This year's Joseph Levenson Book Prize goes to the 2021 work making "the greatest contribution to increasing understanding of the history, culture, society, politics, or economy of China."
Short-term (Organ) Memory: 100 Years of Chinese and Comparative Media Controversy from Dissection to the Bodyworlds
UC Berkeley's Center for Chinese Studies presents a talk with Larissa Heinrich.
Larissa Heinrich, Department of Literature, UC San Diego
This talk will present some preliminary research on media treatments of the Bodyworlds exhibits in the U.S., China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Australia. It will address more specifically how media from each of these regions deals with the controversial problem of Chineseness and individual identity of "donor" bodies in both Gunther Von Hagens original exhibits and the "copycat" exhibits, with bodies produced and processed in China, in the wake of Von Hagens' separation from his Chinese suppliers. It is part of a larger project that looks at the historical context of contemporary transnational debates about copyright and ownership of Chinese body-materials.
Wherever you may be, we wish you and those close to you the very best Year of the Rabbit.
Join us for a discussion with Mike Chinoy on his new book that expands on USCI's Assignment: China series.
Join us for Aynne Kokas's discussion of the global battle for control over and use of the personal and institutional data we create every day.