"Meat: A Cultural Biography (in South China)""Meat: A Cultural Biography (in South China)"http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/221462Chase Auditorium2013-03-05T16:30:002013-03-05T18:00:00
March 5, 4:30PM–6:00PM
he Department of Anthropology presents a talk by Dr. James L. Watson, Fairbanks Professor of Chinese Society, Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus, Harvard University.
Professor Watson is an ethnographer who has spent over 4 decades working in south China, primarily in villages (Guangdong, Jiangxi, and the Hong Kong region). He learned to speak country Cantonese in the Hong Kong New Territories during the late 1960s and has subsequently worked in many parts of the People’s Republic (using Mandarin). His research has focused on Chinese emigrants to London, ancestor worship and popular religion, family life and village organization, food systems, and the emergence of a post-socialist culture in the PRC. Prof. Watson also worked with graduate students in Harvard’s Department of Anthropology to investigate the impact of transnational food industries in East Asia, Europe, and Russia.
Tea at 4:15, talk at 4:30
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