New ThinkChina Analysis: Contested Past; Social Media and the Production of Historical Knowledge of the Mao Era – University of Copenhagen

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30 August 2019

New ThinkChina Analysis: Contested Past; Social Media and the Production of Historical Knowledge of the Mao Era

This ThinkChina analysis investigates the role Weibo has in (re)shaping the social memory and producing historical knowledge of the Mao era in contemporary China. More specifically, professor Jun Liu looks at how people use Weibo to interrogate the official knowledge of the past, articulate their individual memories, and reconstruct social memory, all of which shape the production of historical knowledge of the Mao era in a society.

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