East Asia: Transregional Histories – Winter Schedule

We’re back!  Here is our schedule for the Winter 2016 Quarter…we hope you can join us!

January 15 – Dr. Federico Marcon, Professor of Japanese History at Princeton University.
“Money Talks: Monetary Disputes in Early Eighteenth-Century Japan”
*This will be a joint session with the Visual and Material Perspectives on East Asia Workshop

January 28 – Paride Stortini, PhD Student in the Department of Divinity at the University of Chicago.
“East and West of the Tsukiji Honganji”
Discussant: Jun Hee Lee.

February 11 – Jun Hee Lee, PhD Student in the Department of History at the University of Chicago.
“Music for the Youth: American Folk Music’s Impact on 1960s Utagoe”
Discussant: Paride Stortini.

February 25 – Lester Zhuquing Hu, PhD Student in the Department of Music at the University of Chicago.
“Hybrid voices: Western music theory at the service of a Chinese emperor”
Discussant: TBA

March 10 – TBA

11/19 Dan Knorr – Joint Session w/ Human Rights Workshop

Placing the American State in the Interior of China: The Jinan Missionary Case, 1881-1891

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Speaker: Dan Knorr (PhD Student, Department of History, University of Chicago)

Discussant: Evelyn Atkinson (PhD Student, Department of History, University of Chicago)

Date/Time: November 19, 4:15 to 6:00pm

Venue: John Hope Franklin Room (Social Science Research Building, 224)

Paper: Knorr Placing the American State

11/5 Dr. Roderick Wilson

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Edomae and the Changing Environmental Relations of a Fishing Community in Edo-Tokyo, 1600-1900

Speaker: Dr. Roderick Wilson (Professor of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Discussant: Sophia Sherry (PhD Student, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Chicago)

Date/Time: November 5, 4:15 to 6:00pm

Venue: John Hope Franklin Room (Social Science Research Building, 224)

10/22 C. Patterson Giersch

Yunnan’s Cosmopolitan Villagers: Merchants and Rural Reform in Early Twentieth- Century China

Speaker: Dr. C. Patterson Giersch (Professor of History, Wellesley College, Wellesley)

Discussant: Alíz Horvath (PhD Student, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago)

Date/Time: October 22, 4:00 to 6:00pm

Venue: John Hope Franklin Room (Social Science Research Building, 224)

10/8 Laura Hostetler

Narrating Empire: Cartographic, Comparative, and Horticultural Perspectives

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Speaker: Dr. Laura Hostetler (Professor of History, University of Illinois, Chicago)

Discussant: Dr. Kenneth Pomeranz (Professor of History, University of Chicago)

Date/Time: October 8, 4:00 to 6:00pm

Venue: John Hope Franklin Room (Social Science Research Building, 224)

EATRH Workshop Fall 2015 Schedule!

The East Asia: Transregional Histories Workshop is back for the 2015-6 academic year, and the schedule for the Fall Quarter is set!
Oil on canvas of the Foreign Factories, Canton, 1850–1855 – Sunqua
October 8
Dr. Laura Hostetler, University of Illinois at Chicago/ Dr. Kenneth Pomeranz, Discussant
“Narrating Empire: Cartographic, Comparative, and Horticultural Perspectives.”
October 22
Dr. Pat Giersch, Wellesley College/ Alíz Horvath, Discussant
New research on the intersection of geography, ethnicity, and trade in early twentieth-century China. Title TBA.

November 5

Dr. Roderick Wilson, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign/ Sophia Sherry, Discussant
“Turbulent Stream: Reengineering Environmental Relations along the Rivers of Japan, 1750-2000.”
November 19
Dan Knorr, University of Chicago/ Evelyn Atkinson, Discussant
“Blessed Are the Peacemakers: American Presbyterians as Imperial and Local Actors in Jinan, China, 1881-91.”

December 3

Seong Kim, University of Chicago/ William Feeney, Discussant
Dissertation Chapter, title TBA.

5/21 Pushing the Boundaries of East Asia

Pushing the Boundaries of East Asia: A Symposium for Master’s Theses-in-Progress

May 21, 4:30-8:30 pm
Social Sciences 224 (John Hope Franklin Room)

4:30-5:40 – Panel 1 – Transnational Linguistic and Spatial Practices

Rebekah Fabrizio (MAPH) – “The Epidemiology of ‘Get’ in Southeast Asia”

Paul Chu (MAPSS) – “Diversity in Unity: Investigating Social Difference and the Frame of Place within the Chicago Chinatown Neighborhood”

5:40-6 – Dinner

6:10-7:20 – Panel 2 – Nationalizing Pedagogy and Religion

Ding Siyuan (MAPSS) – “Learning to Argue Like a Modern Buddhist: The Problem of Mixin in the Invention of Modern Buddhism in China (1927-1937)”

Zeng Nanxi (CIR) – “Friend or Foe?: Constructing Japan’s Image in China’s Official Historical Narrative after 1949”

7:20-8:30 – Panel 3 – Imperial Masculinities

Juan Fernandez (MAPSS) – “Splendid Brown Bodies: Indigenous Masculinity and the Subjects of American Empire in Dean Worcester’s Philippine Photographs”

Erin Newton (PhD Student, History) – “Broken Fighting Spirit: Masculinity in Soldiers’ Psychiatric Sickbed Diaries during the Asia-Pacific War, 1937-1945”