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Living Inside the Great Mansions: Exploring Women’s Stories of 18th Century China

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 1 – 2pm

Living Inside the Great Mansions: Exploring Women’s Stories of 18th Century China

An ‘in-conversation’ event with Dr. Isabella Jackson, School of Histories and Humanities, and Miss Xun Liu, Trinity Centre for Asian Studies, as part of the Women’s Stories series, a collaboration between NearFM Community Radio and the Trinity Long Room Hub.

This talk will look at women’s lives in 18th century China, based on the Chinese classical novel, The Dream of the Red Chambers. This event will focus mainly on women’s lives inside the great mansion dating back to 18th century China, including both the aristocratic class and the servants in the household. Through both literature and historical records, the speakers will introduce women’s social role, education, marriage and moral issues.

Dr. Isabella Jackson and Miss Xun Liu will offer dynamic perspectives on women’s lives in 18th century China to the audience and share their knowledge of history and literature. 

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This talk will be broadcast on Tuesday, February 18th at 3.30pm on Near FM. You can listen to Near FM online www.nearfm.ie/livestream or on 90.3FM.

Professor Isabella Jackson is based in the School of Histories and Humanities. Her research explores the modern history of China and the global and regional networks that shaped the treaty ports. She is the author of two books: Shaping Modern Shanghai: Colonialism in China's Global City (2017) and Treaty Ports in Modern China: Law, Land and Power (2016). Professor Jackson is also the Principal Investigator on an Irish Research Council Laureate Grant, CHINACHILD: Slave-girls and the Discovery of Female Childhood in Twentieth-century China.

Xun Liu is a Ph.D candidate based in Trinity Centre of Asian Studies, her research looks at conceptual metaphor analysis on Chinese classical literature of eighteenth century, which leads further to a political discourse analysis on how censorship shapes metaphorical uses in eighteenth century Chinese literature.

About Women’s Stories

In this new radio series Women’s Stories, the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute in collaboration with Near FM Community Radio will illuminate a diverse range of stories on women’s place in society.

Women’s place in society, both historically and in the 21st century has seen so much change, for good and bad. Through this new series of talks, we will explore topics as diverse as the story of Giulia Farnese, an Italian born mistress to Pope Alexander VI, to widows in early 17th century Ireland and right through to present day stories from the frontline of Irish women in music technology. These topics will be brought to life by guest speakers, actors, writers and researchers from Trinity’s Arts and Humanities. The talks, which will take place in the Trinity Long Room Hub in Autumn 2019 and Spring 2020, are free to attend and will be recorded for broadcast on Near FM.

The Women’s Stories radio series is produced by Trinity Long Room Hub and Near FM with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland through the television licence fee.

You can listen to Near FM online www.nearfm.ie/livestream or on 90.3FM.

Click here to find out more about this series.

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Centre
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Identities in Transformation
Event Type: Lectures and Seminars, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free (but registration is essential)
Contact Name: Trinity Long Room Hub
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