Daoist Classics and Ritual Lecture Series

Ritual and Religion in Chinese History and Anthropology

2024-03-01 10:302024-03-01 12:00Asia/Hong_KongRitual and Religion in Chinese History and Anthropology

Daoist Classics and Ritual Lecture Series
Ritual and Religion in Chinese History and Anthropology

Michael Puett (Harvard University)
Date/Time: March 1, 2024, 10:3 0am – 12:00 pm (HKT)
Venue: Room 201, May Hall, The University of Hong Kong or via Zoom
Language: English

    2024-03-01 10:302024-03-01 12:00Asia/Hong_KongRitual and Religion in Chinese History and Anthropology

    Daoist Classics and Ritual Lecture Series
    Ritual and Religion in Chinese History and Anthropology

    Michael Puett (Harvard University)
    Date/Time: March 1, 2024, 10:3 0am – 12:00 pm (HKT)
    Venue: Room 201, May Hall, The University of Hong Kong or via Zoom
    Language: English

      Overview

      Title:

      Ritual and Religion in Chinese History and Anthropology

      Speaker:

      Michael Puett (Harvard University)

      Date/Time:

      March 1, 2024, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm (HKT)

      Venue:

      Room 201, May Hall, The University of Hong Kong (Map), or Via Zoom

      Language:

      English

      Title:

      Ritual and Religion in Chinese History and Anthropology

      Speaker:

      Michael Puett (Harvard University)

      Date/Time:

      March 1, 2024, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm (HKT)

      Venue:

      Room 201, May Hall, The University of Hong Kong (Map), or Via Zoom

      Language:

      English

      Abstract

      An exploration of ritual practices in Chinese history and anthropology, as well as indigenous ritual theory concerning these practices, opens up a number of interesting comparative issues concerning religion, belief, and, of course, ritual itself.  This talk will discuss these themes and the larger implications these issues may have for our understandings.

      ABOUT THE SPEAKER

      Michael Puett is the Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History and Anthropology at Harvard University.  His interests are focused on the inter-relations between religion, philosophy, anthropology, and history, with the hope of bringing the study of China into larger historical and comparative frameworks.  He is the author of The Ambivalence of Creation: Debates Concerning Innovation and Artifice in Early China and To Become a God: Cosmology, Sacrifice, and Self-Divinization in Early China, as well as the co-author, with Adam Seligman, Robert Weller, and Bennett Simon, of Ritual and its Consequences: An Essay on the Limits of Sincerity.   

      ORGANIZERS

      ASIAR Research Cluster, HKIHSS, HKU; Common Core Office, HKU; Centre on Chinese Religions, Southwest Jiaotong University

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