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”

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.”

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

May 28, *4:30-6 pm, *Venue TBA, Stacie Kent (PhD Candidate, History)

June 4, Mark Elliott (Professor, Harvard University)

June 11, *Venue TBA, Covell Meyskens (PhD Candidate, History); “The Paranoid Style of Late Maoist Industrial Strategy”

 

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.

Mar 02

3/5 Katherine Alexander

Preserving Grains, Written Paper, and Infants in the Shadow of the Taiping War

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Speaker: Katherine Alexander (PhD Candidate, EALC)

Discussant: Daniel Knorr (PhD Student, History)

Date/Time: March 5, 4-5:45 pm

Venue: 1155 E. 60th St. (Harris School Building), Room 319

Jan 20

1/29 Peter Thilly

The Offshore Opium Market in Fujian, 1833-1839

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Speaker: Peter Thilly (PhD Candidate, Northwestern University)

Discussant: Jessa Dahl (PhD Student, History)

Date/Time: January 29, 4-6 pm

Venue: John Hope Franklin Room (SS 224)

Jan 03

Winter 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).

January 8, *1155 E. 60th St., Room 319, Roundtable Discussion on Archives in East Asia

January 29, Peter Thilly (PhD Candidate, Northwestern University); “The Offshore Opium Market in Fujian, 1833-1839″; Discussant: Jessa Dahl (PhD Student, History)

Pierre-Étienne Will (Professor, Collège de France); Lecture Series: “Modern Engineering, Warlord Politics, and Philanthropies in a Chinese Periphery: Xi’an and its Hinterland, 1911-1937″ (Sponsored by the France Chicago Center)

February 12, John Hope Franklin Room, “Reviving a Two Thousand-Year Old Infrastructure: Modern Engineering and the Reconstruction of the Zheng Guo Irrigation System”; Discussants: Kenneth Pomeranz (Professor, History) and Diana Schwartz (PhD candidate, History)

February 17 (Tuesday), John Hope Franklin Room, “Delayed Modernization: Revolution and Warlordism in the Guanzhong Region, 1911-1930″; Discussant: Johanna Ransmeier (Professor, History)

February 19, *Social Sciences 401, “Philanthropies, Infrastructural Modernization and the Takeoff of the Guanzhong Region, 1930-1937″; Discussant: Jacob Eyferth (Professor, EALC)

March 5, Katherine Alexander (PhD Candidate, EALC); “Preserving Grains, Written Paper, and Infants in the Shadow of the Taiping War”; Discussant: Daniel Knorr (PhD Student, History)

March 12, Taeju Kim (PhD Candidate, History); “Anti-Nuclear Logic in Postwar Japan: Developing Others in the Frontier and Third World”; Discussant: Covell Meyskens (PhD Candidate, History)

March 17, *location TBA, Ma Zhao (Assistant Professor, Washington University in St. Louis); “War Remembered, Revolution Forgotten: (Re)Envisioning the North Korean Ally in Chinese Documentary Films, 1951-2013″; Discussants: Saul Thomas (PhD Candidate, Anthropology/History) and Ling Zhang (PhD Candidate, Cinema and Media Studies)

Nov 28

12/4 Guo-Quan Seng

Sinology’s Father and the Codification of the Chinese Woman’s Property Rights in Dutch Colonial Java

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

Discussant: Aliz Horvath (PhD Student, EALC)

Date/Time: December 4, 4-6 pm

Venue: John Hope Franklin Room (SS 224)

Nov 10

11/20 Johanna Ransmeier

From the Floodplain to the Capital

(The second chapter of a project tentatively titled “No Other Choice: Domestic Ties, Household Bondage, and the Trade in People in North China”)

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Speaker: Johanna Ransmeier (Assistant Professor, History)

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

Date/Time: November 20, 4-6 pm

Venue: John Hope Franklin Room (SS 224)