Limited Choices and Infinite Possibilities: How to Extricate East Asia and Southeast Asia from the Global Cultural Predicament
This lecture will reconsider the socio-historical processes of East Asia and Southeast Asia, their interconnectedness with the rest of the world and also shed light on these questions:
· What global cultural dilemmas are human societies facing?
· Why do these kinds of global cultural predicament arise?
· What's the role of East Asia and Southeast Asia in global trends?
· How can East Asia and Southeast Asia be extricated from the global cultural predicament?
· What possible answers or solutions could anthropology give to these questions?
Dr. Meng Hang is an associate professor of anthropology and an interdisciplinary writer in China. His research interests focus on social and cultural change in China, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Inner Asia and the West, history of anthropology, cultural studies, intercultural dialogue, ethnoarchaeology, culture difference and similarities. He has conducted long-term ethnographic fieldwork in China and Britain.
Prof. Meng Hang is the author of 4 monographs and numerous articles. His writings deal with human problems in general. Cornell University Library holds two of his books (in Chinese) , one is The History of Ethnology, Anthropology and Sociology in China 1900-1949, and another is Cultural Industry and China’s Reform and Opening Up.
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