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BARD IN CHINA TO HOST LECTURE ON ETHNIC CLASSIFICATION IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY CHINA ON THURSDAY, APRIL 14

Darren O'Sullivan
845-758-7649
osulliva@bard.edu
04-14-2005
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.— On Thursday, April 14, Bard in China will host a lecture by Thomas Shawn Mullaney, a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University. Mullaney’s lecture, "Coming to Terms with the Nation: Toward a History of Ethnic Classification in Twentieth-Century China," will explore the process by which hundreds of ethnic groups were reduced after the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The discussion takes place at 7:30 p.m. in room 115 of the Olin Language Center. The talk is presented by Bard in China with support from the Freeman Undergraduate Asian Studies Initiative. When the People’s Republic of China was founded, the vast nation contained hundreds of ethnic groups. This number was reduced to 55 by an ethnographic taxonomy process. Mullaney’s talk explores this process, particularly in Yunnan, China's southwestern mountain area. Mullaney is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at Columbia University. He has published several articles and produced numerous conference papers on the subject of ethnic classification in China, among other topics. He has received a Social Science Research Council International Pre-Dissertation Fellowship, Blakemore Foundation Fellowship for Advanced Asian Language Studies, Japan Foundation Summer Language Grant, Weatherhead Foundation Fellowship, and Foreign Language Area Studies Grant. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Johns Hopkins University. For more information about the lecture, please call 845-758-7388 or e-mail gould@bard.edu. # # # (4.01.05)

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