Indiana East Asian Working Paper Series on Language and Politics in Modern China

Indiana East Asian Working Paper Series on Language and Politics in Modern China

The Language and Politics in Modern China working papers form part of a collaborative research project, “Keywords of the Chinese Revolution: The Language of Politics and the Politics of Language in 20th-Century China,” funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Pacific Cultural Foundation. Core project members include: Timothy Cheek (Colorado College), Joshua L. Fogel (University of California-Santa Barbara), Elizabeth J. Perry (University of California-Berkeley), Michael Schoenhals (University of Stockholm), and Project Director Jeffrey Wasserstrom (Indiana University). The Keywords project seeks to present an account of the ways that the language of politics has shaped and, in turn, has been reshaped by the Chinese Revolution from the early decades of this century to the present. The working papers will use methodologies and theories drawn from a variety of disciplines to explore the shifting meanings of politically-charged symbols and terms. General topics associated with the politics of communication will also be examined.