Winter 2022 Schedule

Thursday, January 20 | Xiaoyu Gao

PhD Student in History, The University of Chicago

Title: “The Monetary Shadow of High Qing: Copper Cash Counterfeiting during the Qianlong Reign (1736-1796)”

Discussant: Gabriel Groz, PhD Student in History, The University of Chicago

(Zoom, 4:00 – 5:30 pm CT)

Thursday, February 3 | 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

(Zoom, 4:00 – 5:30 pm CT)

Thursday, February 10 | Yuan Julian Chen

Postdoctoral Associate, Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University

Title: “Kaifeng’s Seafood Consumption and the Song Dynasty Fishing Revolution”

Discussant: TBA

(Zoom, 4:00 – 5:30 pm CT)

Wednesday, February 23 | Yuan Tian

PhD Candidate in History, The University of Chicago

Title: “Dependence and Distrust: Foreign Firms and Commerical Disputes in Treaty Port Chongqing”

Discussant: Carl Kubler, PhD Candidate in History, The University of Chicago

(Zoom, 5:30 – 7:00 pm CT)

Friday March 4 | Judd C. Kinzley

Associate Professor of Modern Chinese History, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Title: “Wartime Dollars and the Crowning of China’s Hog Bristle King: The Dubious Legacies of American Aid, 1938-1949”

Discussant: Jacob Eyferth, Associate Professor in Chinese History in East Asian Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago

(CEAS Room 319, 4:00 – 6:00 pm CT)

Thursday, March 10 | Xiangning Li

PhD Student in History, The University of Chicago

Title: “‘Broken Shoe (poxie),’ Female Communists, and Socialist Sexuality in the Mao era, 1949-1976”

Discussant: Stephanie Painter, PhD Candidate in History, The University of Chicago

(CEAS Room 319, 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)

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

(Zoom, 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: “Intrepid Petitioners: Sino-Western Debt and Recompense at the Grassroots and Beyond”

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

(Zoom, 5:30 – 7:00 pm CT)

(Rescheduled to the Winter Quarter) 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) .