Dates: 4-6 August 2016
Venue: Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room, Asia Institute (Myer Asia Centre 106), University of Melbourne
Scholars from the Faculties of Arts and Architecture at the University of Melbourne are holding a symposium to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the beginning of China’s Cultural Revolution. In addition to cross-disciplinary academic papers, the symposium will include a community forum, at which Chinese Australians will talk about memories and knowledge of the Cultural Revolution, and an exhibition of material from the Baillieu Library, including handwritten diaries, posters, and other ephemera. International participants include established scholars, early career researchers, and also collectors of diaries.
Thursday, 4 August, 6.15 – 7.30pm
Keynote lecture by Professor Barbara Mittler, University of Heidelberg, author of A Continuous Revolution: Making Sense of Cultural Revolution Culture (Harvard, 2012)
Friday, 5 August, 1 – 2.15pm
Keynote lecture by Professor Li Baihao, Southeast University (Nanjing), historian of architecture and urban planning.
Saturday, 6 August, 10:30am-12.00pm
Community forum with panel of Chinese Australians
Sponsored by the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies
For more information or to book your place visit the event page