History, temporality and China's revolutions

Rebecca E. Karl, Professor of History, New York University

This talk takes up the relationship established between history and temporality in the course of China's modern revolutions. Taking up various revolutionary moments/movements -- Republican, Communist, feminist, and others -- Prof. Karl attempts to weave an account of the present through an excavation of the past seen through the prism of China's and the world's revolutionary twentieth century.

This event is part of the History Department Colloquium Lecture Series and is being co-sponsored by East Asian Languages and Cultures