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Anthropologist Discusses 21st Century Silk Road Between China and Italy

Monday February 20, 2012
7:00 PM • AVAYA Auditorium ACE 2.302

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The Humanities Institute presents a talk by Lisa Rofel, professor of anthropology at UC-Santa Cruz, about the 21st century Silk Road between China and Italy. The talk is part of the Humanities Institute's annual Paul and Mary Ho Distinguished Lecture in China Studies.

The Humanities Institute received a generous gift to endow an annual public lecture in China Studies from University of Texas at Austin faculty members Paul Ho, who holds a Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering, and Mrs. Mary Ho, a Chinese language specialist and former lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies.  The lecture aims to extend and deepen understanding of and engagement with China in the university community and among the general public.

Rofel is the author of "Other Modernities: Gendered Yearnings in China after Socialism" (University of California Press, 1999) and "Desiring China: Experiments in Neoliberalism, Sexuality and Public Culture" (Duke University Press, 2007).