Events May 2017

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May
2017

Eunuchs from the Ming Dynasty to Qing's Ethno-Dynastic Order, 1500–1800

Jennifer W. Jay
This paper will examine the presence and representation of eunuchs from 1500 to 1800. It will argue that the process of sinicization does not adequately explain the practice of employing eunuchs in the Qing court. The diminished roles and functions of Qing eunuchs are better explained by the Manchu Altaic system, which shared residual tribal traditions with other conquest dynasties—the Khitan Liao, the Jurchan Jin, and the Mongol Yuan. In particular, the paper will re-examine the place of eunuchs in the Qing ethno-dynastic order on the basis of their representation in two paintings in the University of Alberta’s Mactaggart Art Collection—Kangxi’s Southern Inspection Tour Scroll 7 and Qianlong’s Southern Inspection Tour Scroll 2.
31
May
2017

Careful What You Wish For: Salafi Islamisation and the Shifting Structures of the Malaysian State

Assoc Professor Lily Zubaidah Rahim, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney

ANU Malaysia Institute Seminar

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