Dr. Pitner’s Paper Presented at State Conference

November 14 2016
Category: Academics

Mark Pitner

Dr. Mark Pitner, Assistant Professor of History and Asian Studies, presented the paper titled, “Changing perceptions of disability in early imperial China” at the New York Conference of Asian Studies recently held at Utica College.

This presentation is a follow-up study to Pitner’s article, “Stuttered Speech and Moral Intent: Disability and Elite Identity Construction in Early Imperial China” that will appear in an upcoming issue of Journal of the American Oriental Society.  

Drawing on a range of excavated texts from Mawangdui and Zhangjiashan, this research examines how these new sources provide a number of insights that help to interpret the descriptions of disability scattered throughout the received sources and reveal new layers to our understanding of the conceptions of disability in early China.