Asian Studies

Research Seminar Series

Research seminar series in the school of Asian Studies

Academic Session 2015/2016

Date Presenter Title
21 Oct 2015 Dr Charlotte Goodburn (King's College, London) "Rural-urban Migration, Citizenship and China's 2014 hukou Reforms"
4 Nov Dr Gerda Wielander (University of Westminster) "Happiness in Recent Chinese Socialist Discourse - Has Ah Q Become a Role Model?"
18 Nov Dr Philippa Lovatt (University of Stirling) "Sound, Music and Memory in Jia Zhangke's 'Hometown Trilogy'"
27 Jan 2016 Dr Marjorie Dryburgh (University of Sheffield) "Visual Histories of a Northern City: In Search of a People's Past"
2 Mar Dr Sabrina Yu (University of Newcastle) "Going Back to the Hometown: A New Root-searching Movement in Contemporary Chinese Independent Cinema"
16 Mar Dr Liang Hongling (University of Glasgow) "The Enlightenment, Sino-French Knowledge Dynamics"
Previous Seminar Series

Academic Session 2014/2015

Date Presenter Title
17 Sep 2014 Dr Eva Pils (King's College, London) “‘Let us be citizens!’: China’s human rights lawyers and the New Citizen Movement”
24 Sep Prof Rana Mitter (University of Oxford) 'How China's Wartime Past is Changing its Present - and Future'
22 Oct Dr Rachel Silberstein (University of Oxford) “Eight Scenes of Suzhou: Landscape Embroidery and Urban Courtesans in Nineteenth-Century China”
5 Nov Dr Yunlian Chen (Visiting Scholar, University of Cambridge) “From Village to City: The Process of Urban Transformation in China from the 1840s to the 1940s”
12 Nov Prof Paul Pickowicz (Visiting Professor, University of Edinburgh) “Documentary Filmmaker Pan Jianlin: The Role of Investigative Journalism in 21st Century China”
14 Jan 2015 Prof Henrietta Harrison (University of Oxford) “The Early Twentieth-Century Origins of Popular Ideas about Traditional China's Foreign Relations: The History of the Qianlong Emperor's Letter to George III”
4 Feb Dr Carl Kilcourse (Nottingham Trent University) “The Taipings’ Religious World: A Case of Localised Christianity in China”
11 Feb Dr Lauren Richardson (University of Edinburgh) “Unravelling the ‘History Problem’ in Japan-Korea Relations”
25 Feb Ms Emily Williams (Birkbeck, University of London) "Selling the Little Red Book in Hyde Park: The Chinese Cultural Revolution and the Counterculture in Britain"
4 Mar Dr Frank Gaenssmantel (University of Groningen) “Issue Perceptions and International Cooperation: Case Studies from China-EU Relations”
11 Mar Prof Miriam Kingsberg (University of Colorado at Boulder) "Fieldwork, Ethnology, and Empire: The Making of Japan's 'Transwar Generation' of Human Scientists"
1 Apr Prof Dominic Sachsenmeier (University of Bremen) “Chinese Capitalism? Recent Debates and Their Intellectual Contexts”

Academic Session 2013/2014

Date Presenter Title
19 Sep 2013 Prof. Naomi Standen (University of Birmingham) ‘The Problem with Borderlands: Shared Practices in Pre-modern Eastern Eurasia’
3 Oct Prof. Barbara Hendrischke (IKGF) ‘Problems of Knowing the Future in Late Han Dynasty China’
17 Oct Prof. Paul Pickowicz (University of Edinburgh) ‘Revisiting Cold War Propaganda: Chinese and American Feature Film Treatments of the Korean War’
24 Oct Prof. Ni Shixiong (Fudan University) ‘China’s Peaceful Rise and Its New Diplomacy’
13 Nov Dr Sophia Woodman (University of Edinburgh) ‘Social Power, State Power: Integrating Citizens through Local Connections in Contemporary China’
27 Nov Dr Stephen McDowall (University of Edinburgh) ‘The Beijing City Walls and the New Ming History’
22 Jan 2014 Prof. Nick Pearce (University of Glasgow) ‘The Skull of Confucius: A Footnote in the History of the Second China War (1860)’
5 Feb Dr Gregory Scott (University of Edinburgh) ‘Shanghai Buddhist Books and Shanghai as a Nexus of Chinese Buddhist Publishing in the 1930s’
12 Feb Dr Isabella Jackson (University of Aberdeen) ‘Defending Shanghai: The Shanghai International Settlement in Times of Turmoil, c. 1923-43’
26 Feb Dr Huang Xuelei (University of Edinburgh) ‘Odours of Nanjing Road: The Social Life of Smell in Modern China, 1840s-1940s’
5 Mar Dr Andrea Janku (SOAS) ‘Drought in Northwest China: A Late Victorian Tragedy?’
19 Mar Dr Konrad Lawson (University of St. Andrews) ‘From Executions to Education: Traitor Elimination Work in Shandong Province, 1938-1947’

Academic Session 2012/2013

Date Presenter Title
17 Oct 2012 Ito Toru The Concept of Shutaisei and its Origin
24 Oct Mark McLeister The Local, National and Trans-National Ties of Deaf-Mute Protestant Churches in Urban Huadong
7 Nov Natascha Gentz Fate, Freedom and Will in 'Chinese Tragedies'
21 Nov Antonio Paoliello Chinese, Tusán and Kuei: Chinese Peruvian Identity in Siu Kam Wen’s Short Stories
5 Dec Lara Arnason TBA
27 March 2013 Naoyuki Agawa (Keio) Shifting Values in Higher Education
10 May Robert Borgen (UC Davis) The Monk Jakusho's Adventures in China: a Pilgrimage Performed

Academic Session 2011/2012

Date Presenter Title
3 Nov 2011 Daniel Hammond Animal Rights in China: Thoughts on organisation and campaigns
17 Nov Helen Parker Nostalgia, Space and Memory: the Tokyo Kabukiza, 1951-2010
1 Dec Matthias Zachmann The Legal Structure of the Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere, 1940-44
14 Dec Zou Yijie The fallen of the fifth generation
25 Jan 2012 Natascha Gentz Press Freedom in Late Qing China
8 Feb Christopher Rosenmeier Genre hybridity and the persistence of wuxia (martial arts) in modern Chinese fiction
22 Feb Cui Ying Representation of Chinese Migrant Workers in Chinese Metropolitan Newspapers
7 Mar Julian Ward The Nanjing Massacre: the story that won't go away
21 Mar Yoko Matsumoto-Sturt Mobile culture in Japan
4 Apr Zheng Ji The Social Impact of Chinese Film Stars, 1905-1937
18 Apr Lin Tzu-yu Hybridities in Metropolitan Diasporic Space - A Comparative Study of Diasporic Identities in Sam Selvon's London and Weng Nao's Tokyo
2 May Xiaoyi Sun Chinese Women Makeover Show
16 May Ian Astley Philosophical Approach to Early Japanese Politics