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Events & Opportunities

Environmental and Urban Studies (EUS) hosts and sponsors many events, including open houses, conferences, workshops, canoe trips, and various club meetings. Check out the calendar below for more information (or sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page).

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Michele Dominy
Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies
Director of Environmental and Urban Studies

Bard College
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
Email: mdominy@bard.edu
Phone: 845-758-7870

Environmental and Urban Studies Program and Anthropology Program and Asian Studies Program present

God Mountains and Fengshui Forests: Sacred/Secular Dialectics and the Fate of Rural Tibetan and Han Communities in China’s Ecological Civilization

Christopher Coggins
Professor of Geography & Asian Studies
Simon's Rock College

Thursday, October 19, 2017

[God Mountains and Fengshui Forests: Sacred/Secular Dialectics and the Fate of Rural Tibetan and Han Communities in China’s Ecological Civilization]
Animism and vitalism have captured the imagination of post-structural theorists, ontologically-inclined ethnographers, and several cultural geographers. This presentation draws on works by scholars who have explored the divide, or dialectic, between sacred and secular space (Lefebvre, Foucault, Viveiros de Castro, and others) to explore the contemporary political ecology of Tibetan sacred mountains (gzhi bdag) and Han sacred forests (fengshuilin) as China strives to build a post-industrial Ecological Civilization (Shengtai Wenming).

For more information, call 845-758-7870, or e-mail mdominy@bard.edu.

Time: 4:40 pm

Location: Campus Center, Weis Cinema