15-16 September 2014

Cold Front: The Chinese Cold War Experience in Comparison

The conference focused on the changing sense of “belonging” during the Cold War period in China and other regions. It brought together foremost scholars from different fields and areas, including Prof Hsiung Ping-chen from The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Prof Cao Shuji from Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Prof Shen Kui-yi from The University of California, San Diego; Prof Mayfair Yang from The University of California, Santa Barbara. The conference synthesizes existing research to expand to additional stimulating topics on the implication of a Cold War in Greater China region on issues like land reform, art, politics and religion of the cold war period. Papers on visual arts, film, academic institutions, and public health represent newer studies that draw people’s attention in particular. This set of articles are under revision for publication.

> Venue: Conference Room, 2/F, Art Museum East Wing, Institute of Chinese Studies, CUHK
> Organizer: Research Institute for the Humanities, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
> Co-organizer: The Department of History, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
> Sponsors: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, “Focusing on Taiwan: Health, Peace, Memory” Project
> Conference Summary Report (by Dr. Adam Cathcart): Report