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Historical & Cultural Introduction of Yunnan Province - Setting the Stage for Sustainable Housing &

Live Date: April 17, 2014
Presenters: Beth E. Notar
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In May 2014, the AIA Housing Knowledge Community is sponsoring a program in Yunnan Province, China to explore the opportunities and challenges to sustainable housing and community design and development.  Anthropologist Beth Notar will be presenting the historical and cultural context for the program in Yunnan.  Chair of the Anthropology Department at Trinity College in Hartford, CT and author of Displacing Desire: Travel and Popular Culture in China (2006), Notar has done considerable research in Yunnan Province and will provide a captivating introduction to this ethnically, culturally, and biologically diverse southwestern corner of China.  

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