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September 09, 2011

Confucius Institute Roundtable Series - Chinese studies in France

The Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan (CI-UM) presents:

After Orientalism: Current French Scholarship on Chinese Arts and Culture

A CI-UM Roundtable Discussion by François Picard, Professeur d'ethnomusicologie analytique, Université Paris-Sorbonne

Monday, September 19, 2011 | 4pm
Room 4, Michigan League
911 N. University, U-M Central Campus, Ann Arbor
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Speaker’s statement: Since its publication in 1978, Edward Said’s Orientalism has critically influenced East-Asian studies in France. In 1993, French scholars held a conference to collectively discuss their reactions to Said’s theories. Since then, ideas presented in the conference have generated a new theoretical space for French scholars to study the Orient. In this space, a new French scholarship on Chinese arts and culture has emerged. This presentation discusses this new and current sinology in France.

Questions should be addressed to confucius[at]umich[dot]edu.

Posted by zzhu at September 9, 2011 09:19 PM