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The Sinosphere Simplified

When Jan 31, 2018
from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where Rooms 8 & 9
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China Research Seminar given by Alan Macfarlane, Emeritus Professor of Anthropological Science, University of Cambridge 

Alan is a Cambridge anthropologist with an incredibly varied list of publications. He has written on English history and thought, the nature of modernity, and the history of tea. He has also produced ethnographies, including of the Gurung of Nepal. Alan hosts a superb website ( with all manner of fascinating anthropological and historical information, including thoughtful interviews with leading historians, social scientists, and anthropologists.

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