Oct 29

11/5 Dr. Roderick Wilson

Shibaura with two shipping channel poles - 1856 copy

Edomae and the Changing Environmental Relations of a Fishing Community in Edo-Tokyo, 1600-1900

Speaker: Dr. Roderick Wilson (Professor of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Discussant: Sophia Sherry (PhD Student, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Chicago)

Date/Time: November 5, 4:15 to 6:00pm

Venue: John Hope Franklin Room (Social Science Research Building, 224)

Oct 15

10/22 C. Patterson Giersch

Yunnan’s Cosmopolitan Villagers: Merchants and Rural Reform in Early Twentieth- Century China

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Speaker: Dr. C. Patterson Giersch (Professor of History, Wellesley College, Wellesley)

Discussant: Alíz Horvath (PhD Student, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago)

Date/Time: October 22, 4:00 to 6:00pm

Venue: John Hope Franklin Room (Social Science Research Building, 224)

Sep 24

10/8 Laura Hostetler

Narrating Empire: Cartographic, Comparative, and Horticultural Perspectives

Asia, China, 1785

Asia, China, 1785

Speaker: Dr. Laura Hostetler (Professor of History, University of Illinois, Chicago)

Discussant: Dr. Kenneth Pomeranz (Professor of History, University of Chicago)

Date/Time: October 8, 4:00 to 6:00pm

Venue: John Hope Franklin Room (Social Science Research Building, 224)

Sep 07

EATRH Workshop Fall 2015 Schedule!

The East Asia: Transregional Histories Workshop is back for the 2015-6 academic year, and the schedule for the Fall Quarter is set!
Oil on canvas of the Foreign Factories, Canton, 1850–1855 - Sunqua

Oil on canvas of the Foreign Factories, Canton, 1850–1855 – Sunqua

October 8
Dr. Laura Hostetler, University of Illinois at Chicago/ Dr. Kenneth Pomeranz, Discussant
“Narrating Empire: Cartographic, Comparative, and Horticultural Perspectives.”
October 22
Dr. Pat Giersch, Wellesley College/ Alíz Horvath, Discussant
New research on the intersection of geography, ethnicity, and trade in early twentieth-century China. Title TBA.

November 5

Dr. Roderick Wilson, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign/ Sophia Sherry, Discussant
“Turbulent Stream: Reengineering Environmental Relations along the Rivers of Japan, 1750-2000.”
November 19
Dan Knorr, University of Chicago/ Evelyn Atkinson, Discussant
“Blessed Are the Peacemakers: American Presbyterians as Imperial and Local Actors in Jinan, China, 1881-91.”

December 3

Seong Kim, University of Chicago/ William Feeney, Discussant
Dissertation Chapter, title TBA.
May 30

6/4 Stacie Kent

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

Shanghai opium

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)