China Humanities Seminar

The China Humanities Seminar (CHS) is a long-standing lecture series on topics in Chinese art, history, literature, thought, and religion, with a primary focus on the premodern period. It is sponsored in 2020-21 by the Mahindra Humanities Center and the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.

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Spring Schedule


February 23rd, 2021

4:00 p.m. EST
''The Politics of Li Yu's Xianqing ouji (Casual Expressions)''
Tina Lu
Yale University

March 9th, 2021

4:00 p.m. EST
''Troubled Hearts and Worried Minds: Knowing the
Subjects of the 'Airs of the States'''
Paula Varsano
UC Berkeley

April 13th, 2021

4:00 p.m. EST
''Unearthing Wu Daozi: Landscape Murals in Empress Zhenshun's Tomb (738 CE)''
Wu Hung
University of Chicago


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