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4:00 pm

David Palmer & Elijah Siegler – Enchanting Huashan in the Global Spiritual Circuit: Intersecting Modes of Making Sacred Space

November 17, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CGIS Knafel K262, 1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
China Humanities Huashan Poster

Speakers: David Palmer, University of Hong Kong Elijah Siegler, College of Charleston This talk is based on the newly released book Dream Trippers (University of Chicago Press), a multi-sited ethnographic study of transnational encounters between American Daoist spiritual tourists and practitioners and the Chinese monks and hermits of the sacred Daoist peak of Huashan. In this talk, the […]

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6:00 pm

Film Screening and In-Person Discussion with the Director – We the Workers

November 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CGIS South S020, Belfer Case Study Room, 1730 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Shot over a six-year period (2009-15) mainly in the industrial heartland of south China, this film primarily follows labor activists Peng Jiayong and Deng Xiaoming as they find common ground with workers, helping them to negotiate with local officials and factory owners over wages and working conditions. Threats, attacks, detention and boredom become part of […]

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