International History of East Asia Seminar Trinity Term 2019

Please find below the programme for the Trinity 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


Monday 29 April
Empire and Its Aftermath in the Making of Asia

Justice on Japan’s Northern Frontier:
Ethnicity and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Hokkaido and Sakhalin

Michael Thornton (Yale University)

“Era of Asian Resurgence”: China,
India and Post-war Asia, c. 1945-1949

Tommy Yui Chim Lo (University of Oxford)


Monday 13 May
Families Across Borders in the Asia-Pacific

Border Crossing and the Shaping of an
Imagined Citizenship: The Case of Korean Picture Brides

Y.J. Hwang (University of Pittsburgh)

Sino-Japanese Children Born
During and In the Aftermath of the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945):
Their Experiences and Identities

Kanako Kuramitsu (University of Birmingham)


Monday 27 May
Rethinking Class in Interwar China and Japan

The Invented Average: University
Graduates as a Middle Class in Interwar Japan

Jamyung Choi (Yanbian University)

Strugglers in the
Corporatist State: Maritime Teaboys and the Making of Chinese Working Class
Culture in Republican China, 1933-1937

Peter Kwok-Fai Law (SOAS, University of London)


Monday 17 June
Cultures of Occupation in Beijing and Hong Kong

Treasonous Repertoires?
Performing “Greater East Asia” in Occupied Beijing (1937-1945)

L. Odila Schröder (University of Nottingham)

Assembled in the Street: Hawkers
and Spatial Occupation in 1950s-80s Hong Kong

Vivien Chan (University of Nottingham)