Mark Bender presented a plenary talk in the  "Processes of Memory: Towards a New Understanding" conference at Bodoland University, Assam, Northeast India

June 14, 2021

Mark Bender presented a plenary talk in the  "Processes of Memory: Towards a New Understanding" conference at Bodoland University, Assam, Northeast India

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DEALL Prof. Mark Bender presented a plenary talk in the  "Processes of Memory: Towards a New Understanding" conference at Bodoland University, Assam, Northeast India, June 9th, 2021. Entitled “The Making of Heritage Monuments: 'Classic' Ethnic Minority Epics in China" the talk concerned how epic poems collected in southwest China since the 1950s have become "monuments" to ethnic minority cultures that are undergoing rapid modernization in the age of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the "China Dream." Bender was invited to participate virtually in the conference by Dr. Zothani Khiangte a folklorist and literary scholar in the Department of English, Bodoland University. This is the latest interaction between Bender and scholars in Northeast India, which borders China, Bangladesh, and Myanmar.