Thoughts on the Book of Ritual Paraphernalia in the Qing Dynasty

yiyang gao 09 03 18

Speaker: Yiyang Gao

OCSS Fieldwork Seminar Series. 'Working Through the Archives: Thoughts on the Book of Ritual Paraphernalia in the Qing Dynasty.' 

Yiyang Gao, a first-year DPhil student in Oriental Studies here in Oxford, works on art and ritual in the Qing dynasty. Prior to her study at Oxford, she received a bachelor degree in History from Fudan University in China. Her research involves transmitted texts, illustrated manuscripts as well as sacrificial objects. In this workshop, Yiyang will share the experiences of archival research, provide useful tips, and discuss some initial thoughts on her ongoing project.

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About the Series:
OCSS is now entering its third annual Hilary graduate seminar series. This year's theme is Anecdotes and Experiences from Field and Archive, in the hope of shining a a spotlight on the process of conducting research in and on the Sinosphere. 

This year we have once again managed to put together an exciting lineup of graduate speakers from a range of different disciplines, who will share with us their experiences in fieldwork settings ranging from the Chinese energy innovation sector and refugee camps along the China-Myanmar border to the UN, museums and doing sociological research at banquets with entrepreneurs. The series should be particularly useful for those who plan to conduct their own fieldwork in future, but will also be of general interest since our speakers have a wealth of fascinating stories to tell! 

About OCSS: 
Oxford Chinese Studies Society (OCSS) connects students and researchers from differing departments and disciplines across the University who share an academic interest in the Chinese-speaking world.

Founded in 2015, our primary aim is to create an informal platform for members to meet and socialise, in order to foster the formation of academic collaborations. OCSS holds a variety of relaxed drop-in events, including weekly brunches, Chinese film screenings, and Spring Festival celebrations.

We encourage and provide funding for our members to organise events based on their own ideas. We have hosted several high-profile panels and speakers from the fields of academia, activism, and the arts over the course of the past year. We also run an annual Graduate Seminar weekly in Hilary term, which usually focuses on the practical aspects of conducting research in and on the Sinosphere. 

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