Cornell University

Annual Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture Series - Francesca Bray

Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 4:45pm to 6:15pm

Physical Sciences Building, 401

The Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture is an annual lecture given by an influential scholar of East Asian history for the Cornell campus and is video archived for the community beyond. 


The 2016-2017 Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture will be given by Professor Francesca Bray (University of Edinburgh; President of the international Society for the History of Technology) on April 20, 2017. Francesca Bray is a social anthropologist who works on the history of agriculture and of science, technology and medicine in China, and the macro- and micro-politics of everyday technologies (including food, housing, communications and hygiene) in many other parts of the world. 


Professor Bray will be giving a talk entitled:  “Hail the Maintainers: Rethinking Technology in Chinese History" 


All are welcome; reception with refreshments to follow

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Lecture, Presentation


Anthropology, Asian Studies, History, East Asia Program, Science and Technology Studies

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Sean Cronan

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Francesca Bray

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University of Edinburgh

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