Confucius Institute for Scotland

Special Guest Lecture 

Professor Basile Zimmermann

The Concept of 'Culture' and its quotation marks

Culture is famous in social sciences and humanities for the difficulty of its definition, which can mean different things to different people. In this lecture entitled The Concept of ‘Culture’ and its quotation marks: Learning from electronic music practice in China Professor Zimmermann will review a case study on electronic music in China from the book Waves and Forms (MIT Press, 2015) to illustrate how science and technology studies frameworks can be used to address the concerns of Chinese studies.

Basile Zimmermann is Assistant Professor in Chinese studies and Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. His current research projects focus on China studies methodology and science and technology studies. He is the author of Waves and Forms: Electronic Music Devices and Computer Encodings in China (MIT Press, Inside Technology, 2015)

Thursday 1 June 6pm – 8pm, Project Room, 50 George Square, EH8 9JU
This event is free but booking is required at or call 0131 662 2180
A networking drinks reception will follow.