TALK CANCELED: Re-thinking Female Infanticide in Nineteenth Century China

Michelle King, TALK CANCELED


Female infanticide has long stood as an emblematic marker of cultural difference in Western notions about China. It remains an outsized metonym for Chinese gender discrimination, along with a range of other traditional practices perceived as anti-female. Where do these impressions come from, historically? What is the basis for these assertions? This talk proposes new ways of approaching female infanticide as a historical subject, based on a combination of nineteenth century Chinese, French and English sources.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 | 4:15 pm — 5:30 pm
Talk Canceled

Center for East Asian Studies