Curator: José Neves e Liliana Coutinho
Moderation: Pedro Aires Oliveira
The People's Republic of China constituted a fundamental referent in the processes of colonial liberation and anti-imperialist resistance that came to question European and North American power, constituting at the same time an important alternative to Soviet communism. To such an extent that today, with the collapse of the USSR, China is the main challenger to North American power, presenting its own international agenda in the different continents of the globe. Its recent history, from Maoism to the co-optation of liberal market mechanisms, and the internal tensions of the most populous country in the world, is less well known. With WANG HUI we look at the China of yesterday and today, its place in the world, and the changes taking place in its society.
07 DEC 2022
Wang Hui is the distinguished Professor in the school of humanities at Tsinghua University and Director of the Tsinghua Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences. His research interests include Chinese intellectual history, Chinese literature and social and political theory. He has received numerous awards for his scholarship, including the Luca Pacioli Award (2013) and Anneliese Maier Research Award(2018), and has been Visiting Professor and fellow at Harvard, Edinburgh, Bologna, Stanford, UCLA, Berkeley, Tokyo University,the University of Washington,Wissenschaft Kolleg zu Berlin and Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study among others. He was the co-editor of the influential Chinese journal Dushu from 1996 to 2007. In 2008, the magazine Foreign Policy listed him as one of the top 100 most influential intellectuals worldwide. His recent publications include China’s Twentieth Century (2016), China from Empire to Nation-State (2015), and The Politics of Imagining Asia (2011).
Pedro Aires Oliveira é docente do Departamento de História da NOVA FCSH e investigador do Instituto de História Contemporânea. Entre os seus interesses de investigação figura a história do colonialismo e dos processos de descolonização, acerca dos quais tem publicado regularmente.
Institute of Contemporary History, NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities / IN2PAST — Associate Laboratory for Research and Innovation in Heritage, Arts, Sustainability and Territory.
The IHC is funded by National funds through FCT — Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P., under the projects UIDB/04209/2020 and UIDP/04209/2020.