Samstag, 26. Oktober 2013, 10:00 - 18:30 iCal

How to write a People’s History of Maoist China?

international workshop

Sinologie, SIN 1
Campus, Spitalgasse 2, Hof 2 , 1090 Wien

Tagung, Konferenz, Kongress, Symposium

Saturday October 26

10.00-10.15 Introduction and Welcome: Felix Wemheuer

Part One: How to rewrite (people’s) history?

10.15-11.45 Keynote Lecture and Discussion:

Klaus Mühlhahn (FU Berlin): Rethinking the History of The People’s Republic of China

Comment: Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik (University of Vienna)

11.45-12.00 Coffee Break

12.00-12.40 David Mayer (University of Vienna): The ‘people’, a late-comer in Marxist historiography: Emergence and development of debates about ‘people’s history’ in historical context

12.40-14.00 Lunch Break

Part Two: Documents and Archives

14.00-15.15 Keynote Lecture and Discussion:

Daniel Leese (University of Freiburg): 'One man's trash is another man's treasure': Working with archival and quasi-archival sources from the early PRC.

15.15-15.30 Coffee Break

Part Three: Foreigners and Diplomats: A Part of People’s History?

15.30-16.30 Paper and Discussion

Jon Howlett (University of York): Compromised compradores’: Westernised Chinese elites before and after the Communist Revolution

Jiagu Richter (University of Vienna): Revolutionization in Chinese Embassies in 1966 and Its Impact

Part Four: Making Sense of Memory

16.30-17.10 Agnes Schick-Chen (University of Vienna): From memory and perception to the 1978-divide

17.10-17.30 Break

17.30-18.30 Closing Discussion (Chair: Felix Wemheuer)

19.30 Dinner


Department of Eastasien Studies/Sinology, University of Vienna


Felix Wemheuer