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Activities of this project: Talks, Lectures, Presentations, Workshops, Interviews

Presentation "Conflicting Sites of Memory in Xinjiang: A Critical Reading of Heroines on Display" by Emily Mae Graf

On August 27, 2021, as part of the biennial conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS), Emily Mae Graf, postdoctoral researcher in the project "A Translingual Conceptual History of Chinese Worlds" presented her research on “Conflicting Sites of Memory in Xinjiang: A Critical Reading of Heroines on Display”.

Reading Group "Worldmaking"

Along with fostering exchange between our projects and among the staff and fellows of the Joint Center, the goal of this series of events is to discuss texts that cut across projects and address various aspects and approaches to worldmaking.

Presentation "The Conflicting Dynamics of World Literary Heritage: The Entangled Spaces of Lu Xun and Sándor Petőfi" by Emily Mae Graf

2021 marks the 140th anniversary of Lu Xun’s (1881-1936) birth. The last decade witnessed the adoption of Lu Xun in world literature curriculum that calls for diversity and inclusivity in the twenty-first century, as well as the reconceptualization of Asia as a dynamic formation and interaction spanning East Asia (Northeast and Southeast), South Asian sub-continent, Central Asia, and Western Asia (non-African Middle East), complicating territorial fixation and East-West binaries. It is timely to re-evaluate the multifaceted role of Lu Xun as a writer, translator, and reader in the global circulation and translation of texts and ideas in the early twentieth century and interwar period.