In accordance with Mount Holyoke's current response plan for COVID-19, this event has been canceled.
"Revolution of Her Own? The Life and Times of an Elite Woman in China's Twentieth Century", a lecture by Gail Hershatter, Distinguished Professor of History, University of California, Santa Cruz.
How did the new ideas about women that swept urban China in the early twentieth century play out in the everyday lives of educated women? This talk explores the life of one woman born in 1897--daughter and wife of reformers, mother of a revolutionary--and asks if, when, and how her encounter with the revolutionary process was gendered. It also examines the possibilities for reconstructing the lives of women, even elite women, who left few individual traces in the historical record.
Monday, March 23 at 4:30pm to 6:30pm