Asian Studies Scholar to Lecture at Bates

A distinguished scholar of Asian studies will discuss “Qing Origins of Ethnic Nationalism in Contemporary China” at Bates College on March 14 at 4:10 p.m. in the Skelton Lounge of Chase Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Evelyn Sakakida Rawski, president of the Association of Asian Studies, has served as a professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh since completing her doctorate at Harvard University. Rawski earned a B.A. from Cornell University.

An expert in late imperial and early modern Chinese history, she is the author of several books including “Agricultural Change and the Peasant Economy of South China,” “Chinese Society in the Eighteenth Century” and “Education and Literacy in Ch’ing China” as well as the editor of “Death Ritual in Late Imperial and Modern China.”

Rawski has published numerous journal articles including “A Profile of the Manchu language in Ch’ing history” (Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, 1993) and “Research Themes in Ming-Qing Socioeconomic History – the state of the field” (The Journal of Asian Studies, 1991).

The recipient of awards from the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Social Science Research Council, Rawski has been a Guggenheim fellow and a resident scholar of the Woodrow Wilson Institute. She is the author of the forthcoming book, “Harmony and Counterpoint: Ritual Music in Chinese Context.”

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