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