International History of East Asia Seminar Hilary Term 2020

Please find below the programme for the Hilary Term 2020 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 unless otherwise specified. This seminar series is supported by the China Centre.

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


Week 2 (27 January) - Politics in Motion: Transnational Dance in the Asia-Pacific

Alice Baldock, University of Oxford: ‘Moving Bodies: Post-War Dance, Women, and Protest in Japan’

Ellan Lincoln-Hyde, SOAS: ‘How the National Ballet of China's 2017 Tour of Australia Forged an Interracial Far Right Alliance’


Week 4 (10 February) - Money from the Outside: Foreign Financial Resources in Modern China 

Ania Gricuk, LSE: ‘Across, Between and Beyond Nation States: Overseas Chinese Private Remittance Networks, 1850s-1930s’

Lin Ma, University of Oxford: ‘Another War: China's Struggle for Financial Aid during WWII’


Week 6 (24 February) - Writing and Lighting in East Asia: The German Connection

Mimi Cheng, University of Rochester: ‘A Chinese in the Dark: Infrastructure and Illumination in German Qingdao, 1898-1914’

Toshiki Kawashima, University of Pennsylvania: ‘Write Well, Work Well: Script Reform, Efficiency Movements, and Nation Identity in Japan and Germany, 1919-1945’


Week 8 (9 March) - Yangtze Shipping and Beyond: War and Law in the Late Qing

Thomas Larkin, University of Bristol: ‘Visions of Profit: American Commerce on the Yangtze River during the Talping and American Civil Wars’

Georges Moraitis, Queen's Belfast: ‘The Cadiz Affair, Zhenjiang (1874-1878): Jurisdictional Competition and Foreign Influence in Late Qing China’


All welcome.
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