School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Edinburgh Chinese History Seminar

The Chinese History seminar series runs throughout the academic year in collaboration with the School of Literatures, Languages and Culture, all are welcome to attend.

This seminar series is a combined listing of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology’s Chinese History seminars and the Asian Studies seminars convened by colleagues in the School of Literatures, Languages and Culture.

Time and location

Unless otherwise stated, the seminars begin at 17.15 and take place in room G16, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place.

All are welcome!

Event schedule

Semesters 1-2, 2014-15
Date Topic Speaker
Wednesday 17 September “Let us be citizens!”: China’s Human Rights Lawyers and the New Citizen Movement Dr Eva Pils (King’s College London)
Wednesday 24 September ‘How China's Wartime Past is Changing its Present - and Future’ N.B. This seminar takes place in the Meadows Lecture Theatre. Professor Rana Mitter (University of Oxford)
Wednesday 22 October Eight Scenes of Suzhou: Landscape Embroidery and Urban Courtesans in Nineteenth-Century China Dr Rachel Silberstein (University of Oxford)
Wednesday 5 November From Village to City: The Process of Urban Transformation in China from the 1840s to the 1940s Dr Yunlian Chen (University of Cambridge)
November (To be confirmed) Documentary Filmmaker Pan Jianlin: The Role of Investigative Journalism in 21st Century China N.B. This seminar takes place in the Project Room (1.06), 50 George Square. Professor Paul Pickowicz, (University of California, San Diego)
Wednesday 14 January 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 Professor Henrietta Harrison (University of Oxford)
Wednesday 28 January To be confirmed Dr Carl Kilcourse (Nottingham Trent University)
Wednesday 11 February Unravelling the ‘History Problem’ in Japan-Korea Relations Dr Lauren Richardson (University of Edinburgh)
Wednesday 25 February To be confirmed Emily Williams (Birkbeck, University of London)
Wednesday 4 March To be confirmed Dr Frank Gaenssmantel (University of Groningen)
Wednesday 1 April Chinese Capitalism? Recent Debates and Their Intellectual Contextschsenmeier (University of Bremen) Professor Dominic Sachsenmeier (University of Bremen)

Further information

For further information, please contact Dr Stephen McDowall.

Dr Stephen McDowall

Senior Lecturer

  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • University of Edinburgh

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