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Lent 2014

China Research Seminar

Lent Term 2014

All seminars take place on Wednesdays (unless otherwise arranged) at 5pm in rooms 8 & 9 in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. Tea will be served at the same venue at 4:45pm. All are welcome.

  • Tuesday, 21st January, 2014 
    Note: this extra session will be held in room G.21, Faculty of Classics

    Fall of the House of Bo; Rise of the House of Xi
    Mr John Garnaut, journalist and writer on Chinese politics

  • Wednesday, 22nd January, 2014
    Convincing at a Glance? The Power of Chinese Maps
    Dr Martin Hoffman, Heidelberg University

  • Wednesday, 29th January, 2014
    Hunting Pirates in Beijing: 
    Shanghai Booksellers’ Private ‘Copyright’ Police (1930-1937)

    Dr Fei-Hsien Wang, Centre for History and Economics & Magdalene College, University of Cambridge

  • Wednesday, 5th February, 2014
    Madman in an Electric Age: 
    A Cultural History of Electricity in Shanghai, c. 1880-1940

    Dr Rachel Leow, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge

  • Wednesday, 12th February, 2014
    Chinese Textual Traditions and Dai Viet
    Prof. Peter Kornicki, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Cambridge

  • Wednesday, 19th February, 2014
    Is ‘Manchu Literature’ an Oxymoron? 
    Translation and Creation in Qing Manchu Texts

    Dr Laura Newby, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford

  • Wednesday, 26th February, 2014
    Outsourcing Empire: 
    The Founding of the Chinese Maritime Customs Service, 1853-1864

    Prof. Hans van de Ven, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Cambridge

  • Wednesday, 5th March, 2014
    Bronze Technology and its Social-cultural Context in Early China
    Dr Jianjun Mei, Needham Research Institute, Cambridge

  • Wednesday, 12th March, 2014
    Competition, Entrepreneurship, and Network Formation among Taiwanese Spirit-Writing Cults
    Prof. Philip Clart, University of Leipzig

  • Friday, 14th March, 2014
    Note: the venue for this extra session is to be confirmed
    The ‘Apologia of Chinggis Khan’ and the Origins of Mongolian Historiography
    Dr Chris Atwood, Indiana University

For further information, contact:

Dr Adam Yuet Chau
University Senior Lecturer in the Anthropology of Modern China
Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies