Short Bio
Sebastian Veg is a Professor (directeur d’études) of intellectual history and literature of 20th century China at the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), Paris and an Honorary Professor at the University of Hong Kong. He was director of the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC) in Hong Kong from 2011 to 2015. His interests are in 20th century Chinese intellectual history, literature, and political debates.
His doctoral research was devoted to modernism and democracy in the May Fourth era (Fictions du pouvoir chinois. Littérature, modernisme et démocratie au début du xxe siècle, Paris: Editions de l’EHESS, 2009), followed by a second project on the new role of intellectuals in China since the 1990s. He is the co-principal investigator for a France-Hong Kong research grant on “New Approaches to the Mao Era: everyday history and popular memory.” Most recently, he has also worked closely on cultural and political debates in Hong Kong.

Research Topics
●  Intellectual and cultural history of 20th century China
●  Literary and political debates in the May Fourth and the New Culture Movements
●  Literature, public sphere and democracy
●  Intellectual and cultural history of Hong Kong

Full CV (CV_VEG_2016)

Institutional links
Homepage on EHESS website.
EHESS Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary China (Paris)
The University of Hong Kong, Department of Comparative Literature (Hong Kong)
French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (Hong Kong)
My comments for Chinafile.

Multimedia links
“Speaking with the Silent Majority: New Intellectuals in China’s Changing Public Sphere”, Cornell Contemporary China Intitiative Lecture Series, 28 September 2015 (video).
La Chine, livrée au Présent, EHESS, 1 June 2015 (video).
“Hong Kong: 20 ans après la rétrocession,” Affaires étrangères, France Culture, 1 July 2017 (audio).
“L’Ombre de Mao: la littérature chinoise,” France Culture, 30 August 2013 (audio).

魏簡(Sebastian Veg),1976年生,法國社會科學高等研究院教授、博士生導師,香港大學名譽教授。研究領域為中國現當代文學,思想史,知識分子學。巴黎高等師範學校畢業後,2004年獲得法國艾克斯大學文學博士學位,論文涉及魯迅小說與現代性問題。先後任法國現代中國研究中心(位於香港)研究員, 東京大學東洋文化研究所訪問學者,香港大學助理教授。自2011至2015年任法國現代中國研究中心主任,中心季刊《China Perspectives》總編輯。 2009年第一本書《中國權力之虛構:二十世紀初的文學,現代性及民主主義》由社會科學高等研究院出版社出版,另有發表三本魯迅小說法文譯本 。學術論文多篇發表於China Quarterly, Boundary 2, China Perspectives, Journal of Chinese Cinemas等。中文論文發表於《中國現代文學研究叢刊》,《東方歷史評論》,《字花》等,


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