Telling Stories about Modernity: Northeast Tibetan Comedies in China's Reform Era

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Tibetan Comedy Photo
October 8, 2014
3:30PM - 5:00PM
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CFS Archives, 218 Ohio Stadium, 1961 Tuttle Park Pl

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Add to Calendar 2014-10-08 15:30:00 2014-10-08 17:00:00 Telling Stories about Modernity: Northeast Tibetan Comedies in China's Reform Era The Mershon Research Network in Cultural Resilience and the Center for Folklore Studies present a conversation with Timothy Thurston, PhD Candidate in the Department of East Asian Languages and LiteraturesBack visiting from his longterm fieldwork in the A mdo region of Qinghai Province, Tim will give us a preview of his almost-finished dissertation on Tibetan-language crosstalk comedy. This genre emerged ca. 1980 and over the next thirty years became a primary arena for reflection on the region's modernization as well as for shaping a purist linguistic ideology. Tim is examining the sketches as a form of public intellectual work in an evolving project of cultural revitalization. He is also considering the life-cycle and ecology of popular genres, for this one seems now to have passed its heyday. Refreshments will be served as usual. Please RSVP to Cassie so we have an idea of numbers: patterson.493@osu.edu CFS Archives, 218 Ohio Stadium, 1961 Tuttle Park Pl Center for Folklore Studies patterson.493@osu.edu America/New_York public
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The Mershon Research Network in Cultural Resilience and the Center for Folklore Studies present a conversation with Timothy Thurston, PhD Candidate in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures

Back visiting from his longterm fieldwork in the A mdo region of Qinghai Province, Tim will give us a preview of his almost-finished dissertation on Tibetan-language crosstalk comedy. This genre emerged ca. 1980 and over the next thirty years became a primary arena for reflection on the region's modernization as well as for shaping a purist linguistic ideology. Tim is examining the sketches as a form of public intellectual work in an evolving project of cultural revitalization. He is also considering the life-cycle and ecology of popular genres, for this one seems now to have passed its heyday.
 
Refreshments will be served as usual. Please RSVP to Cassie so we have an idea of numbers: patterson.493@osu.edu