Zhan Mei: "Into the Woods—making things and worlds through 'wuxing'"
Departmental Seminar Series features Mei Zhan, Associate professor of anthropology at the University of California, Irvine.
The seminar is followed by informal gathering, at which refreshments are served. All are welcome!
Photo: University of California, Irvine
Professor Mei Zhan conducts research in the areas of medical anthropology, science and technology studies, globalization and transnationalism, and China studies. She has published numerous scholarly articles, and her book, Other-Worldly: Making Chinese Medicine through Transnational Frames, was published by Duke University Press in 2009. Professor Zhan conducted field research on the "worlding" of traditional Chinese medicine in Shanghai and the San Francisco Bay Area from 1995 to 2005. This multi-sited research focused on the processes of interaction, rupture, and displacement in the translocal formation of knowledges, identities, and communities.
Professor Zhan is currently working on an ethnographic project on China’s emergent knowledge economy, investigating the rise of a new "classical Chinese medicine" through medical entrepreneurship in cosmopolitan China. Further information: UCI Anthropology