Spring 2022 Schedule

Thursday, April 14 | Aimee Pizarchik

PhD Student in History, The University of Chicago

“Mending Order in Southwest China: The Transformation of Local Rule and Mobile Defense Groups”

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

(SSRB 224, 4:00 – 5:30 pm CT)

Thursday, April 21 | Stephanie Painter

PhD Candidate in History, The University of Chicago

“What She Had: Work, Property, and the Imperative of Autonomy in the Lives of Eighteenth Century Chinese Women”

Discussant: Ruochen Cao, MA Student in East Asian Studies, UCLA

(Zoom, 4:00 – 5:30 pm CT)

Monday, May 2 | Yasser Nasser

PhD Candidate in History, The University of Chicago

“Making Friends and Making ‘Asia’: The Fragilities of Sino-Indian Friendship”

Discussant: Niu Teo, PhD Candidate in History, The University of Chicago

(Zoom, 6:00 – 7:30 pm CT)

Thursday, May 12 | Victor Seow

Assistant Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University

“The Charcoal-powered Automobile in Transwar China”

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

(SSRB 224, 4:00 – 6:00 pm CT)

*Co-event with the Environmental Studies Workshop

Thursday, May 19 | Joshua Fogel

Professor & Canada Research Chair, Department of History, York University

“Internacia Lingvo: The Esperanto Movement in China and Japan, 1905-1932”

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

(Zoom, 4:00 – 6:00 pm CT)

*Co-sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies

Wednesday, June 1 | Covell Meyskens

Assistant Professor, National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School

“Building China’s Infrastructure State: From World War II to the Belt and Road Initiative”

Discussant: Yujie Li, PhD Candidate in History, The University of Chicago

(SSRB 224, 4:00 – 5:30 pm CT)

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