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
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”
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
June 10th PARTY!!! (Save the date…more details to come 🙂
Hope you are all having a good first week of winter quarter. We will have our first meeting next Thursday, Jan 21 at 3:30 PM CST. We will be discussing Jessa Dahl’s dissertation chapter entitled, “Kuwa Tsu Sui (whatever that may mean)”: Kwassui Jo Gakkō Mission School and the Education of Japanese Women in the Foreign Settlement”. Jessa Dahl is a PhD Candidate in History.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The rest of the quarter lineup is as follows, though we are still waiting to hear back from one invitee. Please note the deviations from our regular meeting time.
February 18 @ 7PM CST
Establishing the National Wuhan University
February 25 @ 4PM CST
Sandra Park, Eilin Rafael Pérez, and Zoya Sameen, PhD Candidates in History
Transnational Asia & the Global South: A Syllabus Workshop
March 12 @ 1:30PM CST
Andrew Liu, Assistant Professor of History at Villanova University
Niuniu and Stephanie