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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Faculty Common Room, Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
Event date: 
Thursday, 18 October, 2018 - 17:00 to 18:30

China Research Seminar Series talk given by Prof. Michael Dutton, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Carl Schmitt once wrote that the political was at its clearest when it was at its most intense, and it was at its most intense in what he would call, Mao’s telluric partisanship. Rather than following Schmitt’s concept of friend and enemy, however, this study follows the trail of telluric intensity leading it back to the foothills of Jinggangshan where, with the help of former bandit connections to forgers and counterfeiters, the Party produces its first coin. This is the story of telluric intensity told through the making of this coin.

Michael Dutton is a prolific author, having written, among other books, Policing and Punishment in China, Streetlife China, and Policing Chinese Politics, which earned him the prestigious Levenson Prize.

Professor Hans van de Ven FBA: