May 30

6/4 Stacie Kent

Bonding and Branding: The Body of Opium and Taxation Technologies in the Late Qing

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Speaker: Stacie Kent (PhD Candidate, History)

Discussant: Evan Randall (PhD Student, History)

Date/Time: June 4, 4-6 pm

Venue: John Hope Franklin Room (Social Sciences 224)

May 16

5/21 Pushing the Boundaries of East Asia

Pushing the Boundaries of East Asia: A Symposium for Master’s Theses-in-Progress

May 21, 4:30-8:30 pm
Social Sciences 224 (John Hope Franklin Room)

4:30-5:40 – Panel 1 – Transnational Linguistic and Spatial Practices

Rebekah Fabrizio (MAPH) – “The Epidemiology of ‘Get’ in Southeast Asia”

Paul Chu (MAPSS) – “Diversity in Unity: Investigating Social Difference and the Frame of Place within the Chicago Chinatown Neighborhood”

5:40-6 – Dinner

6:10-7:20 – Panel 2 – Nationalizing Pedagogy and Religion

Ding Siyuan (MAPSS) – “Learning to Argue Like a Modern Buddhist: The Problem of Mixin in the Invention of Modern Buddhism in China (1927-1937)”

Zeng Nanxi (CIR) – “Friend or Foe?: Constructing Japan’s Image in China’s Official Historical Narrative after 1949″

7:20-8:30 – Panel 3 – Imperial Masculinities

Juan Fernandez (MAPSS) – “Splendid Brown Bodies: Indigenous Masculinity and the Subjects of American Empire in Dean Worcester’s Philippine Photographs”

Erin Newton (PhD Student, History) – “Broken Fighting Spirit: Masculinity in Soldiers’ Psychiatric Sickbed Diaries during the Asia-Pacific War, 1937-1945″

May 02

5/7 Kyle Gardner

Incongruent Frontiers: British Attempts to Define the Indo-Turko-Sino-Tibeto-Kashmiri Borderland in Ladakh, 1846-1907

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Speaker: Kyle Gardner (PhD Candidate, History)

Discussant: Daniel Webb (PhD Candidate, History)

Date/Time: May 7, 4-6 pm

Venue: John Hope Franklin Room (Social Sciences 224)

Apr 17

4/23 Aniko Varga

A Nation of Sorts: Korean Nationalism Revisited

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Speaker: Aniko Varga (PhD Candidate, History)

Discussant: Seong Un Kim (PhD Candidate, History)

Date/Time: April 23, 4-6 pm

Venue: John Hope Franklin Room (Social Sciences 224)

Apr 04

4/9 Anne Walthall

Antiquity and Anachronism: Spear Fighting in Mid-Nineteenth Century Japan

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Speaker: Anne Walthall (Professor Emerita, University of California, Irvine)

Discussants: Susan Burns (Professor, History) and Jessa Dahl (PhD Student, History)

Date/Time: April 9, 4-6 pm

Venue: John Hope Franklin Room (Social Sciences 224)

Apr 04

Spring 2015 Schedule

All sessions, unless otherwise stated (*), will be held on Thursdays at 4-6 pm in the John Hope Franklin Room (Social Sciences Research Building, 224).

April 2, *4:30-6 pm, *1155 E. 60th St., Room 319, Roundtable Discussion on Publishing in Academic Journals: “So You’ve Got a Paper. Now What?” with Jennifer Munger (Managing Editor, The Journal of Asian Studies) and Stacie Kent (Managing Editor, Critical Historical Review).

April 9, Anne Walthall (Professor Emerita, University of California, Irvine); “Antiquity and Anachronism: Spear Fighting in Mid-Nineteenth Century Japan”; Discussants: Susan Burns (Professor, History) and Jessa Dahl (PhD Student, History)

April 23, Aniko Varga (PhD Candidate, History); “A Nation of Sorts: Korean Nationalism Revisited”; Discussant: Seong Un Kim (PhD Candidate, History)

April 30, *4:30-6 pm, Uemura Takashi

May 7, Kyle Gardner (PhD Candidate, History); “Incongruent Frontiers: British Attempts to Define the Indo-Turko-Sino-Tibeto-Kashmiri Borderland in Ladakh, 1846-1907″; Discussant: Daniel Webb (PhD Candidate, History)

May 14, *4:30-6 pm, *1155 E. 60th St., Room 319 (Center for East Asian Studies), Ander Permanyer-Ugartemendia (Postdoctoral Fellow, Universitat Pompeu Fabra); “Opium after the Manila Galleon: The Spanish Involvement in the Opium Economy in East Asia (1815-1830)”

May 21, *4:30-8:30 pm, Pushing the Boundaries of East Asia: A Symposium for Master’s Theses-In-Progress; full schedule to follow, includes a catered reception

June 4, *4:30-6 pm, Stacie Kent (PhD Candidate, History); “Bonding and Branding: The Body of Opium and Taxation Technologies in the Late Qing”; Discussant: Evan Randall (PhD Student, History)

Mar 10

3/17 Zhao Ma

War Remembered, Revolution Forgotten: Envisioning the North Korean Ally in Chinese Documentary Films

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Speaker: Zhao MA (Assistant Professor, Washington University in St. Louis)

Discussants: Saul Thomas (PhD Candidate, History/Anthropology) and Ling ZHANG (PhD Candidate, Cinema and Media Studies)

Date/Time: March 17, 4-6 pm

Venue: Gallery X, Smart Museum of Art (for guidelines for entering the museum, please see http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/visit/#guidelines)

Mar 07

3/12 Taeju Kim (and Town Hall)

Anti-Nuclear Logic in Postwar Japan: Developing Southeast Asia and Integrating the Frontier

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Speaker: Taeju Kim (PhD Candidate, History)

Discussant: Covell Meyskens (PhD Candidate, History)

Date/Time: March 12, 4-6 pm

Venue: John Hope Franklin Room (Social Sciences 224)

The first 15-20 minutes of this session will be dedicated to a Town Hall meeting to discuss workshop affairs and start making plans for next year.