May 30

6/5 Guo-Quan Seng

Of Daughters and Widows: Kapitan Legal-Ritual Brokerage and Creole Chinese Patrilineal Inheritance in 19th Century Colonial Java

Peranakan Chinese family, circa 1890

Peranakan Chinese family, circa 1890

Speaker: Guo-Quan Seng (PhD Candidate, History)

Discussant: Eric Alan Jones (Assistant Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies & Associate Professor, History, Northern Illinois University)

Date/Time: June 5, 2014 (Thu), 4-6pm

Venue: John Hope Franklin Room (SS224)

May 18

Covell Meyskens

Guerilla Urbanism: Panzhihua and the Alternate Socialist Form Of Late Maoist Urbanity

Time and Date: May 22 (Thursday), 4-6pm

Venue: Cobb 112

Speaker: Covell Meyskens, Ph.D. Candidate, History, University of Chicago

Discussant: Andy Bruno, Assistant Professor, History, Northern Illinois University

May 03

David Ambaras

Runaway Woman, Pirate Queen: Life on the Margins of the Japanese Empire

Time and Date: 4-6pm on 5/8 (Thursday)

Venue: Social Sciences Research (SSR) 224

Speaker: David Ambaras (Associate Professor, History, North Carolina State University)

Discussants: Johanna Ransmeier (Assistant Professor, History, U Chicago) and Tadashi Ishikawa (PhD Candidate, East Asian Languages and Civilizations)

Apr 21

4/29 (Tue): Christopher Bayly

Twentieth Century World History – A roundtable discussion

East Asia in World History Roundtable Series, Part 3 of 3

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Capital, competition, and cooperation in another era: Chinese and African laborers at the construction site of the TAZARA railway, linking Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to central Zambia. (1970s)

Speaker: Christopher Bayly (The Indian Ministry of Culture Vivekananda Visiting Professor)

Discussants: Covell Meyskens (PhD Candidate), Michael Geyer (Samuel N. Harper Professor of German and European History), Bruce Cumings (Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor in History and the College)

Date/Time: April 29th (Tue), 4-6pm

Venue: John Hope Franklin Room (SSRB, 224)

Apr 03

4/10: Robert Hellyer

 The West, the East, and the insular middle: trading systems, demand, and labour in the integration of the Pacic, 1750–1875

A Chinese junk in Nagasaki (circa 1640s)

 

Time/Date: 3.30-5.30pm, April 10 (Thursday)

[*Please note that we're meeting half an hour earlier than usual]

Venue: John Hope Franklin Room (SSR 224)

Speaker: Robert Hellyer (Associate Professor of History, Wake Forest College)

Discussant: Julia Adeney Thomas (Assoc. Prof, History, Notre Dame)

Mar 31

Spring 2014 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 10, *3.30-5.30pm, Robert Hellyer (Assoc. Prof. Wake Forest Colllege), The West, the East, and the Insular Middle: Trading Systems, Demand, and Labor in the Integration of the Pacific, 1750-1875; Discussant: Julia Thomas.

April 29, *Tue, 4-6pm, Christopher A. Bayly (Vivekananda Visiting Professor), Introduction to World History in the Twentieth Century; Discussants: Covell Meyskens, Michael Geyer, Bruce Cumings [East Asia in World History Roundtable Series, Part 3 of 3].

May 8, David Ambaras (Assoc. Prof., N. Carolina State), Runaway Woman/Pirate Queen: Life on the Margins of the Japanese Empire; Discussants: Tadashi Ishikawa, Johanna Ransmeier.

May 22, *Cobb 112, Covell Meyskens (PhD Candidate), Guerilla Urbanism: Panzhihua and the Alternate Socialist Form Of Late Maoist Urbanity; Discussant: Andy Bruno (Asst. Prof., N. Illinois University)

June 5, Guo-Quan Seng (PhD Candidate), The Peranakan Chinese Bilateral Kinship System and The Rule of Property in Nineteenth Century Dutch Colonial Java

June 12, Johanna Ransmeier (Asst. Prof.), Title TBA     —-  (Rescheduled for Fall 2014).

 

Mar 10

March 18: Peter Perdue

East Asia in World History Roundtable Series (Part 2 of 3)

Comparative Empires and Environmental History after the Transnational Turn

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The Great Dust Cloud 2009

Time/Date: 4-6pm, March 18 (Tuesday)

Venue: John Hope Franklin Room (SSR 224)

Speaker: Peter Perdue (Professor of History, Yale University)

Discussants: Kenneth Pomeranz (University Professor of History), Dan Knorr (PhD student, History), Oliver Cussen (PhD student, History)

Mar 05

March 13: Shelly Chan

The Case for Diaspora: A Temporal Approach to Chinese Communities in Global Context

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Shelly Chan, Assistant Professor, History, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Discussants: Saul Thomas (Ph.D. Candidate History/Anthropology) and Guo-Quan Seng (Ph.D. Candidate History)

Time/Date: 4-6pm,  March 13 (Thursday)

Venue: John Hope Franklin Room (SSR 224)

 

 

Feb 22

Tadashi Ishikawa

Tadashi Ishikawa (Ph.D. Candidate, East Asian Languages and Civilizations)

Title: “Can Adopted Daughters Be Free Aside from Their Household? Anti-Human Trafficking Discourses and the Law in Colonial Taiwan, 1919-1936″

Discussant: Wei-ti Chen (Ph.D. Candidate, East Asian Languages and Civilizations)

Time and Venue: 4-6 pm on 2/27 (Thursday) and SSR 224

The image of the Taihoku District Court in 1915 (Special Collections & College Archives, Skillman Library, Lafayette College, Paul Barclay)

The image of the Taihoku District Court in 1915 (Special Collections & College Archives, Skillman Library, Lafayette College, Paul Barclay)

 

Jan 08

Winter 2014 Schedule

All sessions except 1/21 session will be held at 4-6 pm in the JHF Room (SSRB, 224)
1/16 (Thursday): Jake Werner, Ph.D. Candidate, History, Title: “Leveling the City: The Remaking of Urban Space in Shanghai, 1934-1958″ (Mock Job Talk, No Paper)

1/21 (Tuesday): Noriko Yamaguchi, Ph.D. Candidate, History, Title: “Reforming Kitchen, Reforming Life: Conflicted Democratization of Rural Everyday Life in Post-WWII Japan” (Mock Job Talk, No Paper)
, Venue and Time: Judd 313 and 1-3pm

1/30 (Thursday), Limin Teh, Ph.D. Candidate, History
Title: “Destruction or Development? Explaining the Paradoxes of Japanese
Imperialism in Northeast China,” (No Paper).
Time and Venue: 4-6 pm at the JHF room (Social Sciences Research 224)

2/13 (Thursday), Fabio Lanza, Associate Professor, History, University of Arizona, Title: “Facing Thermidor: Global Maoism at its Ends”
Time and Venue: 4-6pm at Judd 313

2/27 (Thursday): Tadashi Ishikawa, Ph.D. Candidate, EALC, Title: “Can Adopted Daughters Be Free Aside from Their Household? Anti-Human Trafficking Discourses and the Law in Colonial Taiwan, 1919-1936,” Discussant: TBA

3/13 (Thursday): Shelly Chan, Assistant Professor, History, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Title: When Diaspora Meets Homeland: Lim Boon Keng’s Clash with Lu Xun, 1926-27,” Discussant: TBA

3/18 (Tuesday): East Asia in World History Roundtable Series, Part 2 of 3, Peter Perdue, Professor, History, Yale University, Title: “Comparative Empires and Environmental History,” Discussant: TBA