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Civility, Taiwanese Civility, and the Taiwanese Civility Reconstructed by Mainlanders

Wednesday, May 6 4:10 – 5:30pm Andrews Conference Room 2203 SS&H This talk traces the complicated relationships between Western civility, Taiwanese civility, and the image of Taiwanese civility popular in mainland China. It shows how the mainland vision, which takes preservation of traditional Chinese culture as a defining feature of Taiwanese civility, is contested and resisted by opinion leaders and ordinary people in Taiwan.
When May 06, 2015
from 04:10 PM to 05:30 PM
Where Andrews Conference Room (2203 SS&H)
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Contact Phone 530-752-3046
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Yunxiang Yan, professor of anthropology and director of the Center for Chinese Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. He earned his B.A. in Chinese Literature from Peking University in 1982 and Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from Harvard University in 1993.  He is the author of The Flow of Gifts: Reciprocity and Social Networks in a Chinese Village (Stanford University Press, 1996), Private Life under Socialism: Love, Intimacy, and Family Change in a Chinese Village, 1949-1999 (Stanford University Press, 2003), and The Individualization of Chinese Society (Berg publishers, 2009).  His research interests include family and kinship, social change, the individual and individualization, and the impact of cultural globalization.  Among other projects, he is currently writing a book on individualization and moral changes in post-Mao China. 

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