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March 2018

Evelyn (Chiung-yun) Liu – When Fantastic Narrative Encounters Empirical Knowledge: Imagining the World in “The Eunuch Sanbao’s Voyage to the Western Ocean”

March 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CGIS Knafel K262, 1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Chiung-yun Liu CHS Poster Print

Speaker: Evelyn (Chiung-yun) Liu,  Academia Sinica, HYI Visiting Scholar The Eunuch Sanbao's Voyage to the Western Ocean, a late-sixteenth century novel loosely based on the historical expeditions commanded by Zheng He (1371-1433), is a peculiar mixture of factual accounts of foreign lands and fantastic narrative. In this work, popular Buddhist and Daoist figures living in a mythological landscape encounter a new worldview based on firsthand geographical accounts of maritime voyages recorded as early as the fourteenth century. While the novel is…

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Jing Tsu – When Literary Relations End

March 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CGIS Knafel K262, 1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Jing Tsu CHS poster Spring 2018

Speaker: Jing Tsu, Yale University More than ten years after Sinophone studies, is it breaking up?  This talk begins with a recent skirmish over the fraught term and its export.  In the attempt to bring faraway and neglected kins into its fold, Sinophone studies is facing open resistance where writers are choosing not to belong or subscribe.  An inclusionary project that has been built on championing their causes, Sinophone Studies is approaching an awkward turning point in its network power: after "literary governance" comes the art of not being…

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April 2018

China Economy Lecture Series – Victor Shih

April 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CGIS Knafel K262, 1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Speaker: Victor Shih, University of California San Diego Victor Shih is an associate professor of political economy and has published widely on the politics of Chinese banking policies, fiscal policies and exchange rates. He was the first analyst to identify the risk of massive local government debt, and is the author of “Factions and Finance in China: Elite Conflict and Inflation.” Prior to joining UC San Diego, Shih was a professor of political science at Northwestern University and former principal…

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May 2018

China Humanities Seminar – Amelia Ying Qin

May 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CGIS Knafel K262, 1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Speaker: Amelia Ying Qin,  University of Houston Amelia Ying Qin graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a Ph.D. in Chinese literature (2013) from the Department of East Asian Languages and Literature and an M.A. (2010) from the School of Library and Information Studies. Prior to her study in Madison, she also completed degrees at the University of Rhode Island and Fudan University in Shanghai, China. Her current research interest is in the relationship and dynamics between cultural memory and historiography in…

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