We are delighted to announce the launch of the Contemporary China Centre Blog.
Based at the University of Westminster, the Contemporary China Centre focuses on interdisciplinary research about contemporary China which is grounded in cultural studies. Our work builds on Westminster’s long-term commitment to Chinese Studies, at whose heart lies an engagement with Chinese language, cultural practice and production, and its critical analysis. We seek to complement social science-based research on contemporary China with a critical perspective from the Humanities.
Our new blog project brings together our research and expertise concerning the cultural dimensions of social and political transformation in China and the cutting-edge issues and agendas that are core features of China’s role in the global circulation of knowledge and cultural influence. It also seeks to promote the University of Westminster Archive’s China Visual Arts Project, which was founded in 1977 and holds over 800 Chinese propaganda posters, as well as a wealth of Chinese books, objects and ephemera dating from the 1940s to the 1980s. We hope that this project will contribute to ongoing debates and promote interdisciplinary dialogue about the social, cultural, political and historical dynamics that inform life in China today.
You can access the Contemporary China Centre Blog at: http://blog.westminster.ac.uk/contemporarychina/. You can also read about our very first issue, which is entitled Fashion, Beauty and Nation, here: http://blog.westminster.ac.uk/contemporarychina/issue-1-fashion-beauty-and-nation/.
If you are interested in contributing a blog piece, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information about the Contemporary China Centre, please visit our website at: westminster.ac.uk/contemporary-china-centre.
Dr. Séagh Kehoe <S.Kehoe@westminster.ac.uk>
Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellow
Contemporary China Centre
School of Humanities
University of Westminster