Wednesday Lunch Talk - CCTV Spring Festival Evening Party: Narrating a Pedagogy of Unity
A pesentation by Hui Zhang
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
11377 Bunche Hall
For more than two decades, the CCTV Spring Festival Evening Party has run consistently as a ritualized media spectacle that draws an audience of millions every year. It is produced and consumed as a newly invented festival celebration custom, and is regarded as one of the most prominent mass media events in contemporary China. This research project treats the TV show as a pedagogical narrative form about Chinese nationhood and national identity. It aims to explore the internal ambivalences and disjunctions in its political discourses and art forms.
Hui Zhang is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Education.
Open to UCLA students and faculty, and to others by invitation.
Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies