March 17, 2013

“Slippery Jingles and Other Political Satire in China Today”

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , at 10:02 pm by Benedicte Mauguiere

 “Slippery Jingles and Other Political Satire in China Today”
In any society, jokes can be useful in expressing complaints about public affairs and in releasing people’s pent-up tensions.  In authoritarian societies, such uses of jokes can be especially important.  This lecture will look at some of the popular media for political satire in compemporary China, and will look at what some of the social, psychological, and political effects seem to be.

March 18, 4:00 pm. Lovejoy 215. Colby College

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