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Workshop on Soil and Society in Shaanxi

 

Co-organisers: Centre for China Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

                      Center for Environment and Socio-Economic Development in Northwest China, Shaanxi Normal University

 

Date: 15-19 September 2016

 

This workshop focused primarily on the history of land use patterns, environmental change, and the legacy of soil conservation measures implemented in the Loess Plateau region during the latter part of the twentieth century. Our group members were invited by Shaanxi Normal University's Center for Environment and Socio-Economic Development in Northwest China to participate in the workshop and in field research. After the workshop, the research group travelled to Baishui County and Chengcheng County where we carried out fieldwork in rural villages.

 

Please refer to the itinerary for more details of the workshop.


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Workshop on Ethnicity, Local Society and Religious Life from an Historical Anthropological Perspective

 

Co-organisers: Centre for China Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

                      Jishou University

 

Date: 17-21 June 2016

 

This workshop focused on modern religious life among both Han and non-Han peoples in local societies. It was held at Jishou University (吉首大學) in Western Hunan, the site of Paul KATZ’s research project. During the workshop our group members together with distinguished scholars of Jishou University presented their respective research findings, and conducted two days of fieldwork and interviews with ritual specialist in the area.

 

Please refer to the itinerary for more details of the workshop.


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Workshop on Historical Anthropological perspective on the Production, Pastoralism and History in Hulunbuir

 

Co-organisers: Centre for China Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

                      Hulunbuir University

 

Date: 3-7 June 2016

 

A workshop was held at the Hulunbuir University in Hailar, with our group members and scholars of Hulunbuir University. Over the following days, the group members visited local museums, historical districts of the city of Manzhouli, a large scale farm, the Weinahe oboo and attended the Amban oboo ritual conducted by the Barga Mongols in Hailar.

 

Please refer to the itinerary for more details of the workshop.


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Workshop on Research Methodology for the Historical Anthropology of Researching Twentieth Century China

 

Co-organisers: Centre for China Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

                      CUHK-SYSU, Centre for Historical Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

Date: 7 April 2016

  

This workshop was a forum for discussion and reflection on various research methodologies used for collecting, analyzing, and conceptualizing the diverse topics each of group members is bringing to the project. Presentation and discussion considered various challenges that face historians and anthropologists engaging in cross disciplinary research and in integrating analysis and narratives formulated with information obtained from fieldwork and documents found in archives, libraries and other places.

 

Please refer to the poster and schedule for more details of the workshop.


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Twentieth Century China through Historical Anthropology Workshop

 

Co-organisers: Centre for China Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

                      CUHK-SYSU, Centre for Historical Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

                      University of Oxford

                      Center for South China Business History, Guangdong University of Finance and Economics

 

Date: 19-20 September 2015

This opening workshop of the project involved discussion of new research projects planned by our group members. The next day we travelled to Guangzhou at the invitation of Guangdong University of Finance & Economics and spent a day visiting the historical districts of Guangzhou guided by HUANG Sujuan and CHING May-bo.

 

Please refer to the booklet for more details of the workshop.

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