Modern East Asia: China

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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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Robert Joseph Barnett
Assistant Professor of Contemporary Tibetan Studies, East Asian Institute, Columbia University

William Charles Wooldridge
Assistant Professor of History, Lehman College, The City University of New York

John Thompson

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



02/11/2016 IAB 918
7:00 PM
Muslims in the Qing Dynasty
Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, New York University

03/10/2016 IAB 918
7:00 PM
Compensation of Injuries and Homicide in Ming and Qing Law
Frederic Constant, Visiting Scholar

04/14/2016 IAB 918
7:00 PM
Letters from the People: The Masses and the Mass Line in the early People’s Republic of China
Aminda Smith, Michigan State University

04/21/2016 IAB 918
7:00 PM
Paper Tigers, Hidden Dragons: Firms and the Political Economy of China's Technological Development
Douglas B. Fuller, Zhejiang University