Writing Chinese History with Images Using an image archive to explore contemporary China.

Writing Chinese History with Images

Join Gregory Lee (Department of Chinese Studies) as he discusses the use of an image archive in his ongoing research project “A Cultural History of China 1975-2020”. Images constitute a valuable means of compensating for official erasure of history whether political, cultural or social. But how should images be organized and classified? And should the history we write dictate the use of the archive or does the archive guide the telling of the story?

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