Schedule – Winter 2024

January 11, 4pm to 5:30pm | Dr. Nanny Kim**

School of Historical Studies Member at the Institute for Advanced Study

The Shiyang silver mines in southwest China, ? – 1855

Location: John Hope Franklin Room, SSRB, Zoom (hybrid event)

Discussant: Xiaoyu Gao, PhD candidate in History


January 25, 4pm to 5:30pm | Dr. Rachel Silberstein**

The Seventy-Two Kinds”: The Cloth Classic and the Jiangnan Cotton Finishing Sector

Location: Tea Room, SSRB

Discussant: Yin Cai, PhD candidate in History

Co-hosted with The Visual and Material Perspectives on East Asia Workshop (VMPEA)


January 26, 11:00am – 1:00pm | Stephanie Painter

Teaching fellow in the Social Sciences

Mock job talk

Location: GRAD HQ (3rd floor UChicago bookstore)


CANCELED: February 8, 4pm to 5:30pm | Zhao Fang

PhD student in History


Location: John Hope Franklin Room, SSRB


February 15, 4:00 to 5:30pm | You Wang

Harper-Schmidt Fellow, Society of Fellows and Collegiate Assistant Professor, Social Sciences Division

Mock job talk: Farmers United: Crafting Sustainable Water Governance in Rural China, 1653-1821

Location: John Hope Franklin Room, SSRB


February 22, 4pm to 5:30pm | Ruiling Xue

PhD student in History

Tracing the 19th century North China materia medica market in astragalus stories

Location: John Hope Franklin Room, SSRB


February 29, 4pm to 5:30pm | Yuan Tian

Teaching Fellow in Social Sciences


Location: CEAS 319, 1155 E 60th St


March 6, 4pm to 5:30pm | Niu Teo*

PhD candidate in History

There Will Be Pork: Promising pigs in 20th US and China

Location: John Hope Franklin Room, SSRB

*Co-hosted with the American History & Cultures Workshop (note the unusual date and time)


**This event is co-sponsored by the University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies with support from a Title VI National Resource Center Grant from the United States Department of Education.