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February 2021

Digitizing the Tracks of Yu: GIS and Data Analysis for Yellow River History by Ruth Moster

February 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Please join us for a lecture with Dr. Ruth Mostern to learn about GIS and data analysis for Yellow River history. “Digitizing the Tracks of Yu: GIS and Data Analysis for Yellow River History” Thursday, February 18, 2021    2:00pm (PST) tinyurl.com/Tracks-of-Yu (Zoom: 894 2595 8266 passcode: 719417) Since the publication of The Yellow River Annals (Huanghe nianbiao 黃河年表) by Shen Yi 沈怡 in 1935, historians of the Yellow River have routinely used the catchphrase “1,500 floods and over thirty course changes” as a…

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Electric Design: Light, Labor and Leisure in Prewar Japanese Advertising by Gennifer Weisenfeld (Inaugural Koichi Takashima Lecture)

February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Please join us for our Inaugural Koichi Takashima Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 4:00 PM PST! Featuring the electrifying Gennifer Weisenfeld (Duke University) on “Electric Design: Light, Labor and Leisure in Prewar Japanese Advertising.” This talk explores the industry’s important cultivation of a nascent consumer market for electrical goods in the prewar period, & the role of graphic design & advertising in aestheticizing, visualizing, & commodifying the seemingly transformative social powers of electric energy. Zoom link: https://bit.ly/TakashimaLecture

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Taiwan Film Market in the New Millennium: Creative Industries, Social Networks, and Soft Power by Yingjin Zhang

February 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Zoom link: http://bit.ly/TaiwanSoundScreen

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March 2021

Small Talk: Critiquinng Heteronormativity, Resisting Heteronormativity by Tze-lan Deborah Sang

March 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Zoom Link: http://bit.ly/TaiwanSoundScreen

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Creating Virtual Reality in 18th-Century Chinese Painting and Prints by Dr. Kristina Kleughten

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Creating Virtual Reality in 18th-Century Chinese Painting and Prints" Tuesday, March 9, 2021    2:00pm (PST) tinyurl.com/VRin18thC (Zoom: 846 6268 232) Virtual reality was an essential component of eighteenth-century Chinese art, particularly in paintings and prints that evolved out of the artistic and cultural exchanges between China and Europe. These works created visions of extended realities for both imperial and popular consumption. Although on the surface they seem to have little in common, when we examine them side-by-side, we find a shared…

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April 2021

Joshua Fogel, “Lingvo Internacia: The Esperanto Movement in China and Japan, 1905-1932”

April 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

In this talk for the Transregional East Asia Research Focus Group, Joshua Fogel will present on “Lingvo Internacia: The Esperanto Movement in China and Japan, 1905-1932.” Date: April 8, 2021 Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm REGISTRATION HERE. Joshua Fogel is Professor of History and Canada Research Chair at York University, Toronto. Sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center’s Transregional East Asia Research Focus Group

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Taiwan Makes History I: The Gender of Empire

April 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for the first event in the Center for Taiwan Studies three-part panel series Taiwan Makes History on "The Gender of Empire," guest directed and moderated by Kirsten Ziomek (Adelphi University)! We will welcome historians Fang Yu Hu (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga), Tadashi Ishikawa (University of Central Florida), and Sayaka Chatani (National University of Singapore) to discuss how the lens of gender can change our understanding of the Taiwanese colonial research. The panelists will introduce their current research…

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Kelly Hammond, “Supporting the Faith, Building the Empire: Imperial Japan’s Islamic Policies in World War II”

April 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This talk will examine some of the ways that the Japanese Empire curried favors to Muslims in China, and later throughout East Asia, in the lead up to and throughout World War II. Drawing on examples from my recent book, China’s Muslims and Japan’s Empire: Centering Islam in World War II, the talk will present viewers with concrete policies and explore some of the ways that the Japanese Government envisioned themselves as the benevolent protectors of Islam while at the…

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May 2021

Gordon Matthews, “The World in Guangzhou: Africans and Other Foreigners in South China’s Global Marketplace”

May 13 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us THURSDAY (5/13/2021) at 8PM-9:30PM (PST) to hear from Professor Gordon Mathews (Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong) about his recent publication The World in Guangzhou: Africans and Other Foreigners in South China's Global Marketplace. Join us via Zoom: http://bit.ly/EACTalks (Zoom ID: 925 5728 2471) ABSTRACT: Only decades ago, the population of Guangzhou was almost wholly Chinese. Today, it is a truly global city, a place where people from around the world go to make new lives, find themselves, or further their careers. A large…

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Thinking about Race and Ethnicity in Imperial China

May 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

For much of the twentieth century, discussions of imperial-era Chinese identity were framed according to three conceptual categories then current in the social sciences: culture, race, and nation. In the 1980s, Western historians began shifting to a new conceptual framework: ethnicity. Despite skepticism in some quarters, ethnicity remains the framework within which most historians analyze politicized identities encompassing aspects of both culture and nation. But does “race” as a concept still have any place in this picture? What if we…

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