Matriarchy in Mosuo Minority Culture in China: Sexuality & Identity in Times of Change

Dr. Min Ji, Thu, Mar 27, 2014, Helm Library 100

  • 2.30-3.30: Chinese tea & snacks
  • 4-5: Dr. Ji’s lecture
  • 5-6: Reception and Q&A

mosuo, china

The Chinese Major and Minor Program in the Department of Modern Languages cordially invites you to attend this Fulbright Scholar Lecture. Our guest speaker, Dr. Min Ji, will give a talk on Mosuo Minority Culture in China. Mosuo is a small ethnic group living around Lugu Lake, close to Tibet and Himalayas. This minority group follows matriarchal traditions and has a unique marriage pattern significantly different from any other ethnic groups in Chinese society.

Dr Ji’s lecture sheds light on the current situation of women in the general Chinese and American societies through the lens of Mosuo people’s life. This lecture presents a distinctive, if not provocative, perspective on Chinese women’s sexual life, social identity and community responsibilities.

Dr. Ji is a Fulbright Scholar in Residence at Northern Virginia Community College during the 2013-2014 academic year. Her home institution in China is Sichuan Normal University, China. This event is sponsored by the Kentucky Fulbright Association, Department of Modern Languages, WKU Confucius Institute, Gender and Women’s Studies Program, and the Potter College of Arts & Letters. (Source: Dr. Ke Peng)

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