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dc.contributor.authorHacker, Randi
dc.contributor.authorGreene, Megan
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-06T15:04:09Z
dc.date.available2014-06-06T15:04:09Z
dc.date.issued2009-01-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/13909
dc.descriptionThis is one of hundreds of 60-second radio spots created by the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) for Kansas Public Radio (KPR). The purpose of this outreach program is to introduce the people of Kansas to the culture and current issues of East Asia.
dc.description.abstractBroadcast Transcript: So you want to be a eunuch--and why not? In Imperial China, eunuchs were among the most powerful of the courtiers: It was the eunuch Zheng He, don't forget, who convinced the emperor to let him sail to Africa many centuries ago. What's more, eunuchs were the only men allowed in the women's quarters. Regrettably, career opportunities for professional eunuchs in this century are limited. But only if you are operating in real reality. Virtual reality is bringing the eunuch back. IBM and the Chinese government have launched a Forbidden City website where visitors can adopt a Qing dynasty avatar and wander around the imperial complex interacting with other visitors in real time. So go ahead and get your eunuch on! No surgery necessary... #ceas #china #greene #hacker
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherCenter for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPostcards from Asia;0142
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://audioboo.fm/boos/832537-0142-virtual-eunuchs
dc.subjectChina
dc.subjectEunuch
dc.subjectImperial China
dc.subjectZheng He
dc.subjectForbidden City
dc.titleVirtual Eunuchs
dc.typeRecording, oral
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