CCCI Lecture Series: Annetta Fotopoulos (Ph.D. Candidate, Asian Literature, Religion & Culture, Cornell University) - "Projecting Multiethnicity into the Past: The Latest Retelling of the Yue Fei Story"
October 19, 2015
Annetta Fotopoulos traces the many depictions of a Southern Song Dynasty military general named Yue Fei throughout Chinese history to comment on contemporary debates over his national hero status. She complicates modern day attempts to project multiethnicity into China’s past in order to portray Yue Fei as a Han Chinese patriot. This lecture is part of a chapter in her forthcoming dissertation "Sites as Media of Memory: A Cultural Memory Approach to Heritage Sites in Contemporary China."
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