Following the Caterpillar Fungus: Nature, Commodity Chains & Tibet in China's Uneven Geographies

On Feb. 11 at noon in Guggenheim 201E, Emily Yeh, associate professor of geography, will discuss the cultural importance of caterpillar fungus in Tibet. A more-than-human analytical framework points to the role of caterpillar fungus in creating an assemblage in which Tibetans are articulated with the commodity chain. A new set of meanings has also emerged to sell caterpillar fungus, centered on the biomolecular nature of its active ingredients rather than Tibetan nature.

February 4, 2013 • CAS Events •