First Fridays Lunch Talk Series

Short monthly talks by faculty in the department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Janet Gyatso - April 3, 2015

Prof. Gyatso discusses her recently published book Being Human in a Buddhist World: An Intellectual History of Medicine in Early Modern Tibet.

Michael Szonyi - September 5, 2014

Professor Szonyi discusses temple worship practice in southeast China.

Michael Puett - November 8, 2013

Professor Puett discusses the importance of academic collaboration.

David Wang - September 6, 2013

Prof. David Der-Wei Wang discusses the subject of his forthcoming book The Lyrical in Epic Time: Chinese Intellectuals Through the 1949 Crisis.

Michael Szonyi - April 5, 2013

How to dodge the draft and make it as a pirate in Ming China: Institutions and everyday politics on China's southeast coast.

Mark Elliott - March 1, 2013

Reinventing the Manchus: an Imperial People in Post-Imperial China

Xiaofei Tian - October 5, 2012

Professor Xiaofei Tian discusses her current research on the three kingdoms period in China.