Modern East Asia: China

  • Founded
    1957
  • Seminar Number
    443

This seminar is concerned with the politics, society, culture, and international relations of China from the early nineteenth century to the present. Its broader purpose is to explore the evolution of Chinese civilization over the past century of revolution and rapid social change. Papers—work in progress—are circulated to members and associates in advance of each meeting. Authors are asked to give a brief oral introduction, after which a discussant comments. The entire remainder of each session is comprised of members’ reactions to the paper and the author’s responses.

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Co-Chairs
Professor Robert Joseph Barnett
rjb58@columbia.edu

Professor William Charles Wooldridge
william.wooldridge@lehman.cuny.edu

Rapporteur
Nataly Shahaf
ns3050@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Welcome

Meetings

09/14/2017 Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Room 918, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Knowing Individuals: Building a Fingerprinting Profession in 1920s Beijing
Daniel Asen, Rutgers University

Discussant: Chuck Wooldridge, Lehman College, CUNY



10/12/2017 Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Room 918, Columbia University
7:00 PM
The Turning Point: Li Choh-ming and the Kuashang Orientation at The Chinese University
Peter Hamilton, Columbia University
Abstract

Discussant: David Weiman, Barnard College, Columbia University



11/09/2017 Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Room 918, Columbia University
7:00 PM
The High Road or A Race to the Bottom? Regulating Corporate Social Responsibility on the ‘Belt and Road’
Mimi Zou, Columbia University and University of Oxford
Abstract

Discussant: Benjamin L. Liebman, Columbia University



02/08/2018 Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Room 918, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Making Revolution on the Commercial Front
Laurence Coderre, New York University

Discussant: Chuck Wooldridge, Lehman College, CUNY



03/08/2018 Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Room 918, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Imperial Borderland to Socialist State: The Sino-Tibetan Frontier and the End of Empire
Benno Weiner, Carnegie Mellon University
Abstract

Discussant: Peter Hamilton, Columbia University



04/27/2018 Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Room 918, Columbia University
7:00 PM
SOME PROBLEMS WITH CORPSES: STANDARDS OF VALIDITY IN QING HOMICIDE CASES
Matthew Sommer, Stanford University
Abstract

Discussant: Jongwon Kim, Columbia University



05/10/2018 Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Room 918, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Towards a History of Dam-building in Twentieth Century China: Shilong ba (石龍壩; ca. 1910-1912) and the Advent of Hydropower
Arunabh Ghosh, Harvard University
Abstract

Discussant: Grace Shen, Fordham University