CRASSH Impact Lecture and Conversation Series, Michaelmas Term 2017
Speakers: Michael Puett (Harvard), Julia Lovell (Birkbeck) and Hans van de Ven (Cambridge)
Michael Puett is the Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History and Anthropology, as well as the Chair of the Committee on the Study of Religion, at Harvard University. His interests are focused on the inter-relations between philosophy, anthropology, history, and religion, with the hope of bringing the study of China into larger historical and comparative frameworks. His books include To Become a God: Cosmology, Sacrifice, and Self-Divinization in Early China and The Path: A New Way to Think About Everything (co-authored with Christine Gross-Lo).
Julia Lovell is a Reader in Modern Chinese History and Literature at Birkbeck, University of London. Her research has so far focused principally on the relationship between culture (specifically, literature, architecture, historiography and sport) and modern Chinese nation-building. Her books include The Great Wall: China Against the World 1000 BC – AD 2000 and The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China (winner of the 2012 Jan Michalski Prize for Literature).
Hans van de Ven is Professor of Modern Chinese History at the University of Cambridge. His books include China at War: Triumph and Tragedy in the Emergence of the New China, 1937 – 1945 and Breaking with the Past: The Maritime Customs Service and the Global Origins of Modernity in China.
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