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Kim Jarle Wroldsens slutseminarium för doktorsavhandling


Datum: tisdag 14 juni 2022

Tid: 14.00 – 16.00

Plats: Zoom

Kim Jarle Wroldsen, doktorand i Kinas språk och kultur, presenterar sin doktorsavhandling.

Zoom ID: 652 0352 5156

Preliminär titel på avhandlingen:“Who are the Hui? - Typological Analysis of Chinese Propaganda Literature by Huí cadres in the North-West Borderland of China”.

Dr. Rune Steenberg, postdoktor vid Palacky University Olomouc, Tjeckien.

Professor Irmy Schweiger, Professor i Kinas språk och kultur vid Stockholms universitet.
Professor Jenny White, Professor Emerita vid Institutet för Turkietstudier (SUITS) vid Stockholms universitet.

Sammanfattning (Eng):
This dissertation explores mínzú (ethnic, national) agency demonstrated by Muslim (Hui) cadres in the production of local propaganda literature in China. Using a typological analysis of the Xinjiang-based literary magazine Kāidū River, I identify statements that encoded three salient modes of thought. That is, I illustrate how Huí writers in the early- to mid-2010s used language derived from Neo-Confucian cosmology, Republican race theory and Maoist thought transformation, which gave their texts the imprimatur of "truth", while allowing variation in interpretation of such "truth". The discourse allowed the authors to address concerns expressed by Party leaders, but also to express their own concerns for the Hui as a mínzú, even in the restrictive political environment of Xinjiang. Through a careful study of what it meant for Kaidu River writers to make specific statements related to the formulation of Huí identity, my thesis shows that mínzú as a category of academic analysis remains highly relevant in today's China.

Kim Jarle Wroldsen är doktorand i Asiens språk och kulturer vid Stockholms universitet.