Arranged Marriage, Talented Women, and the “Art” of Courtship in Qing China with Professor Weijing Lu

When:
May 16, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
2016-05-16T17:00:00-07:00
2016-05-16T18:30:00-07:00
Where:
HSSB 4020
Humanities and Social Sciences Building
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Xiaorong Li

Speaker:

Professor Weijing Lu
Department of History,
UC San Diego

Lu_flyerAbout the Talk:

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.