Dr. Leihua Weng will introduce the women exhibited in Captive Beauties. She will provide context for the activities the women in the paintings are engaged in, particularly with the knowledge of the social and cultural norms of the lives of women and gender practices in Late Imperial China. This talk also discusses how some gender practices were reformed or abolished at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries in China. Dr. Weng is Chinese Endowed Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Literature at Kalamazoo College. She completed her Ph.D. in comparative literature. She is interested in various topics on tradition(s), including their formation, transmission, and transformation.
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