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Noon Lecture Series: U-M Center for Chinese Studies
Apr. 4, 11, & 18. Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Sandwiches, cookies, & coffee served. Apr. 4: U-M Chinese studies professor Gavin Healy discusses China’s strict management of foreign tourist photography in “Michelangelo Antonioni, Tourist Snapshots, and the Politics of the ‘Backward Scene’ in 1970s China.” Apr. 11: University of Toronto Chinese history professor Li Chen on “Papereality, Judicial Archives, and the Politics of Justice in Late Imperial China.” Apr. 18: Princeton University East Asian studies professor Paize Keulemans compares a 16th-century Chinese novel with a popular Japanese video-game series in “Early Modern Forms of Chinese Literary Play: Database, Interface, and Iconography in Shuihuzhuan/Suikoden.” Noon–1 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. For livestream, preregister at ii.umich.edu/lrccs. Free. 764–6308.