Vortrag: Zhuiwen (Inquiry, 2017) - How Literature serves Xi Jinping's Anti-Corruption Campaign

25.10.2018 | 12:00 c.t.

Maja Linnemann (Bremen)


Shortly after he became General Secretary of the CPC in 2012 Xi Jinping started a major anti-corruption campaign which made headlines in the media over a rather extended period of time. It was repeatedly called "the longest and most intense" and also became a hot topic in academic research. During the campaign, a number of publications related to corruption and the fight against it were published in the PRC, culminating in the broadcasting of the 55-part TV series Renmin de Mingyi In the Name of the People in 2017 which was watched by several hundred million people. This presentation will focus on the book Zhuiwen (roughly translated as Inquiry) published in March 2017 which was marketed as "documentary anti-corruption literature". The analysis of the book shows how the official discourse on corruption is supported and how the book fits into a broad propaganda strategy which accompanies the anti-corruption campaign.

Maja Linnemann reiste 1989 ein halbes Jahr quer durch China und studierte danach AWS/Wirtschaftssinologie in Bremen. 1994 lebte sie ein Jahr in Chengdu und von 1999 bis 2013 in Peking. Von 2008 bis 2012 war sie Chefredakteurin des zweisprachigen Internetportals des Goethe-Instituts und der Robert-Bosch-Stiftung "Deutsch-Chinesisches Kulturnetz" (http://www.de-cn.net).Seit 2013 lebt sie in Bremen und arbeitet als Geschäftsführerin des Konfuzius-Instituts. Parallel absolvierte sie von 2015 bis 2018 ein Masterstudium der Sinologie an der Universität Hamburg.

Website: www.konfuzius-institut-bremen.de/ueberuns.php

Zeit & Ort

25.10.2018 | 12:00 c.t.

Neubau "Holzlaube", Room 1.1062