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Jiabao Wang

Research and Teaching Assistant
National University of Singapore
Participates in 1 Session
Wang Jiabao is a first-year Ph.D. student in Cultural Studies in Asia PhD programme at National University of Singapore. Her research mainly focuses on framing theories of preservation and sustainability and politics of intangible cultural heritage in China, and the delicate connection as well as collapse among high cultural, mass culture and folk culture. Other research interests include horror film in the post-colonial context of Hong Kong, and the identity of leftover women in China. She is also a writer specialising in contemporary art and folk art, and Chinese contemporary literature. She presented her paper of “The Sustainability of Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage: the Aura of Chinese Folk Art and the Impact of the Commercialisation of Folk Culture” in the second Association of Critical Heritage Studies bi-annual conference at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia in 2014, and another paper of “The Ambivalent Hong Kong Cultural Identity, Resistance, and Uncertainty: The Influence of Jiangshixiansheng (Mr. Vampire) in the 1980s and 1990s” in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies bi-annual conference at Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia in 2015.

Sessions in which Jiabao Wang participates

Tuesday 7 June, 2016

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Sessions in which Jiabao Wang attends

Friday 3 June, 2016

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17:00
17:00 - 19:30 | 2 hours 30 minutes
Festive Event

Saturday 4 June, 2016

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9:00
9:00 - 10:00 | 1 hour
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

What if we changed our views on heritage? And if heritage has already changed? While, on the global scene, states maintain their leading role in the mobilization of social and territorial histories, on the local scale, regions, neighbourhoods and parishes have changed. Citizens and communities too: they latch on to heritage to express an unprecedented range of belongings that no law seems to be able to take measures to contain, often to the discontent of...

18:30
18:30 - 20:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

Most of what we experience as heritage emerges into conscious recognition through a complex mixture of political and ideological filters, including nationalism.  In these processes, through a variety of devices (museums, scholarly research, consumer reproduction, etc.), dualistic classifications articulate a powerful hierarchy of value and significance.  In particular, the tangible-intangible pair, given legitimacy by such international bodies as UNESCO, reproduces a selective ordering of cul...

Sunday 5 June, 2016

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14:00
14:00 - 15:30 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Co-Construction and Community Based HeritageHeritage Changes the Social OrderCitizenshipPublic event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

"What does heritage change?" is a multifaceted  question to which the answer(s) are in primary respects related to real-life negotiations among different groups of citizens, cultures, races, ethnic groups, sexual identities, and social classes about received, official and/or widely accepted or accomodated intangible attributes, cultural traditions, historic monuments, buildings, and other transmitted or revived historical legacies. Heritage designated by and for whom, for what motivations, an...

Monday 6 June, 2016

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15:30
15:30 - 17:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

Le patrimoine fait aujourd’hui l’objet d’attentions autant que d’agressions et de destructions. Cela peut s’expliquer par les difficultés de son identification ou de sa conservation. Cela peut plus profondément s’expliquer parce que, dès le départ, il célébre un événement ou conserve une mémoire qui peut être ou devenir une source de dissenssions et de conflits politiques. Enfin, sa reconnaissance suscite des gains économiques pour les uns mais des pertes pour les autres. Mais peut-être...