International History of East Asia Seminar Michaelmas Term 2018

Please find below the programme for the Michaelmas 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 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


Monday 15 October
Medicine, Empire, and War in China: The Transnational and the Local

The Dōjinkai and the Japanese Medical Presence in China, 1902-1937
Meilin Zhou (SOAS)

Reconsidering the Socioeconomic and Human Effects of the Korean War on Northeast China
Mo TIAN (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)


Monday 5 November
Japanese Non-State Actors in the Age of Empire

The Role of Japanese Non-State Actors in the Globalization of International Copyright Law, 1900-1920s
Maj Hartmann (KU Leuven)

Advance of the Imperial Brand: Market Expansion and Localised Advertising of Japanese Brands in Colonial Korea, c. 1920s-1930s
Yongkeun Chun (Royal College of Art)


Monday 12 November
Japan and Korea: Building and Dismantling Empire

Gateways of Empire: Pusan and Fukuoka in the Age of Air
Hannah Shepherd (Trinity College, Cambridge)

Empire's Contentious Homecomings: The Dissolution of the Japanese Empire and Reciprocal Return Migrations of the Japanese in Korea and Koreans in Japan
Deokhyo Choi (University of Sheffield)


Monday 26 November
China and the World: International Connections in Technology and Counter-Insurgency

Envisioning Integrative Development: TVA and Sino-American Technological Diplomacy, 1941-1948
Tan Ying Jia (Wesleyan University)

How the UK Gained External Support During the Malayan Emergency
Xiu Guangmin (Sichuan University)