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Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture Series - P. Steven Sangren

Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

McGraw Hall, 165
740-750 University Ave, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

"Filial Piety and its Discontents"

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

The 2017-18 Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture will be given by Cornell University's own Professor P. Steven Sangren on April 20, 2017. Professor Sangren is a socio-cultural anthropologist whose research focuses on Taiwan and China. His recent book, Filial Obsessions: Chinese Patrilinity and its Discontents, is a broadly framed analysis and critique of Chinese patriliny, mythic narrative, and gender ideology informed by a synthesis of Marxian and psychoanalytic perspectives.

Professor Sangren will be giving a talk entitled:  “Filial Piety and its Discontents"

All are welcome; reception with refreshments to follow

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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, History, Society for the Humanities, East Asia Program, Global Cornell


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