Stevan Harrell Reflects on a successful career in Anthropology

September 27, 2017

AUT 2016 Course: Taiwan Society

August 31, 2016

What remains: coming to terms with civil war in 19th century China

Program Start Date: Nov 15 2016

Location: Thomson Hall 317

Tobie Meyer-Fong Professor, John Hopkins University Tuesday November 15th, 2016 Thomson 317 3:30pm In this talk Professor Meyer-Fong disscuses her book “What remains: coming to terms with civil war in 19th century China”. Drawing upon a rich array of primary sources, What Remains explores the issues that preoccupied Chinese and Western survivors. Individuals, families, and

Modern China’s age of irreverence

Program Start Date: Oct 10 2016

Location: East Asia Library, Room 2M

Christopher Rea Associate Professor of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia Monday October 10, 2016 12:00pm East Asia Library, Room 2M China’s entry in modernity was not just traumatic, but uproarious. As the Qing last dynasty fell, prominent writers compiled jokes to form collections called “histories of laughter.” In the first years of

Creating a tea aesthetic in Tang dynasty poetry

Program Start Date: Oct 7 2016

Location: Thomson Hall Room 317

James A. Benn McMaster University Friday October 7, 2016 Thomson Hall 317 11:30am The values associated with tea today— that it is natural, health- giving, detoxifying, spiritual, stimulating, refreshing, and so on— are not new ideas, but ones shaped in Tang times, by poets. Only a handful of poems were written about tea prior to

Fourth Workshop on Sino-Tibetan Languages of Southwest China, September 2016

August 9, 2016

Chinese Development- AUT2016

July 14, 2016

Assessing the impacts of China’s ongoing agricultural modernization reform push

Program Start Date: May 13 2016

Since the mid-2000s China’s central government has been nancing an aggressive overhaul of its farming sector. Predicating this drive on a need to increase food security, the state has invested billions to rapidly replace small-scale farming households with large-scale, mechanized and commercialized agricultural operators. In so doing, it is fundamentally altering not just rural societies

How Asia works: two kinds of economics and the rise of a divided continent

Program Start Date: May 19 2016

This talk explained that the story of East Asian development is the means to understanding the nature of economic development worldwide. Joe Studwell dissected the region’s history to show how, for many years, heady economic growth rates masked the most divided continent in the world – a north-east Asian group of states that is the