Events

The Chinese Lingerie Dealers of Upper Egypt: Chinese Entrepreneurs in Egypt

Sun, Apr 9, 2017, 4:30 pm

*Co-sponsored with Global China Connection

After eleven years of living and reporting from China, Peter Hessler moved to Cairo, to study Egyptian Arabic and to report on the Arab Spring.  After living in the country for two years, he was surprised to encounter Chinese merchants working in remote parts of Upper Egypt.  Along a 300-mile stretch of the Nile River, dozens of these merchants had found success with a niche product:  women’s nightgowns and lingerie.  For a year and a half, through close observation, Hessler investigated how this market had developed, and how the Chinese interacted with local Egyptian residents.  Viewing Egypt through the eyes of these Chinese merchants gave him a new perspective on how Chinese expats view their new homes, and it also shed new light on Egyptian social traditions and gender relations.

 

Location: 
202 Jones
Speaker(s): 
Event category: 

Upcoming Events

"Farewell My Concubine" Chinese Opera Performance and Q & A

Tue, Sep 19, 2017, 7:00 pm
Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Competition of Soft Power between China and the U.S. In Asia: Evidences from Asian Barometer Survey

Textual Practices of Literary Training in Medieval China: Evidence from Dunhuang

Transpacific Aspiration toward Modern Domesticity in Japanese Colonial-era Korea

The Significance of Plowing in Early Chinese Texts

Wed, Nov 15, 2017, 4:30 pm
202 Jones

The Twelfth Annual F. W. Mote Memorial Lecture

Wed, Dec 6, 2017, 4:30 pm
202 Jones

Leprosy and Medical Knowledge Production in Japan from the 17th-20th Centuries

Noh Play Performance and Lecture

Thu, Mar 8, 2018, 4:30 pm
TBA

The Twelfth Annual Marius Jansen Memorial Lecture

Wed, Apr 25, 2018, 4:30 pm
202 Jones