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EXHIBIT: Rural China on the Eve of Revolution
EXHIBIT: Rural China on the Eve of Revolution
WhenThursday, Jun 1 – Friday, Jul 14, 2017
Campus locationAllen Library (ALB)
Campus roomAllen Library North lobby
Event typesExhibits
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Original notes, photographs, maps and other materials from G. William Skinner's 1949 trip to southwest China.

Skinner, a Cornell University graduate student, went to southwest China to conduct field research on rural social structure. He settled near the market town of Gaodianzi, Sichuan, and lived there for two and a half months, until the newly arrived Communists asked him to leave.
During his time in Sichuan, Skinner kept detailed field notes and took scores of photos of rural life and unfolding events.

Related event:
June 1, 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Petersen Room of Allen Library at the University of Washington.
Celebration of the publication of Rural China on the Eve of Revolution: Sichuan Fieldnotes, 1949-1950 by G. William Skinner and edited by University of Washington professors Stevan Harrell and William Lavely.
Free and open to the public.

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