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REMEMBERING THE TANGSHAN EARTHQUAKE: THE TEMPORAL, SPATIAL AND NEGOTIATED DIMENSIONS OF COMMEMORATIONS IN THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

Charbonneau, Philippe-Antoine (2011)
Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University
Abstract
Thirty-five years after the massive earthquake that shook the city on July 28, 1976, Tangshan residents still live with the scars of the losses and injuries that were suffered. This case study is about possible recent changes to commemorations and public memory in Tangshan. Firstly, it will examine how the Tangshan earthquake is commemorated publicly through monuments, ruins and at schools. Secondly, it will look at how the collective memory and Tangshan heritage is commemorated privately, including at the new Tangshan memorial park. Thirdly, I attempt to find out how the Sichuan earthquake and the movie Aftershock, which was based on the Tangshan tragedy, influenced discourses in ... (More)
Thirty-five years after the massive earthquake that shook the city on July 28, 1976, Tangshan residents still live with the scars of the losses and injuries that were suffered. This case study is about possible recent changes to commemorations and public memory in Tangshan. Firstly, it will examine how the Tangshan earthquake is commemorated publicly through monuments, ruins and at schools. Secondly, it will look at how the collective memory and Tangshan heritage is commemorated privately, including at the new Tangshan memorial park. Thirdly, I attempt to find out how the Sichuan earthquake and the movie Aftershock, which was based on the Tangshan tragedy, influenced discourses in contemporary Tangshan’s discussions around the 1976 earthquake. Thoughts on the flexibility of commemorations will conclude this thesis. (Less)
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author
Charbonneau, Philippe-Antoine
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organization
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type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Tangshan earthquake, Collective memory, Commemorations, Sichuan earthquake, Heritage
language
English
id
2175343
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2011-10-21 14:53:45
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  abstract     = {Thirty-five  years  after  the massive  earthquake  that  shook  the  city on  July  28, 1976, Tangshan  residents still live with the scars of the losses and injuries that were suffered. This case study is  about  possible  recent  changes  to  commemorations  and  public memory  in Tangshan.  Firstly,  it  will  examine  how  the  Tangshan  earthquake  is  commemorated  publicly  through  monuments,  ruins and at schools. Secondly, it will look at how the collective memory and Tangshan heritage  is commemorated privately, including at the new Tangshan memorial park. Thirdly, I attempt to  find  out  how  the  Sichuan  earthquake  and  the  movie  Aftershock,  which  was  based  on  the  Tangshan  tragedy,  influenced  discourses  in  contemporary  Tangshan’s  discussions  around  the  1976 earthquake. Thoughts on the flexibility of commemorations will conclude this thesis.},
  author       = {Charbonneau, Philippe-Antoine},
  keyword      = {Tangshan earthquake,Collective memory,Commemorations,Sichuan earthquake,Heritage},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {REMEMBERING THE TANGSHAN EARTHQUAKE: THE TEMPORAL, SPATIAL AND NEGOTIATED DIMENSIONS OF COMMEMORATIONS IN THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA},
  year         = {2011},
}