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October 04, 2011

Fall 2011 CCS Noon Lecture Series - Linda Rui Feng

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Linda Rui Feng, Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Studies, University of Toronto

Youth, or Something like It: Perceptions of Thresholds in Tang Narratives

October 11, 2011
Tuesday 12 noon to 1:00 pm
Room 1636 School of Social Work Building
1080 South University

How was coming-of-age understood, imagined, and ultimately represented for the literati elite in Tang China? What constituted the threshold experiences that separated men from boys, and what crises might they evoke? Focusing on narratives from the ninth century, this talk will explore the changing perception of personhood as it relates to these pivotal life intervals.

Linda Rui Feng is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto, where she works on research topics that span both cultural history and literature in Tang China. Her book manuscript is tentatively titled “Youthful Displacement: City, Travel and Narrative Formation in Tang Tales.”

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