Oct 22

October 28 (Mon): Charles Armstrong

In collaboration with the History Department and 57th Street Books, the workshop is pleased to co-sponsor a lecture cum book-signing event by Professor Charles Armstrong (History, Univ. of Columbia) for his newly released book:

 Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950-1992 (Cornell, June 2013).

Armstrong, Tyranny of the Weak, Cover

Click here to preview the book at Cornell University Press: http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100484410

Click here for the event notice at Sem Coop: http://www.semcoop.com/event/charles-armstrong-tyranny-weak-north-korea-and-world-1950-1992

Professor Charles Armstrong is the Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences, Department of History at the University of Columbia. He is also writing the Modern East Asia volume for the Wiley-Blackwell series Concise History of the Modern World, to be published in 2014. His next research project is concerned with trans-Pacific Cold War culture and U.S.-East Asian relations.

Date: October 28 (Mon), 2013

Time: 12 – 1pm

Venue: 57th Street Books (57th and Kimbark)

Oct 17

October 24 (Thursday): Beer Hall Caucus

Our workshop’s faculty sponsors Professors Susan Burns and Jacob Eyferth would like to convene a “caucus meeting” in the University Pub for all workshop paper presenters, and everyone who is planning to be a regular/occasional participant of our workshop.

This is a good chance to meet up with everyone else who’s working on East-Asia related histories. We’ll also take this opportunity to sound everyone out on some new ideas we have about running the workshop. Come have a drink, and let us hear you!

Date: Oct. 24, 2013 (Thu)

Time: 4pm

Venue: The University of Chicago Pub (Ida Noyes Hall basement).

Oct 02

October 10 (Thursday): Kenneth Pomeranz

East Asia in World History Roundtable Series (Part 1 of 3):

Histories in a Less National Age

American Historical Association Presidential Address, 2013 (draft)

Kenneth Pomeranz

University Professor of Modern Chinese History and in the College

world migraton 1500-1998

World Migration 1500-1998 (Pat O’Brien, Atlas of World History, 2006)


Roundtable Discussants:

Dipesh Chakrabarty  Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor

Paul Cheney  Associate Professor of European History

Date: October 10, 2013

Time: 4 – 6 pm

Venue: John Hope Franklin Room (Social Sciences 224)


Some highlights from the roundtable discussion:

Paul Cheney, ”It’s the principle of variation that counts, not the scales!” (quoted from Jacques Revel’s contribution to his edited volume Jeux d’échelles.)

Professor Chakrabarty commenting.

When Provincializing Europe meets the Great Divergence: many profound exchanges….

The audience, all ears!

Sep 29

Autumn Schedule 2013

All sessions run from 4 to 6pm, on Thursdays, in the John Hope Franklin Room (SS 224), unless otherwise stated.

October 10: East Asia in World History Roundtable Series (Part 1 of 3): Professor Kenneth Pomeranz, “Histories in a Less National Age”, AHA Presidential Address, 2013 (draft) Discussants: Professors Dipesh Chakrabarty and Paul Cheney

October 24: Beer Hall Caucus, convened by faculty sponsors Professors Susan Burns and Jacob Eyferth. 4pm – 6pm @ The University of Chicago Pub (Ida Noyes Hall basement). All paper presenters for the year, and PhD students working on East Asia-related history are strongly encouraged to join us!

November 7: Wei-ti Chen, PhD candidate (EALC), “Japanese Doctors Abroad: Imperial Japan and the Geo-Politics of Japanese Physicians’ Overseas Migration, 1868-1945″ Discussant: tba.

November 21: Seong Un Kim, PhD candidate (History), “Keeping Television Pure and Clear: the Social Background of the Discourse on “Vulgar” Television” Discussant: tba.

December 5: Li Chen, Asst. Professor (History, Univ. of Toronto), ”Precarity of Empire and Continued Legacy.” Discussant: Guo-Quan Seng (PhD candidate, History)

December 13 (Fri): (Joint-session with Visual and Material Perspectives on East Asia Workshop) Micah Auerback, Asst. Professor (UMich Ann Arbor, Asian Languages and Cultures), “Painting the Biography of the Buddha in Meiji Japan,” Venue: CWAC 153