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Guest lecture by Prof. Lingling Lien: “New Knowledge via New Genre”: Social Surveys within Late Qing Dynasty Periodicals

10.11.2022 | 12:00 c.t.

Prof. Lien Ling-ling 連玲玲, Research Fellow and Deputy Director, Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica,Taipei

This presentation investigates the history and contexts surrounding the emergence of social surveys within periodicals of the late Qing dynasty, primarily discussing how surveys as a “new literary category” operated as a device from which to pursue accuracy and practicality while dismantling what was considered harmful or backwards in the publications of students abroad in Japan.
The development of this genre not only expressed new forms of knowledge and communication but was also a social act, namely prescribing norms, organizing societies revolving around surveys, creating specialized columns within publications, and inviting public participation.

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10.11.2022 | 12:00 c.t.

Fabeckstraße 23-25,
Room: 2.2051