The Utility of Oral Histories: The case of China

In a discussion for graduate students, Professor Pickowicz asks the questions, “What can be learned from oral histories that cannot be learned from other sources? What is unique about oral histories?” Pickowicz will show clips of several oral histories he filmed in China in the 1980s and 1990s and talk about both the pleasure and pain associated with the filming of oral histories.

Monday, May 9, 12 – 3 PM, HSSB 4041