Lahu Girls' Expectations: An Anthropological Documentation Film

When: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: St. Mary’s Hall : Language House Multipurpose Room
Event Type(s): Forum

This is a documentary film about a five-year anthropological case study of Lahu girls from a minority community in southwestern China. It records the school life of 45 Lahu girls who came from the Lahu community along the Lancang/Mekong River bordering the Sino-Burmese border. Taking advantage of a school education, these girls tried to enter a 21st century globalized industrial society from a matriarchic society. Would they succeed? How should state school education handle the relationship between the state's agenda and ethnic nationalism in a multilingual society? Dr. Teng examines these issues in the 45-minute documentary which will be followed by a discussion.

Website: http://sllc.umd.edu/chinese/events

For more information, contact:
Minglang Zhou
+1 301 405 4025




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