Professor Weijing Lu
Department of History,
UC San Diego
In the Qing (1644-1911), when the wedding ceremony brought together the groom and the bride, whose marriage was arranged, they understood they would spend the rest of their lives together. How did they interact with each other? What efforts did they make to create a good first impression? What means did they use to connect with one another? How did they manage to create a private space for themselves in the extended family? Guided by their own writings, we will explore the various ways in which literati wife and husband communicated and forged intimate relationships.
Co-Sponsored by Department of EALCS, East Asia Center, and Department of History.