The University of Pittsburgh ASC, the China Council, the History Department and the Department of Religious Studies, and the Modern Languages Department of Carnegie-Mellon University, present
Dr. Vincent Goossaert
"Justice and taxation in late Daoist China"
This presentation will introduce the network of large urban temples run by elite Daoists in late Qing times (19th century) and the way they tried to maintain state-like functions notably administrating justice (though the gods) and collecting taxes (for the gods). It will also sketch the transformations of this 'second level of government' since the early twentieth century.
Monday, March 30