Western classical music was condemned during China's Cultural Revolution. But China is now the principal producer and largest consumer of many "Western" musical instruments.
Chinese Internet Research Conference 2012: Cara Wallis
Speaker at 10th Annual Chinese Internet Research Conference. The title of the presentation is "New Media Technologies in China’s ‘New Socialist Countryside’: Techno-Sustenance and the Possibilities for Social Transformation”
Texas A&M University
"New Media Technologies in China’s ‘New Socialist Countryside’: Techno-Sustenance and the Possibilities for Social Transformation”
Cara Wallis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. She studies new media technologies and issues of power, difference, subjectivity, and social change, particularly in China. Her forthcoming book, Technomobility in China: Young Migrant Women and Mobile Phones (NYU Press), is an ethnographic exploration of the use of mobile phones by young rural-to-urban migrant women working in the low-level service sector in Beijing.
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Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a look at the resurgence of classical music in China through the legacy of the Philadelphia Orchestra, from its first performances in the PRC in 1973 until its most recent tour in 2018.
Kirk Denton will look at the role of politics—especially political parties—in the establishment, administration, architectural design, and historical narratives of museums in Taiwan.