21 Apr 2022 15:30

Aural History: Rethinking Maoism Through Sound

Sala A - Ca’ Vendramin, Venezia

Dayton Lekner, University of Freiburg, Institute of Chinese Studies

Introduced by Laura De Giorgi

In this talk, Dayton Lekner discusses his doctoral work, how this led him to a focus on sound, and what sound studies might contribute to a history of the People's Republic of China

Dayton Lekner is Alexander von Humboldt post-doctoral fellow at the University of Freiburg, Germany.
His dissertation explored the interplay between literary practice and political campaign in the 1950s PRC, and is forthcoming, reviewers be willing as Flower. Power. The writing of a Maoist Campaign, 1951-59. In his postdoctoral work he has begun an exploration into ways of hearing, listening and sound-making in the Mao era. He has published articles in Modern China, 20th Century China, and the Journal of Asian studies. He also translates the writing of Chinese historians - with work appearing soon as part of the Revisiting the Revolution Project - attached to



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Department of Asian and North African Studies (Laura De Giorgi)


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