26 September: Prof. Ge Jianxiong: Re-discover China: The People, the Land, Agriculture, and Traditional Wisdom

Re-discover China: The People, the Land, Agriculture, and Traditional Wisdom

 

Speaker: Prof. Ge Jianxiong 葛劍雄  Fudan University (China)

 

Time: September 26, 2017   3:15-5:00 PM          Venue: WIJKPL2 001

 

Abstract: Most Chinese regard themselves as descendants of Emperors Huangdi and Yandi. It is not a unified bloodline-based identity, but a cultural concept. Actually, China is always a nation made of multiethnic groups, and the term Huaxia (Han) is also a product of ethnic amalgamation. By the end of the Western Han, nearly all arable land had been cultivated and administered under the government registration. As the foundation, agriculture provided China with enough food to deal with its tremendous population growth. A lunisolar calendar also ritualized the daily life of this agrarian society. History, ethnic diversity and cultural traditions formed the fountainhead of contemporary China’s reforms and openness. (Talk will be in Chinese)

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Talks of Fall Semester

 

Dates Room Presenter Affiliation
4 October 2017 LIPSIUS 001 Jeroen de Kloet University of Amsterdam
18 October 2017 VRIESH2 – 004 Christopher Rea The University of British Columbia
25 October 2017 LIPSIUS 001 Ching-Ling Wang Rijksmuseum
15 November 2017 WIJKPL4 – 005 Daniel Stumm Leiden University
7 December 2017 EYCKH2 – 005 James Benn McMaster University
13 December 2017 REUVENS 201a Rongdao Lai University of Southern California
7 February 2018 LIPSIUS 235 Jonathan Silk Leiden University
28 February 2018 LIPSIUS 235 Maghiel van Crevel Leiden University
21 March 2018 LIPSIUS 235 Carolien Rieffe/Monica Klasing Chen Leiden University
11 April 2018 LIPSIUS 235 Carolien Rieffe/Monica Klasing Chen Leiden University
2 May 2018 LIPSIUS 235 Lin Fan Leiden University
23 May 2018 LIPSIUS 235 tbd tbd

 

 

 

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