Visual technologies accompanied American missionaries as they undertook cultural, political and religious projects in Republican China through the first years of the People’s Republic. Their evolving visual practices and products; however, ultimately escaped the missionary mold and entered global imaginations, coloring American views of modern China alongside Chinese engagements with the world. In this talk, Joseph W. Ho explores intersections between image-making, contested identities and transnational ways of seeing – many of which transformed 20th century Sino-U.S. encounters on both sides of the lens.
• Joseph W. Ho, Assistant Professor of History, Albion College; Center Associate, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan
• Paul Pickowicz, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History and Chinese Studies, UC San Diego (Moderator)
This webinar series is organized by the 21st Century China Center at the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy. For more information on China activities, as well as recordings of previous webinars, please visit china.ucsd.edu.