"Witchcraft, Court Politics, and Religious Mentality in Early China", Dr.Mu-Chou Poo

 History     Jan 27 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM HG 1002

Witchcraft, Court Politics, and Religious Mentality in Early China

Dr. Mu-chou Poo
Research Professor of History, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Monday, January 27, 2020
HG 1002

Dr. Mu-Chou Poo discusses the use of witchcraft in court politics and palace intrigues in early and medieval China, from the Han to the Tang Dynasties. He 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).  Please join us to learn more.

Co-Sponsored by the Department of History, Department of East Asian Studies, and Center for Asian Studies.