Smash and Spit! Cultural Destruction at Urban Sites in Early Modern China

Smash and Spit! Cultural Destruction at Urban Sites in Early Modern China

Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/20/2014
4:30 pm

Location
PSU Urban Center, 2nd Floor Gallery
506 SW Mill St. --Portland

PSU’s Insitute for Asian Studies “Faculty Focus” Series, presents Dr. Desmond Cheung, PSU Professor of Chinese History, for a free, public lecture about the smashing of statues at two famous sites in the city of Hangzhou during the Ming Dynasty period (1368-1644): the Shrine to Yue Fei and the Buddhist sculptures at Lingyin Monastery’s Feilaifeng. Dr.Cheung will discuss the political and religious motives and meanings behind these acts of cultural violence and how such acts constitute a participation in akind of public history.

Read more about PSU Professor, Dr. Desmond Cheung at http://www.pdx.edu/history/bio-cheung

For more info, contact:
The Institute for Asian Studies
WEB: www.pdx.edu/asian-studies
Email: [email protected]
Tel. 503-725-8576

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