Sacred Nation: Chinese Museums and the Legacy of Empire

Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 6:00 pm
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Geological Lecture Hall, 52 Oxford St., Cambridge
Free and open to the public. No tickets required.
For more information, call 617-496-1027.
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February 23

The official Chinese view of China’s history and national identity has been transformed in recent decades from a tale of revolutionary class struggle into a story of ancient and unbroken national and imperial glory. This shift can be discerned in both new and restored Chinese museums and memorial sites commemorating recent and past heroes. Magnus Fiskesjö will discuss the current boom in China’s "culture industry" and what it tells us about changes in the Chinese conceptions of national and cultural identities. Free event parking available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.