The Body as a Means for Political Mobilization: Portrait between Journalism and Propaganda

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
This is a UCLA Center for Chinese Studies' talk by Gu Zheng from Fudan University.
Song Jiaoren (Sung Chiao-jen,1882-1913) was a revolutionist and the founder of the Kuomintang (KMT). He was assassinated in March of 1913 in Shanghai after his leading KMT to victory in China’s first democratic election.
This talk will investigate how the members of KMT who owned Minli Pao(民立报) published in Shanghai as both mouthpiece of the revolutionary party and mass media produce and use the images of Song’s corpse for the purpose of mibilizing the mass to protest the assassination.
This talk will try to explore portrait photo’s function and practice between propaganda and Journalism and its usage as a means of visual mobilization from three aspects of production, distribution and consumption in the Republican Shanghai.
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