On September 26, Dr. Min Ji, NOVA’s Fulbright Scholar in Residence (SIR) in the Division of Languages and Literature at Annandale, offered an interesting presentation to NOVA faculty and staff. Her topic was the culture and folklore of the Mosuo minority people of Sichuan Province, The Peoples’ Republic of China. Her presentation was titled, “Beauty and Harmony: an Echo from Mosuo Folklore,” and in it she outlined the matriarchal system of the Mosuo people, who are one of 55 minority groups officially recognized by the Chinese government. She also provided an overview of their unique concepts of love and marriage.
This event was well attended and concluded with Ji singing two Mosuo folk songs. Ji is the first Fulbright Scholar in Residence awarded independently to NOVA, and it is a privilege to have her. In the coming months, Ji will be presenting lectures on a variety of topics across the college.