Brown bags full of a variety of grains and spices

Medicine, Culture, and Modern China

Monday, February 27, 2017
4:00 pm
Heritage Room, Shriver Center

Judith Farquhar is a cultural and medical anthropologist whose research focuses on traditional medicine and everyday life in China. She is the author of Appetites: Food and Sex in Postsocialist China (Duke, 2012) and Knowing Practice: The Clinical Encounter of Chinese Medicine (Westview, 1996) and co-editor of Ten Thousand Things: Nurturing Life in Contemporary Beijing (MIT, 2012). She has contributed a number of writings on critical theory to such collections as Beyond the Body Proper: Reading the Anthropology of Material Life (Duke, 2007), which she co-edited. Farquhar is faculty director of the University of Chicago Center in Beijing.

Reception to follow.

Judith Farquhar
Judith Farquhar
Max Palevsky Professor of Anthropology Emerita and of Social Sciences, University of Chicago