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Gender Studies Workshop: Women and Friendship in Dynastic China

April 28, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Beverly Bossler
, University of California, Davis
Ron Egan, Stanford University
Grace Fong, McGill University
Eileen Chow, Duke University
Maram Epstein, University of Oregon
Xu Man, Tufts University

Organized by:
Wai Yee Li
, Harvard University
Ellen Widmer, Wellesley College


12:45-1:00 p.m.   Welcoming remarks

First Panel
Chair:              Wai-yee Li
Discussant:     Xu Man

1:00-1:30 p.m.      Beverly Bossler, “Terms of Endearment: Expressions of Love and Affection in Song China”
1:30-2:00 p.m.      Ronald Egan, “Friendship in Li Qingzhao’s Writings”
2:00-2:30 p.m.      Ellen Widmer,  “A Friend and a Patron: Hu Zixia’s Contribution to the Life and Work of Wang Duanshu”
2:30-3:00 p.m.      Discussion

3:00-3:30 p.m.      Break

Second Panel
Chair:              Ellen Widmer
Discussant:     Eileen Chow

3:30-4:00 p.m.      Grace Fong, “In the Absence of Discourse: Articulations of Female Friendship in Late Imperial China”
4:00-4:30 p.m.      Maram Epstein, “Women’s Routes to Personhood in Nineteenth Century Chinese Fiction: Friendship, Filial Piety, and Daoist Transcendence”
4:30-5:00 p.m.      Wai-yee Li, “Friendship in the World of Late Ming Courtesans”
5:00-5:30 p.m.      Discussion


April 28, 2017
12:30 pm - 5:30 pm



Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

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