2021 Laureate of the Mattei Dogan Prize
Published at 8 November 2021
Jiawen Sun graduated from the Department of Mathematics at Zhejiang University in China with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2007; graduated from the Department of Sociology of East China Normal University with a master's degree in sociology in 2010; and graduated from EHESS with a PhD in sociology in 2020. In 2021, his thesis, entitled « Corps et politique dans la Chine contemporaine. Sociologie de la souffrance parmi les anciens jeunes instruits envoyés dans les fermes militaires pendant la Révolution culturelle », won the 2021 Social History Prize, awarded by the Mattei Dogan Foundation and the Maison des sciences de l'homme Foundation, as well as a Special Mention from the jury of the PSL SHS Thesis Prize 2021. She is now working on the world history of the communist revolution as well as the political legacy of the Maoist era and its contemporary representation.
Jiawen Sun is currently an associate member of the Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine (CECMC) at EHESS.
Title: Corps et politique dans la Chine contemporaine. Sociologie de la souffrance parmi les anciens jeunes instruits envoyés dans les fermes militaires pendant la Révolution culturelle
Keywords: the movement to send educated youth to the countryside (Shangshan xiaxiang), the history of educated youth (zhiqing), the sociology of suffering, political depression, the sociology of the body, medical anthropology and somatization
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