International History of East Asia Seminar Michaelmas Term 2019

Please find below the programme for the Michaelmas Term 2019 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 (21 October) - Comparative Perspectives on Town and Country in Socialist Asia  
Hyunjong Noh, Seoul National University: ‘Land Reform from Above or
Below: A Comparative Study on Land Reform in North Korea and North
Charlotte Webb, SOAS, University of London: ‘Industrial Management and
Technical Development in the DPRK and China During the 1950s and 1960s’


Week 4 (4 November) - Christianity, Medicine, Women, and Translation: Critical Perspectives on the Role of Missionaries in China and the U.S.  
Xiao Li, Southern Illinois University: ‘A New Woman: Yamei Kin’s
Contributions to Medicine and Women’s Rights in the U.S. and China, 1864-
Sixing Chen, University of Hong Kong: ‘Another Way to Shape Cantonese
Cultures: Missionaries’ Cantonese Language Books in the 19th Century’


Week 6  (18 November) - Postwar Southeast Asia in the Global Contexts
Michael Sugarman, University of Bristol: ‘Post-war Constructions of Southeast Asia through Social Welfare and Urban Development’
Giulia Garbagni, University of Cambridge: ‘Japanese Mediation in the Indonesia-Malaysia Confrontation (1963-66): The View from London’


Week 8  (2 December) - Foreign Experts’ Perspectives on Postwar China from Within and Without
Jiayi Tao, University of Bristol: ‘International “Experts” in Relief and Rehabilitation: the Failure of the UNRRA in Immediate Post-WWII China’
Sheng Peng, University of Oxford: ‘The Soviet Sinologists and USSR’s Response to the Normalization of U.S.-China Diplomatic Relations, 1977-1981’’


All welcome.
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