Modern China’s age of irreverence

Program Start Date: Oct 10 2016

Location: East Asia Library, Room 2M

Christopher Rea Associate Professor of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia Monday October 10, 2016 12:00pm East Asia Library, Room 2M China’s entry in modernity was not just traumatic, but uproarious. As the Qing last dynasty fell, prominent writers compiled jokes to form collections called “histories of laughter.” In the first years of