The Modern China Lecture Series and the History Club at CSU San Bernardino
invite World Affairs Council to an important talk on Chinese history
The Dark World in the Founding of the Ming Dynasty
with Dr. Sarah Schneewind from UC San Diego
Friday, February 2, 2018
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Pfau Library 4th Floor, PL4005
CSU San Bernardino, 5500 University Pkwy., San BernardinoProgram is free. Parking is $6 at the kiosk at the entry to campus.
The Ming dynasty was founded in 1368 and called “Bright.” The emperor was
called “The Son of Heaven," meaning that as long as he governed rightly he would
enjoy the support of Heaven and Earth high and benevolent gods who were the parents of all the people. But the Ming dynasty also relied on some very dark spiritual forces, as this talk will show.
Sarah Schneewind holds degrees from Cornell University, Yale University, and Columbia University. She has published two books on the relations books on the relations between state and society during the Ming era (1368-1644): Community
Schools and the State /n Ming China, which studies change over time in the local
implementation of one central policy, and A Tale of Two Melons, which traces the way the first Ming emperor, his advisors, and others wrote about one lucky
omen, and what it meant at the local level.
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