Writing Chinese History with Images Using an image archive to explore contemporary China. A Byre World Event

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Gregory Lee discusses the use of an image archive in his ongoing research project "A Cultural History of China 1975-2020". Images constitute a valuable means of compensating for official erasure of history whether political, cultural or social. But how should images be organized and classified? And should the history we write dictate the use of the archive or does the archive guide the telling of the story?
Period27 Jan 2021
Held atSchool of Modern Languages
Degree of RecognitionLocal


  • China
  • Images
  • history
  • photography