Autumn 2021 Schedule

October 14th | Gabriel Groz

PhD Student in History, The University of Chicago

Title: “‘All Under Heaven a Commonwealth’: The Fengjian Theory of the State in Ming China”

Discussant: Xiangning Li, PhD Student in History, The University of Chicago

(Location: CEAS Room 319, 4:00 – 5:30 pm CT)

October 21st | Zhengyuan Lin

MA Candidate, MAPH, The University of Chicago

Title: “Sheng Xuanhuai’s dingyou and the private-public boundary in the 1900s China: the political, intellectual, and technological changes in late imperial China”

Discussant: Xiaoyu Gao, PhD Student in History, The University of Chicago

(Zoom, 4:00 – 5:30 pm CT)

October 28th | Heangjin Park

PhD in Anthropology & Teaching Fellow in the Department of Anthropology and the College, The University of Chicago

Title: “Reimagining ‘Korea’: The Topography of ‘Korea’ in Korean Kimchi, Korean-Chinese, and Qingdao Koreatowns”

Discussant: Robert Burgos, PhD Candidate in History, The University of Chicago

(Location: TBA, 4:00 – 5:30 pm CT)

November 4th | Yujie Li

PhD Candidate in History, The University of Chicago

Title: “Earthwork Methods on Huai River: Engineering the Waterscape and the Rise of a New Labor Regime”

Discussant: Xiangli Ding, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Rhode Island School of Design

(Zoom, 3:00 – 4:30 pm CT)

November 18th | Carl Kubler

PhD Candidate in History, The University of Chicago

Title: “Dealing with Barbarians: Negotiating and Contextualizing Conflict between East and West”

Discussant: Yuan Tian, PhD Candidate in History, The University of Chicago

(Zoom, 4:00 – 5:30 pm CT)

December 2nd | Yang Zhang 

Assistant Professor, School of International Service, American University

Title: “The Politics of Bureaucratic Development and Devolution in Imperial China, 900s-1800s”

Discussant: TBA

(Location: TBA, 4:00 – 5:30 pm CT)

 

If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jiakai Sheng (jiakaisheng@uchicago.edu) and/or Xiaoyu Gao (xiaoyugao@uchicago.edu) .

Spring 2021 Schedule

Spring ’21 Schedule:

April 1st Matthew Lowenstein, PhD Candidate in History, UChicago

Title: “Chinese Rotating Savings and Credit Associations (ROSCAs) in Historical Perspective”

April 8th Stephanie Painter, PhD Candidate in History, UChicago

Title: “Trouble in the Marriage Bed: Licit Sex, Virginity, and Expectations of Marital Intimacy Among Newlyweds and Married Youth”

April 22nd Xavier Ante, PhD Candidate in History, UChicago

Title: “The Qingshui River Documents and the Persistence of the Miao Forest Frontier in the Qing”

April 29th Jiakai Sheng, PhD Candidate in History, UChicago

Title: “Extra-Settlement Road Negotiations of 1930s’ Shanghai: the Chinese, Westerners, and Japanese”

May 6th (3:30 PM to 5:00 PM CT) Professor Takashi Miura, University of Arizona

Title: TBA

May 13th Professor Kenneth Pomeranz, UChicago

Presenting an excerpt from Why is China So Big?

May 20th Marshall Kramer, PhD Candidate in Anthropology, UChicago

Title: “Medicine Men, Militias and Money: The Rise of Trade-Debt Capitalism on the Southern Silk Road”

[cancelled]

May 27th (7:00 PM to 8:30 PM CT) Tian Yuan, PhD Candidate in History, UChicago

Title: “Debating Chinese Cruelty: Legal Orientalism, Summary Execution, and Extraterritoriality”

June 3rd Spencer Stewart, PhD Candidate in History, UChicago

Title: TBA