinophone sphere and PRC society. Central to the project is the process of knowledge production—our effort to create teams of collaborative Sinophone and Anglophone scholars working closely on all the challenges of rendering Chinese discourse into another language.

Timothy Cheek is Professor and Louis Cha Chair in Chinese Research at the University of British Columbia. His research focuses on modern Chinese history particularly China’s intellectuals and Chinese Communist Party history. He is author of numerous books and articles, most recently The Intellectual in Modern Chinese History (Cambridge University Press, 2015). David Ownby is Professor of Chinese History at the University of Montreal. His work focuses on the history of popular religion in modern and contemporary China. Amongst others, Ownby is the author of Falun Gong and the Future of China (Oxford University Press, 2008). Morgan Rocks is a graduate student in history at the University of British Columbia.

Time & Location

Jul 11, 2016 | 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Room 0.2001
Fabeckstr. 23-25
14195 Berlin