The Relationship between Official Dress and Political Institutions in Medieval China

Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Time: 3:30 PM
Tokioka Room, Moore Hall, Room 319

Presented by Ye Wei
Department of History, Peking University

In medieval China there was a sophisticated system to categorize and stratify officials through their attire. Detailed regulations prescribed the dress of different types and ranks of officials. How do changes in official attire illustrate other kinds of political developments?
Ye Wei is co-author of Textual Studies on Newly Unearthed Epitaphs fro Wei-Jin and Northern and Southern Dynasties (2005).

Yunnan and Its Cultural Diversity

Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Place: Tokioka Room (Moore 319)

Presented by Liu Jiayun

For centuries, Yunnan’s relative isolation shielded its cultural diversity. Recently, however, the province has become more accessible to the outside world. In what way has a blooming tourist industry complicated life for Yunnan’s minority communities?

The 2008 Beijing Olympics: A Roundtable Discussion

Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Place: Tokioka Room (Moore 319)

Announcing the next presentation in our CCS China Research Seminars Spring 2008 series; everyone is cordially invited.

Tuesday, April 22, 3:30 p.m.
Tokioka Room (Moore 319)

Seio Nakajima, UHM Sociology; Qinghong Wang, Doctoral Candidate, UHM Political Science; and Shana Brown, UHM History

“The 2008 Beijing Olympics: A Roundtable Discussion”

Bringing together perspectives on Chinese media and society, politics, and the history of the capital city, this panel will discuss the significance and likely impact of the 2008 Olympics in China.