Ecological practices of daily life have taken on new urgency and approaches as consumer citizens increasingly voice awareness of environmental sustainability in China. This lecture will focus on "everyday ecologies"--personal engagement with social and material worlds to negotiate well-being.
Prof. Nancy Chen is Chair of the Anthropology Department and an affiliate of East Asian Studies and Feminist Studies at UC/Santa Cruz. Her research interests include Chinese biotechnology, food and medicine, and alternative healing practices. She is author or editor of six books, including China Urban.
Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and the UK Confucius Institute.
Recent A&S graduate, Austin Monnett, discusses his experience studying abroad in Shantou China.
For more information about education abroad experiences visit: as.uky.edu/education-abroad
My Map is Better than Yours: Competitive Cartography in China/Japan Territorial Dispute over Senkaku (Diaoyu) Islands in East China Sea
This event is sponsored by the Confucius Institute, Department of Geography, International Studies and Japan Study Program, and China Program in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Paul Karan of the Geography department will be instructing a course on China's geography in the Spring semester. It isn't just about maps, as Karan explains in this podcast, but rather the different ways many major elements of human life can connect in one field of study. Karan also details how and why this course can be beneficial to anyone, even those outside of the Geography major.