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September 17, 2009

Yuming He

Inventorying Barbarians: An Early Modern Chinese Pictorial Vogue

November 3, 2009
Tuesday 12 noon to 1:00 pm
Room 1636 School of Social Work Building
1080 South University

Yuming He, Assistant Professor in Chinese Literature, University of Chicago

From the 15th to 18th century, pictorial inventories of foreign countries and peoples were printed and circulated widely in China, and onto the trans-regional book market. This study attempts to bring to light the history of these popular and commonplace books, and their specific socio-cultural relevance in Ming-Qing China and the larger global world. Yuming He received her BA and MA from Peking University, and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. She taught at Reed College before joining the faculty at the Univ. of Chicago. Her research and teaching interests include the literature and culture of late-imperial China (currently focusing on theater and performance), the history of the book (focusing on woodblock prints, both texts and images), and Chinese intellectual history.

Posted by kanepark at September 17, 2009 05:20 PM