International History of East Asia Hilary Term 2018 Seminar

Please find below the programme for the Hilary Term 2018 International History of East Asia Seminar at the University of Oxford China Centre. All events listed will be held on Mondays from 5.00pm in the Lucina Ho Seminar Room, China Centre, Dickson Poon Building, Canterbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6LU. This seminar series is supported by the China Centre; to see more events organised by the China Centre, please click here.

All are welcome to attend; no registration is necessary. Any queries about the events listed below should be emailed to:


22 January
Transnational Exchanges in the Asia-Pacific

Co-opting Empire: The Chinese Mestizo Community in Manila, 1770-1820
Ruth de Llobet-Franch (Universitat Pompeu Fabra-GRIMSE, Barcelona)

The Outer Limits: The Journals of the Congress for Cultural Freedom, the
Asia-Pacific, and Cold War Culture

Giles Scott-Smith (Leiden University)


5 February
Gendered Experiences of Christianity and Nationalism during the Second
World War in East Asia

Murota Tamotsu and the Coexistence of Christianity and Japanese Nationalist Sentiment
during the Pacific War at the Shizuoka Eiwa Jogakko

Alexandria Dugal (University of Oxford)

"At the Centre of a Tornado": Missionary School Girls' Experiences of the Second
World War in Shanghai 1937-1945

Jennifer Bond (SOAS, University of London)


19 February
Cold War Variations in the Representation of China

Contesting Representational Legitimacy in Hong Kong: The Chinese Nationalist,
Communist and the "Third Force", 1949-1962

Hao Chen (University of Cambridge)

A Trade-off of the Political Legitimacy? The Republic of China, Mongolia, and the
Chinese Representation Debate in the United Nations, 1961

Nelson So (University of Oxford)


5 March
Spies in East Asia

Beauty is the Troubled Water That Brings Disasters: The Making of the Seductress
Spy in Republican China, 1930-1949

Amanda Zhang (University of Oxford)

Canada's Spies: Intelligence, Foreign Policy, and Western Humint Cooperation
in the Far East

Miriam Matejova (University of British Columbia)