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Knowledge Circles 知識界 in Colonial Hong Kong 1945-1997: From Offshore Publics to Civic Communities

March 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Speaker: Prof. Sebastian Veg, School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), Paris

Monday, 11 March 2024, 17:30-19:00 PDT
Room 120, C.K. Choi Building, UBC
1855 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2, Canada
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Join us for this in-person talk by Prof. Sebastian Veg, Professor of Intellectual History of 20th Century China at the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), Paris, and author of Minjian: the Rise of China’s Grassroots Intellectuals (Columbia University Press, 2019), about his latest study on knowledge circles in Hong Kong between 1945 and 1997.

In the talk, Prof. Veg will retrace how academics, journalists, writers, and students produced and circulated knowledge during the colonial era, and how they engaged broader communities of readers. The talk will also presents an attempt to disentangle the impact of various epistemic systems such as Cold War liberalism, Chinese cultural nationalism, and colonial ideology.

In-person event. All are welcome. Registration required.