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

Robert Joseph Barnett
Director, Modern Tibet Studies Program Columbia University, Weatherhead East Asian Institute
rjb58@columbia.edu

Professor William Charles Wooldridge
Assistant Professor, Lehman College, CUNY, History
william.wooldridge@lehman.cuny.edu

Rapporteur
Dongxin Zou
dz2245@columbia.edu


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

Welcome

Meetings

02/13/2014 IAB 918, Columbia University
7:00 PM
The Chinese Dream: Concept and Context
Zheng Wang, Seton Hall University
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Mark Selden (Discussant), Cornell University
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Notes: CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
03/13/2014 IAB 918, Columbia University
7:00 PM
The End of Fiction, the Start of Politics: A Thought Experiment on Lu Xun
Eva Chou, CUNY
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Jeffrey Kinkley (Discussant), St. John’s University
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04/09/2014 IAB 1219, Columbia University
7:00 PM
The China Boom: Origins, Global Impacts and Demise
Ho-Fung Hung, The Johns Hopkins University
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Murray Rubinstein (Discussant), Columbia University
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05/08/2014 IAB 918, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Energy Policy, Technical Capacity and International Climate Diplomacy in China: Implications for 2015 and Beyond
Joanna Lewis, Georgetown University
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Carl Minzner (Discussant), Fordham Law School
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09/11/2014 IAB 918, Columbia University
7:00 PM
What Do We Believe? Citizen Faith in China Today
Carl Minzner, Fordham University
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Madeleine Zelin (Discussant), Columbia University
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10/09/2014 IAB 918, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Analyzing Tensions in China's Ethnic Areas: Problems and Methods
Nicholas Bequelin, Human Rights Watch
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Alexa Olesen (Discussant),
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11/13/2014 IAB 918, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Wartime Dead in Time and Place in Late 1940s Jiangsu
Rebecca Nedostup, Brown University
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Kevin Landdeck (Discussant), Sarah Lawrence College
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12/11/2014 IAB 918, Columbia University
7:00 PM
From Manchu Law to Qing Law: the Evolution of the Fugitive Law in the Qing dynasty
Hu Xiangyu, Renmin University of China
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Madeleine Zelin (Discussant), Columbia University
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02/12/2015 IAB 918, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Between the Law: The Unmaking of Empire and the Persistence of Redress in China and Japan
Yukiko Koga, Hunter College
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Frank K. Upham (Discussant), NYU
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