Yale Club of Wisconsin - Annual Dinner

Yale Club of Wisconsin - Annual Dinner
Thu, 05/02/2013 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

The Yale Club of Wisconsin
Annual Dinner Meeting
Thursday, May 2, 2013

Helen Siu
Professor of Anthropology

"Cultures and Markets: Asian connections through the centuries"  

5:30 p.m. – Cocktails
6:30 p.m. – Dinner and Lecture

University Club of Milwaukee
924 E. Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202

For more information, please contact the Yale Club of Wisconsin president, Alan Purintun at 414-221-0081.

Helen F. Siu, PhD Stanford, is a professor of anthropology, and former Chair of the Council on East Asian Studies.  Her teaching interests are political and historical anthropology, urban and global culture change.  Since the 1970s, she has conducted fieldwork in South China, exploring the nature of the socialist state, the refashioning of identities through rituals, festivals, and commerce. Lately, she explores the rural-urban divide in China, cross-border dynamics in Hong Kong, historical and contemporary Asian connections.  

She served on the University Grants Committee (1992-2001) and the Research Grant’s Council (1996-2001) in Hong Kong, for which she received the Bronze Bauhinia Star.  In the U.S. she has served on the Committee for Advanced Study in China and the National Screening Committee for Fulbright awards in the U.S.  In 2001, she established the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong and has served as honorary director (www.hku.hk/ihss).