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USF Seminar (1.5 days): Women in Asian Imperial Courts (1600-1900) $10/2 days

P-l-e-a-s-e    do  NOT   respond "No" if you can't attend--it creates too much unnesscessary email on my end. If you RSVP "Yes"--pls indicate where you live in the comment box (for carpooling purposes--street parking is limited). Golden Gate Transit and Muni are also excellent ways to get there.  Thankx!, Morna

The Imperial Court in China, Japan, and Korea: Women, Servants, and the Emperor's Household (1600 to early 1900s). This symposium will provide a forum for the examination and comparison of the imperial courts and court life in China, Japan, and Korea through the lens of women, servants, and those who managed the households of the Emperor and Empress from the 1600s through early 1900s. Themes to be discussed include but are not limited to: women, servants, and household managers with a particular focus on aspects of court life, relations of power, issues of gender, cultural identity, art, medicine, and theatre.

Thursday, April 18, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., USF Main Campus, McLaren 252: Opening and Panel Sessions
Thursday, April 18, 5:15 p.m., USF Main Campus, Berman Room, Fromm Hall: Keynote Address
Friday, April 19, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., USF Main Campus, McLaren 252: Panel Sessions and Closing

Advanced registration and a $10 registration fee are required via credit card.
Registration Deadline: April 12, 2013.

Please read the accompanying information on the accompanying USF website. Everything you need to know will be covered there. I won't know more than you do.

I'll arrange a meeting site for all the RSVP members as the time gets closer. We may be able to coordinate car pools, and even a late lunch gathering.

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  • Morna

    My first academic presentation....not comprehensive enough for my interests. Worthwhile experience. Not sure I'd repeat it---very formal format.

    April 19, 2013

  • Kathryn

    I'm glad that I went. It was interesting and informative.
    At first it seemed to me that good topics were being weighed down by academic formality. But after awhile I stopped noticing the formalities and just enjoyed the talks and the discussions.
    If you are interested in the topic but missed it you might like to read The Empress and Mrs Conger or Imperial Masquerade by Grant Hayter-Menzies who was the keynote speaker.

    April 19, 2013

  • Kathryn

    I just registered. Today is the last day. I wasn't able to register on the USF site when I first found out about this event. This is a link to do it online:

    April 12, 2013

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