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Hu Shih Roundtable - Theory and Sinology

Friday, November 10, 2017 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

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

Following the annual Hu Shih Lecture given by Professor Sangren there will be a roundtable discussion held on Friday, November 10, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. entitled “Theory and Sinology,” also in 165 McGraw Hall. The roundtable will feature Sara Friedman (Professor of Anthropology, Indiana University), Kevin Carrico (Lecturer in Chinese Studies at Macquarie University), and Li Zhang (Professor of Anthropology at UC Davis), all former graduate students of Professor Sangren now working as anthropologists of China and Taiwan.

Over the course of four decades, Professor Steven Sangren’s research has pushed critical social theory into an engagement with the rich ethnographic and historical data from Chinese society and culture. This roundtable, bringing together scholars who completed their anthropological training under Prof. Sangren’s tutelage, will address the impact of his work and the current state of the theoretical/sinological divide.

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Cultural, Panel Discussion, Roundtable, Special Event


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


cascal, anthro, cashum



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Sara Friedman, Kevin Carrico, Li Zhang

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Indiana University, Macquarie University, UC Davis

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