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GED3002 Global Genealogies of Chinese Social Science: Home

Course Description

This course aims to trace and discuss the cross-boundary construction of Chinese social science in global history. In doing so, we try to understand the present from the past.

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回读百年:20世纪中国社会人文论争

本书书写20世纪社会人文论争,全书分作5卷,每卷约涵盖20年。收文范围以在中国大陆公开发表出版者为主。内容涵盖进化论、“东西文化”问题、民族主义思潮、民主与科学思想、文艺启蒙与文学革命、新史学、新教育思潮、女权觉醒、打倒孔子、社会改造思潮、马克思主义、“问题与主义”、无政府主义思潮、疑古思潮、中国社会性质问题、现代主义文学思潮、革命文学论争与左翼文学运动、科学与玄学、唯物辩证法、中国本位文化建设、拉丁化新文字运动等等。

Field of Cultural Production: Essays on Art and Literature

This book collects 10 Pierre Bourdieu’s major essays on art, literature and culture, published between 1968 and 1987. Part One deals with the field of cultural production, the production of belief, and the market of symbolic goods. Part Two looks into the writings of Gustave Flaubert, especially Sentimental Education, to discuss topics such as structure of social self-analysis, field of power, etc. Part Three contains essays on sociology and art perception, on Manet’s aesthetic revolution and the institutionalization of anomie, and on the historical genesis of a pure aesthetics addressing the relationship between art and power.

A Social History of Knowledge: From Gutenberg to Diderot

This book maps the main types of knowledge that were in existence between the invention of printing with movable type in Germany to the publication of the Encyclopédie. Mostly, it is based on texts published between the 16th and 18th centuries, but it also takes account of oral knowledge, images (including maps) and material objects such as shells and coins collected for display. It explores the difference between the old sociology of knowledge and the new, as well as the changing composition of the European clerisy since the Middle Ages. It also deals with the geography, anthropology, politics and economics of knowledge, as well as the way readers appropriated knowledge.

The Intellectual Foundations of Chinese Modernity: Cultural and Political Thought in the Republican Era

This book is concerned with the dynamics by intellectuals in the development of Chinese modernity. It argues that Chinese thought in the Republican era was not dominated by Marxism, revolutionary socialism or any particular school of thought but instead was a mix of liberal, conservative and socialist thought; that modern Chinese conservatism was a force to be reckoned with, one that served the purposes of modernization; that modern China’s liberal intellectuals understood liberalism and represented the liberal vision in a particular contextual frame of reference; and that Chinese intellectuals of all persuasions had a socialistic impulse.

知识考古学

本书以考古学的方法梳理人类知识的历史,去除掉非知识的东西,同时增加新的知识元素,使知识体系得到扩充和改变。考古学方法是指思想和知识的体系由超越语法和逻辑的规则控制,此规则在个人主体的意识之下运作并定义在一定领域和时段内决定思想边界的概念可行性的体系。本书基于福柯有关论述的观念——这一观念描述了语言学结构的一个对说话和写作的个人可获取的先于并决定客体、概念、方法论资源和理论阐释的范围的层级——系统论述了这一考古学方法。

知識社會史:從古騰堡到狄德羅

本書是彼得﹒柏克著作的中譯本,描繪了存在於德國的活字印刷起源以來直至百科全書的出版期間的知識的主要類型。本書的寫作主要基於16世紀到18世紀之間出版的文本,但也涵蓋了口述知識、圖像(包括地圖)以及如收集用於展覽的貝殼和硬幣等物件。本書探索了舊有與新興的知識社會學之間的差異,以及從中世紀以來的歐洲知識分子的變化的寫作。本書也涉及知識的地理學、人類學、政治學和經濟學,以及讀者獲取知識的方式。

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