The Library is pleased to organise the following public talk by Prof. Grace S. Fong of McGill University. All are welcome to join! Writing and Local Identity: Literary Women of the Pearl River Delta of Guangdong in the 18th and 19th Centuries
Prof. Grace Fong
Professor of Chinese Literature, Department of East Asian Studies, McGill University
Visiting Professor, School of Chinese, The University of Hong Kong
Abstract of the talk
On the southern margins of the Qing empire, Guangdong has been seen as an evolving site of regional culture, education, and commerce, particularly in the Pearl River Delta counties surrounding the provincial capital Guangzhou in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. While anthropologists have uncovered a...