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May 2021

Thinking about Race and Ethnicity in Imperial China

May 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

For much of the twentieth century, discussions of imperial-era Chinese identity were framed according to three conceptual categories then current in the social sciences: culture, race, and nation. In the 1980s, Western historians began shifting to a new conceptual framework: ethnicity. Despite skepticism in some quarters, ethnicity remains the framework within which most historians analyze politicized identities encompassing aspects of both culture and nation. But does “race” as a concept still have any place in this picture? What if we…

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June 2021

The Worst Chinese Poetry: A Virtual Roundtable (Day 1)

June 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for phase two of "The Worst Chinese Poetry: A Virtual Workshop." This will be two-day roundtable discussion open to the public, following up on phase one, which was a series of fourteen miniature workshops held in early April. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/WorstPoetry Organized by our three Chinese literature specialists (Thomas Mazanec, Xiaorong Li, and Hangping Xu), the goal of this project is to rethink Chinese literary history through negative examples. It seeks to interrogate the aesthetic, social, moral, and…

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The Worst Chinese Poetry: A Virtual Roundtable (Day 2)

June 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for phase two of "The Worst Chinese Poetry: A Virtual Workshop." This will be two-day roundtable discussion open to the public, following up on phase one, which was a series of fourteen miniature workshops held in early April. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/WorstPoetry Organized by our three Chinese literature specialists (Thomas Mazanec, Xiaorong Li, and Hangping Xu), the goal of this project is to rethink Chinese literary history through negative examples. It seeks to interrogate the aesthetic, social, moral, and…

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2021 Virtual Commencement

June 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Date: June 10, 2021 Time: 5:30–6:30pm (PDT) Link: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/88571654150 Meeting ID: 885 7165 4150

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