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Witchcraft, Court Politics, and Religious Mentality in Early China by Professor Mu-chou Poo

Please join UCI Center for Asian Studies in a discussion by Dr. Mu-Chou Poo, discussing the use of witchcraft in court politics and palace intrigues in early and medieval China from the Han to the Tang dynasties. 

January 27, 2020 12:00pm

Dr. Mu-Chou Poo pays particular attention to the social, religious, and medical environment that encouraged a belief in witchcraft and the distinct roles of "wugu" (using poisonous vermin with the help of a wu-shaman) and "zhuzu" (casting curses). Co-sponsored by the UCI Departments of History, Classics, and East Asian Studies and the Center for Asian Studies. 


July 2, 2020 - 4:00pm

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a webinar with David Zweig to look at how tensions between the United States and China have impacted scientific collaboration and research.  

July 16, 2020 - 4:00pm

Bob Davis and Lingling Wei, authors of Superpower Showdown, will help us understand the ramp up of US-China economic tensions and the far-reaching consequences of the stand-off.