Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Next Department Colloquium November 7

The Department of Religious Studies
Brown Bag Lunch Colloquium Series
University of Pittsburgh


Donald S. Sutton
Professor of History & Anthropology, Carnegie Mellon University

Contesting Sacred Space
in China's Ethnic Borderlands:
Ritual and Myth at Huanglong, Northern Sichuan

Wednesday, November 7, 2007
12:00 Noon
2628 Cathedral of Learning
Coffee and cookies provided

Donald Sutton works at the juncture between history and anthropology and focuses much of his work on ritual
and folk religion, seen in a variety of contexts. He has published widely on religious and social change in 20th
century Taiwan and on late imperial social relations explored through religion; a collection of his work is
forthcoming in a book on ritual in Chinese societies. His current project on the “ethnic frontier” of China
explores the intersection between ethnicity, religious practice, tourism and environmentalism in West Hunan
and the Tibetan borderlands, at and near the Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area World Heritage Site.
Dr. Sutton’s most recent book is Empire at the Margins: Culture, Ethnicity and Frontier in Early Modern China (coedited
with Pamela K. Crossley and Helen F. Siu), 2006. A listing of his publications is located at

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