The Ricci Institute of the University of San Francisco’s Center for the Pacific Rim is pleased to announce the call for papers for “Gender, Culture, and Power: Chinese and Western Women Interact in Late Imperial and Early Modern China,” a one day seminar to be held at the University of San Francisco on April 5, 2006. The Ricci Institute welcomes proposals for individual papers from faculty, independent scholars, and Ph.D. candidates from the disciplines of history, women’s studies, art history, and literature. The seminar will be an interdisciplinary examination of the interaction between Chinese women and Western women in China during the Qing and Republican periods, highlighting issues of gender, culture, and power. The aim of the seminar is to provide a forum for the examination of themes concerning the interaction between Chinese women and Western women in China such as: social and cultural roles, social reform, education, cultural exchange, encounters with Christianity, relations of power, gender roles, and issues of race. Please submit a 250 word (maximum) abstract by Nov. 14, 2005 to be considered.
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