Reading the Visceral Pulses: Five Viscera Theory & the Pulse in a 7th Century Chinese Medical Manuscript 2018.02.01

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, February 1, 2018; 12:30 p.m. CAS Conference Room Sarah Zanolini is an M.A. student in the Department of Asian Languages & Cultures at CU Boulder

Anthropological Study of Local American Chinese Medicine 2018.02.15

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, Febraury 15, 2018, 12:30 p.m. CAS Conference Room In this talk, I will introduce my recent anthropological research which focused on local American Chinese Medicine. While different from other studies, I will pay close attention to the development of Chinese Medicine in America, my arguement will mainly focus on three aspects of American local Chinese Medicine: Field research about local American Chinese Medicine, such as education...

Territorial Affairs: Grounding the Global Land Rush in Postwar Laos 2018.03.01

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, March 1, 2018, 12:30 p.m. CAS Conference Room In this talk, I present an overview of my current book project, which uses the case of Chinese agribusiness investment in northern Lao PDR to unpack what has been widely labeled as a new global land rush. Transnational land deals are often framed in terms of sovereignty threats to host countries like Laos, but have been plagued by...

Revising the Rise in Postcolonial Jatra Performance 2018.03.15

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, March 15, 2018, 12:30 p.m. CAS Conference Room In this talk, I’ll be focusing on the folk theatre form Jatra as a traditional model of mass communication and/or entertainment in rural and urban Bengal. Traditionally the collective of Jatra performers were also skilled singers. Jatra is celebrated for its highly stylized lyrical and improvisational performance style as well as an important communication tool within the rural...

A Brief Introduction to the Study on Chinese Tomb Architecture of Han Dynasty 2018.04.05

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, April 5, 2018, 12:30 p.m. CAS Conference Room In stark contrast to the lack of evidence of other Chinese architecture from the Han dynasty (Western Han 206 BC-AD 8, Eastern Han 25-220), a significant number of tombs have survived from that period. Han Tomb is a key remnant for ancient architecture in China. In fact, no timber architecture built before the Tang dynasty (618-907) exists today...

Good Housekeeping: Advice for Women in a late Qing Daily-Use Religious Encyclopedia 2018.04.19

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, April 19, 2018; 12:30 p.m. CAS Conference Room Chen Zhongxi's 1850 preface to his eponymous precious scroll ends with a plea to future publishers: “do not make my coarse words elegant for fear women will have a hard time understanding.” Whether out of respect for preserving the integrity of Chen’s sermon or a need to further educate ignorant women, printed editions instead acquired a feature not...