Aestheticization of Neoliberal Capitalism versus the Politics of Aesthetics

Joyce Liu, National Chiao Tung University

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Presentation Room
Charles E. Young Research Library

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Aestheticization of Neoliberal Capitalism versus the Politics of Aesthetics: On the Artistic Intervention by Xu Bing and Chen Chieh-Jen

Speaker: 劉紀蕙 Joyce C. H. Liu
Chair Professor, National Chiao Tung University
Director, International Center for Cultural Studies
Director, International Graduate Institute for Inter-Asia Cultural Studies

Joyce C.H. Liu is Professor of Critical Theory, Comparative Literature, Visual Studies and Cultural Studies in the Institute of Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. It is the program that she founded in 2002, the first graduate program of cultural studies in Taiwan, an inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary postgraduate program that addresses contemporary critical issues. She is currently the director of the cross-universities research center, International Center for Cultural Studies of the University System of Taiwan, a network system connecting four distinguished research-oriented universities in Taiwan, together with an international graduate program in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies supported by these four universities. Starting from 2018, her center has launched a 5-year project: “Conflict, Justice, Decolonization: Critical Studies of Inter-Asian Societies,” involving 5 sub-projects and 21 researchers from the network the University System of Taiwan.

Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies, Asia Pacific Center, Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library, National Central Library Taiwan, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles