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State and Family in China with Mara Yue Du

Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Olin Library, 107
Olin Library, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Intergenerational family relations played a central role in the Chinese transition from empire to nation-state, according to Mara Yue Du, assistant professor in history. In a live, hybrid Chats in the Stacks book talk, Du will discuss her latest book, State and Family in China: Filial Piety and its Modern Reform (Cambridge University Press, 2022). This book focuses on family law, parent-child relationships, and the evolution of the Chinese state, tracing how the state-sponsored parent-child hierarchy of the Qing dynasty gave way to the reforms of filial piety law that became the basis of state-directed family reform in the Republic of China. 

This book talk is sponsored by the Kroch Asia Library. Light refreshments will be served. 

Dial-In Information

If you would like to attend the talk virtually, please register through the following link: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Author Appearance, Special Event, Presentation


Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, History, Cornell University Library, Olin Library, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, East Asia Program

University Themes



history, CUL, book talk, olin library, LawSchool, East Asia program, Kroch Library, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, asianstudiescal, fgsscal


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Contact Name

Jenny Leijonhufvud


Mara Yue Du

Speaker Affiliation

History and the Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program

Speaker Web Site

Dept. Web Site

Registration Status

No registration needed for in-person, but register via the link above to join the webinar.

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Free and open to all.

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