Professor Angela Zito

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, FAS

Synopsis of Research in Shanghai (September 7 - November 15):

Linked to Confucianism in the revolutionary upheavals of the first half of the 20th century and abandoned, roundly critiqued and further disestablished during the socialist period, filiality or xiaoxun, is now suffering a revival at the government’s initiative that is precarious and not uncontested. Professor Zito is collecting and analyzing various material cultural expressions of this revival, including images, texts, TV watching, and film. They represent the current aspects of a book project that will combine essays on filiality in the 18th century and these present-day revivals. Professor Zito will be collecting further instances of the popular propaganda (and discussions) on family values and filiality. She will also participate in the MODO Workshop at the Institute for Anthropology at ECNU, headed by Professor Huang Jianbo. 




Last Name
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, FAS
Fellows Type
GRI Fellowship
GRI Fellows semester
Fall 2015