Dr. Jeroen de Kloet will give a talk about the promotion of Beijing as olympic city and how these urban changes are negotiated by artists

Jeroen de Kloet is assistant professor Mediastudies at the University of Amsterdam and works on the cultural implications of globalization in China. He recently co-edited the volume "Cosmopatriots - On Distant Belonging and Close Encounters" (Rodopi), and published on popular music, cinema and new technologies in China.?His current research project focuses on the Beijing Olympiad and is titled Celebrations and Contestations of Chineseness - The Beijing 2008 Olympics and 21st Century Imaginations of Place, Culture and Identity."

Venue: China Culture Center, Beijing, China.