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.

Seminar Website


Chair
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

09/13/2018 International Affairs Building, Room 918, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Making Foresters: Silver Accounting and Woodland Transformations in the Mid-Ming
Ian Matthew Miller, St. John’s University
Abstract

Discussant: Paul Kreitman, Columbia University



10/11/2018 International Affairs Building, Room 918, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Kim Chŏng-hŭi’s Ink Orchid: Painting out of Time
Michele Matteini, New York University
Abstract

Discussant: Wen-Shing Chou, Hunter College, CUNY



11/08/2018 International Affairs Building, Room 918, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Wires, Scripts, and Brains in the Late Qing
Ulug Kuzuoglu, Columbia University
Abstract

Discussant: John Phan, Columbia University



12/06/2018 International Affairs Building, Room 918, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Policies and Counterstrategies: State-Sponsored Filially and False Accusation in Qing China
Mara Yue Du, Cornell University
Abstract

Discussant: Daniel Asen, Rutgers University-Newark



02/07/2019 International Affairs Building, Room 918, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Improvised Dwelling: Hut-building and Tibetan Buddhist Nuns in China's Tibetan Buddhist Revival
Yasmin Cho, Columbia University
Abstract

Discussant: Nick Bartlett, Barnard College, Columbia University



03/14/2019 International Affairs Building, Room 918, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Everyday Desirables: How Wristwatches, Sewing Machines, and Bicycles Spread Consumerism in Mao-Era China
Karl Gerth, University of California, San Diego

Discussant: Robert Culp, Bard College



04/11/2019 International Affairs Building, Room 918, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Beyond Fact: The Centrally Reviewed Case as Process and Genre
Maura Dykstra, California Institute of Technology

Discussant: Pierre-Etienne Will, College de France



05/08/2019 International Affairs Building, Room 918, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Closing off the 'Section 6 Road': The King Incident of 1905 and the Harassment of Chinese Exempts
Emma Teng, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Discussant: Mae M. Ngai, Columbia University