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

09/15/2016 Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
7:00 PM
From Japanese Subjects to Chinese Nationals: Overseas Taiwanese and Their Postwar Aftermath in South China and Southeast Asia, 1945–1952
Seiji Shirane, City College, The City University of New York
Abstract

Discussant: Charlotte Brooks, Baruch College, CUNY



10/13/2016 Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Eating Exotica: Consumption in Qing Pharmacy Literature
He Bian, Princeton University
Abstract

Discussant: Lan Li, Columbia University



11/10/2016 Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Documentary and discussion on working class poetry in China
Qin Xiaoyu, Director of Iron Moon (China 2015, 85 mins) and Editor of an Anthology of Working Class Poetry in China
Abstract

Chen Nianxi, Worker Poet

Wu Feiyue, Fimmaker

Ying Qian, Assistant Professor of Chinese Visual Media at Columbia University

12/08/2016 Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Roundtable on publishing in Modern China
Rob Culp, Bard College

Joan Judge, York University

Discussant: Eugenia Lean, Columbia University


02/09/2017 Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
7:00 PM

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03/09/2017 Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
7:00 PM

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04/13/2017 Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
7:00 PM

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05/11/2017 Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
7:00 PM

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