Chinese Kinship and Labor Deployment

Hill Gates, Stanford University


Free and open to the public.

This three-quarter-long seminar series is a John E. Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Cultures funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The series examines factors contributing to, and implications of, the male-biased population sex ratio in contemporary China, contemporary India, and late imperial China. The significance of this topic is difficult to over-estimate. There are an estimated 60-100 million “missing” girls and women in Asia, and the Chinese government expects 50 million “surplus” men by 2050. Sex-selective abortions, which contribute significantly to this bias, are widely used in China, India, and even parts of the US with large Asian immigrant communities, including Santa Clara County, California.

Hill Gates (Stanford University)
“Dancing to Dialectics: Mode of Production Logics in Shanxi and Anhui Merchant Lineages”


Friday, February 11, 2011 | 10:00 am — 11:50 am
Building 200 - Room 307, Main Quad

Stanford Humanities Center
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation