Full Listing of Events for Hilary Term 2020

Hilary Term: Sunday 19 January–Saturday 14 March 2020

Please find below a full listing of events taking place this term. This list will be updated throughout the term.

1st week  
Thursday  23 January

5‒6.30pm

The Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre

Jennifer Altehenger, University of Oxford

‘The Stuff of International Relations, and Why It Matters: Things, People, and the China Pavilion at the Leipzig Fairs’

 
2nd week
Monday 27 January

5‒6.30pm

Lucina Ho Seminar Room

 

International History of East Asia Seminar Politics in Motion: Transnational Dance in the Asia-Pacific  

Alice Baldock, University of Oxford

‘Moving Bodies: Post-War Dance, Women, and Protest in Japan’

Ellan Lincoln-Hyde, SOAS, University of London ‘How the National Ballet of China’s 2017 Tour of Australia Forged an Interracial Far Right Alliance’

Wednesday 29 January

5pm

Ho Tim Seminar Room

 

Launch of AHRC-funded website ‘The Mao Era in Objects’

 

Thursday 30 January

5‒6.30pm

The Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre

 

David Tobin, University of Manchester

 ‘Securing China’s Northwest Frontier: Identity and Insecurity in Xinjiang’

 

Friday 31 January

1‒2pm

Lucina Ho Seminar Room

Mandarin Forum

Aimin Guo, Nanjing Normal University

‘Production and Consumption of Staple Food Crops in China, 1952–2010: A Comparison with Japan, the United States, and South Korea’

3rd week
Thursday 6 February

5‒6.30pm

The Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre

Elisabeth Forster, University of Southampton

‘Threatened by Peace: The PRC’s Peacefulness Rhetoric and the “China” Representation Question in the United Nations (1949–1971)’

 
 
4th week
Monday 10 February

5‒6.30pm

Lucina Ho Seminar Room

 

International History of East Asia seminar

Money from the Outside: Foreign Financial Resources in Modern China

Ania Gricuk, LSE

‘Across, Between and Beyond Nation States: Overseas Chinese Private Remittance Networks, 1850s-1930s’

Lin Ma, University of Oxford

‘Another War: China’s Struggle for Financial Aid during WWII’

Wednesday 12 February

5-6.30pm

The Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre

Jonathan Chatwin

Book talk: Long Peace Street: A Walk in Modern China

Thursday 13 February

5‒6.30pm

The Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre

 

John Farnell, University of Oxford

(Discussant: Ignacio Garcia Bercero, University of Oxford)

‘China, Europe and the Future of the World Trade Organisation: Difficult Choices Ahead!’

Friday 14 February

1‒2pm

Lucina Ho Seminar Room

Mandarin Forum

Jiang Yingchun, Wuhan Textile University

‘Consolation and Security: A Study of the Pension of Kuomintang Soldiers in the Resistance War against Japan’

 
 
5th week
Wednesday 19 February

5–6.30pm

The Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre

 

Isabel Hilton, CEO and Editor of chinadialogue

‘Eco-civilisation Meets Eco-authoritarianism:  the Political Realities of China’s Green Transformation’

Thursday 20 February

5‒6.30pm

The Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre

Tristan Brown, University of Cambridge

‘The Qāḍī and the Yamen: Islam on the Ground in Late Imperial China’

 
 
6th week
Monday 24 February

5‒6.30pm

Lucina Ho Seminar Room

 

International History of East Asia seminar

Writing and Lighting in East Asia: The German Connection

Mimi Cheng, University of Rochester

‘A Chinese in the Dark: Infrastructure and Illumination in German Qingdao, 1898–1914’

Toshiki Kawashima, University of Pennsylvania

‘Write Well, Work Well: Script Reform, Efficiency Movements, and Nation Identity in Japan and Germany, 1919–1945’

Wednesday 26 February

5‒6.30pm

The Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre

Eliza Lee, Hong Kong University

Discussion forum on Hong Kong

Thursday 27 February

5‒6.30pm

The Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre

Nathan Hill, SOAS, University of London

‘The Past and Future of Chinese Historical Phonology: Philology, Reconstruction, and Network Theory’

Friday 28 February

1‒2pm

Lucina Ho Seminar Room

Mandarin Forum

 Ma Bin, Fudan University

‘Whose Belt and Road? The Relationship between the Chinese government and enterprises in the process of construction of the BRI’

 
 
7th week
Thursday 5 March

5‒6.30pm

The Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre

Aminda Smith, Michigan State University

Telling the Truth in Socialist China: Letters from the Masses and Mass-Line Epistemology, 1945–1978’

 
 
8th week
Monday 9 March

5-6.30pm

Lucina Ho Seminar Room

International History of East Asia seminar

Yangtze Shipping and Beyond: War and Law in the Late Qing

Thomas Larkin, University of Bristol

‘Visions of Profit: American Commerce on the Yangtze River during the Taiping and American  Civil Wars’

Georges Moraitis, Queen’s Belfast

‘The Cadiz Affair, Zhenjiang (1874–1878): Jurisdictional Competition and Foreign Influence in Late Qing China’

Thursday 12 March

5‒6.30pm

The Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre

 

Stéphanie Balme, SciencesPo

‘Science, Power and the Power of Science in China (1978 to nowadays)’

 

Friday 13 March

1–2.30pm

Ho Tim Seminar Room

Minhua Ling, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Book talk: The Inconvenient Generation: Migrant Youth Coming of Age on Shanghai’s Edge

Friday 13 March

1‒2pm

Lucina Ho Seminar Room

Mandarin Forum

Peng Weihua, Shanghai Chinese Medicine University

‘The Development of Chinese Traditional Medicine and Needham’s Grand Question’