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4:00 pm

Modern China Lecture Series: The Significance of the Frontier in Twentieth Century Chinese History

March 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CGIS Knafel K262, 1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Shellen Wu Poster

Speaker: Shellen Wu, University of Tennessee, Knoxville The 1890s set off an unprecedented rush for the last remaining unclaimed lands around the world. Developments in the preceding century saw the social sciences and disciplines like geography and agronomy connecting Europe, the Americas, and Asia. The educated elite from around the world increasingly spoke a common

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6:00 pm

Ancestral Halls: Their Life After Death

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CGIS Knafel K262, 1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
ancestral halls poster

From the late fifteenth century to the mid-twentieth century over 6,000 ancestral halls (祠堂) were constructed in Huizhou 徽州, a prefecture at the southern end of Anhui province.  Usually understood to represent the growing attachment of families to the establishment of lineage authority in their villages, Huizhou’s ancestral halls soon acquired a variety of functions

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