Apr 01, 2019 Apr 01, 2019
12:00PM 01:30PM Blackness in China: Afro-Americans under Mao: University Event Topic: Lectures & Meetings School: Emory College Department / Organization: James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference Building/Room: Robert W. Woodruff Library Meeting Organizer/Sponsor: James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race Speaker/Presenter: Keisha Brown, JWJI Visiting Fellow Event Open To: All (Public) Cost: Free Registration / R.S.V.P. link: https://form.jotform.com/53145385695162 Contact Name: Latrice Carter Contact Email: latrice.carter@emory.edu Link: http://jamesweldonjohnson.emory.edu/home/colloquium/index.html (JWJI Race & Difference Colloquium) Professor Brown's talk will focus on a cadre of African Americans that traveled to and lived in the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) during the reign and leadership of Chairman Mao Zedong and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). In analyzing their travels, actions, and lives in the PRC, the talk will focus on how these individuals and their performativity of race highlights ideas about race, Blackness, and African Americans in China that underscored much of the Maoist propaganda calling for transnational racial solidarity. Moving beyond the belief that Maoist propaganda in the forms of posters, speeches, and music created by the PRC was simply for political expediency and capital, Brown argues that the production of said propaganda was shaped by and continued to shape understandings of Blackness in China as it pertained to African Americans. + Jones Room, RM 311, Woodruff Library Campus Events
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12:00PM 01:30PM Blackness in China: Afro-Americans under Mao: University Event Topic: Lectures & Meetings School: Emory College Department / Organization: James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference Building/Room: Robert W. Woodruff Library Meeting Organizer/Sponsor: James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race Speaker/Presenter: Keisha Brown, JWJI Visiting Fellow Event Open To: All (Public) Cost: Free Registration / R.S.V.P. link: https://form.jotform.com/53145385695162 Contact Name: Latrice Carter Contact Email: latrice.carter@emory.edu Link: http://jamesweldonjohnson.emory.edu/home/colloquium/index.html (JWJI Race & Difference Colloquium) Professor Brown's talk will focus on a cadre of African Americans that traveled to and lived in the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) during the reign and leadership of Chairman Mao Zedong and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). In analyzing their travels, actions, and lives in the PRC, the talk will focus on how these individuals and their performativity of race highlights ideas about race, Blackness, and African Americans in China that underscored much of the Maoist propaganda calling for transnational racial solidarity. Moving beyond the belief that Maoist propaganda in the forms of posters, speeches, and music created by the PRC was simply for political expediency and capital, Brown argues that the production of said propaganda was shaped by and continued to shape understandings of Blackness in China as it pertained to African Americans. + Jones Room, RM 311, Woodruff Library Campus Events
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