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Department of History

Southeast and East Asia History Seminar

The Faculty of Arts & Humanities, History Department, Southeast and East Asia History Seminar Series.

Open to the public.

Thursdays, 5-7pm, Room 563 (Main College Buildings) unless otherwise indicated.

This seminar meets on a bi-weekly basis for invited talks and student presentations, as well as for the discussion of joint readings. It alternates with the Comparative Histories of Asia Seminar convened at the Institute of Historical Research.

Convenor: Dr Andrea Janku

To be added to the Southeast and East Asia History Seminar mailing list, email the seminar convenors.

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Previous Events in this series

The British Encounter with Formosa in the Nineteenth Century

Chialin Huang, SOAS

22 May 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Integration of Basilan Island into the Philippine Nation 1946-1986

Shazwani Shahibulbahri, SOAS

22 May 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Lin Jiao, Managing the Female Body in Republican China, 1920s-1940s

Lin Jiao, SOAS

22 May 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Modalities of the Fiscal State in Imperial China

Richard von Glahn, UCLA

21 May 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

State-making vs. Homemaking in Hong Kong, 1980s-1990s

Sarah Lee, SOAS

8 May 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

British Quaker Missionaries and the Conflict between Pacifism and Militarism in Chengdu, 1934-1936

Simon Forbes, SOAS

8 May 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Qing Ethnic Policy in Mongolia

Cyrus Yee, SOAS

24 April 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

A Keyhole Glimpse of Urban Elite in Dadaocheng and Deptford in the Long Nineteenth Century

Niki Alsford, SOAS

24 April 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Local Uses of Coconut and Oil Palm Products on the Malay Peninsula (upgrade presentation)

Geoffrey Pakiam, SOAS

27 February 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Narrating a history through genealogy and the lives of saints: the case of Arab migrants in Southeast Asia

Kazuhiro Arai, Keio University

30 January 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Reading Bruno Latour

14 January 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 563, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Analyzing the Symbolic Realm of the Mao Cult through Photographic Materials from the Cultural Revolution (Student presentation)

Anneliese Smit

Please note this event was previously incorrectly advertised as being on the 13th of December.

12 December 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 563, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Rethinking the History of the PRC

Klaus Mühlhahn, Freie Universität Berlin

28 November 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 563, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Qipao and Modern Chinese Society

Liu Yu, School of Fashion and Art Design, Donghua University, Shanghai, and School of Humanities, Royal College of Art

Please note change of room to 563, Main College Buildings.

14 November 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 563, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Reading James Scott: The Art of Not Being Governed

17 October 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 563, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Third-year research presentations

Shazwani Binti Haji Shahibulbahri, Chia-lin Huang, Carol Ann Boshier

Shazwani Binti Haji Shahibulbahri: The Integration of Basilan Island into the Philippines 1946-1986

Chia-lin Huang: Formosa Revisited – British Commercial Interests and Local Business Networks, 1860-1895

Carol Ann Boshier: Leslie Fernandes Taylor and the 'lost' Linguistic and Ethnographic Survey of Burma

7 May 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Upgrade presentations

Anneliese Smit, Wasitthee Chaiyakan

Anneliese Smit: The Dynamics of the Mao Cult in Tibet during the Cultural Revolution

Wasitthee Chaiyakan: Pan-Tai Notions in Thai Text Books

23 April 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Shatter Zones and Lines of Flight: How Philippine History Shapes the Global Market for Caring Labour

Deirdre MacKay, Keele University

19 February 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Punctuating the Law: Orthographic Methods of Disambiguating Meaning in Excavated Legal Statutes of Qin

Ernest Caldwell, SOAS

29 January 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Drawing the Socialist Camp Together: Chinese cartoonists and their trans-socialist links after 1949

Jennifer Altehenger, King’s College

15 January 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The 1911 Revolution and International Bond Markets

Hans van de Ven, University of Cambridge

4 December 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Human Capital in Qing China: Economic Determinism or a History of Failed Opportunities?

Xu Yi, Guangxi Normal University and LSE

13 November 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

A Delicate Matter: Mailing Practices in Late Qing and Early Republican China

Weipin Tsai, Royal Holloway, University of London

Please note change in start time to 17:30

23 October 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The Dragon Navy: Maritime Militarization in the Great Qing

Chung-yam Po, University of Heidelberg

9 October 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Final Year Research Presentations

Fion So, Sangpil Jin
  • The Xinzheng Reform and Economic Integration in Shandong
    Fion So
  • Late Joseon Neutralisation (1882-1907): Influencing Factors and Proposals
    Sangpil Jin

22 May 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Final Year Research Presentations

Matthew Philips, Han Lifeng
  • Forming the Public Relations State: Thai Identity through Representation
    Matthew Philips
  • The Popular Sai Ritual and the Economy of Local Festivals in Song China, 960-1279
    Han Lifeng

15 May 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

MPhil/PhD Upgrade Presentations

Cyrus K.Y. Yee, Niki Alsford, Thanyarat Apiwong
  • China's New Administration in the Inner Asian Frontiers in the Late Qing Period, 1901-1911
    Cyrus K.Y. Yee
  • The Banka Petition: British Interactions at the Cession of Formosa in 1895
    Niki Alsford
  • Thai Borders and Burmese Migrants in Chiang Mai, 1880s-1980s
    Thanyarat Apiwong

8 May 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

MPhil/PhD Upgrade Presentations

Sarah Lee, Bo Bo Maung
  • Reading Between the Lines: Narrating the Voices of Filipino Domestic Workers in Hong Kong, 1970-1990
    Sarah Lee
  • The Burmese Military and the Press in U Nu's Burma
    Bo Bo Maung

1 May 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Heritage and Social Empowerment: The example of Siem Reap, in the Shadow of Angkor

Philippe Peycam, IIAS, Leiden

30 April 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

MPhil/PhD Upgrade Presentations

Thomas Bruce, Lin Jiao, Simon Forbes
  • The Sole of the Nation:  Encounters with Western Feet, Footwear and Footwear Practices in Siam in the Nineteenth Century
    Thomas Bruce
  • Breast-binding in Republican China (1910s-1930s): The Female Body in an Age of Globalisation
    Lin Jiao
  • The Bombing and Occupation of Guangzhou: The British Response
    Simon Forbes

24 April 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Joint South and East Asia History Seminarheast India

Jonathan Saha (University of Bristol) / Willem van Schendel (University of Amsterdam and International Institute of Social History)

Joint South/Southeast/East Asia History Seminar: Defragmenting Asian Studies - Views from Northeast India and Burma

Willem van Schendel (Amsterdam) and Jonathan Saha (Bristol)

20 March 2012, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Use of the Mandarin Bible and the Promotion of Mandarin as Guoyu in Republican China

George Kam Wah Mak, Hong Kong Baptist University

6 March 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Empire and Information in Song China

Hilde de Weerdt, University of Oxford

21 February 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Forming the Public Relations State: Thai Identity through Representation

Preedee Hongsaton (ANU) and Matthew Phillips (SOAS)

This event has been cancelled, however we are looking to re-schedule and will update this entry as soon as possible.

14 February 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Bond Markets and China, 1895-1935

Hans van de Ven, University of Cambridge

This event has been cancelled.

7 February 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mazmur and Tahlil: Protestant Christian Music in the Malay World, 1600–1900

David R. M. Irving, King's College London

31 January 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Negotiated settlements: microecologies and competing modes of politics in the Tang-Liao period (c. 7th to 12th centuries)

Naomi Standen, University of Birmingham

24 January 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sandalwood, tea, pepper and nutmeg: the East India Company and the interconnected worlds of Sydney, Canton, Penang and Calcutta

Nicholas Martland, The British Library

17 January 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Robert Hart and the Chinese Embassy in the UK

Zhang Zhiyong, CASS

13 December 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

An Intellectual Biography of Shimaji Mokurai (1838-1911)

Mick Deneckere, University of Cambridge

29 November 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The British Boss is Gone and Will Never Return: British Public Utility Companies in Communist Shanghai (1949-1954)

Jon Howlett, University of Bristol

(PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE AND ROOM)

17 November 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, 116, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Japan and Global Rubber, 1931-1945

William Clarence-Smith, SOAS

1 November 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Whose Revolution? Re-thinking of the Origins, Process and Outcome of the 1911 Revolution in History

Kent Deng, LSE

18 October 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Anarchist Modernity

Sho Konishi, University of Oxford

4 October 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mr. Andy Jackson & Mr Ronnie McCrum

Mr. Andy Jackson

31 May 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Ms. Carol Ann Boshier / Ms. Chia-Lin Huang / Ms. Shazwani Binti Shahibulbahri

Ms. Carol Ann Boshier / Ms. Chia-Lin Huang / Ms. Shazwani Binti Shahibulbahri

3 May 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Ms. Lifeng Han & Ms. Bianca Son

Ms. Lifeng Han & Ms. Bianca Son

26 April 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Abstracts - Department of History of Art and Archaeology - PG Third Year Seminar

17 March 2011, Brunei Gallery, B104, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Mr. Matthew Phillips & Mr. Martyn Smith

Mr. Matthew Phillips & Mr. Martyn Smith

1 February 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Emperor Huizong as a Daoist

Patricia Ebrey (University of Washington)

With Dr Naomi Standen (University of Newcastle) as discussant.

12 November 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Misconduct and the Colonial State in Everyday Life: The Irrawaddy Delta, Burma c.1900

Jonathan Saha (SOAS)

2 November 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Chinese Publishing in the South-western Borderland, 18th to 20th centuries: Notes on Fieldwork in Sichuan

Cynthia Brokaw (Brown University)

Chinese Publishing in the South-western Borderland, 18th to 20th centuries: Notes on Fieldwork in Sichuan

22 June 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Concept of Labour in 20th-Century Chinese Toys

Valentina Boretti

The Concept of Labour in 20th-Century Chinese Toys

22 April 2008, Brunei Gallery, B103, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Police in Colonial Burma/Insanity and Lunatic Asylums in Colonial Burma

Lalita Hingkanonta and Jonathan Saha

The Police in Colonial Burma/Insanity and Lunatic Asylums in Colonial Burma

11 March 2008, Brunei Gallery, B103, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Origins and Development of Malay Ethnic Identity on Pulau Penang, ca. 1800-1870/The Overseas Chinese Community in Rangoon during the Colonial Period

Sina Machander & Li Yi

Origins and Development of Malay Ethnic Identity on Pulau Penang, ca. 1800-1870

The Overseas Chinese Community in Rangoon during the Colonial Period

4 March 2008, Brunei Gallery, B103, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Chinese Knowledge Project in 1830s Britain

Seng Ong

The Chinese Knowledge Project in 1830s Britain

26 February 2008, Brunei Gallery, B103, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Tea Ceremony in Meiji Japan

Taka Oshikiri

The Tea Ceremony in Meiji Japan

19 February 2008, Brunei Gallery, B103, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Tourism and Travel in Twentieth-Century China and Vietnam

António Barrento and Erich DeWald

Tourism and Travel in Twentieth-Century China and Vietnam

5 February 2008, Brunei Gallery, B103, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Discourse on Suicide in Postwar Japan

Francesca Di Marco

The Discourse on Suicide in Postwar Japan

29 January 2008, Brunei Gallery, B103, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Printing and Zen

Timothy Barrett

Printing and Zen

22 January 2008, Brunei Gallery, B103, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Nam Giao Ceremony

Erich DeWald

The Nam Giao Ceremony

15 January 2008, Brunei Gallery, B103, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

British Criminal Jurisdiction in Japan, 1859-1899

Chris Roberts

British Criminal Jurisdiction in Japan, 1859-1899

8 January 2008, Brunei Gallery, B103, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Medical Missionaries in Wartime China: Co-operation or Collaboration?

Jocelyn Chatterton

Medical Missionaries in Wartime China: Co-operation or Collaboration?

11 December 2007, Brunei Gallery, B103, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Islam and Homosexuality in South East Asian History

W.G. Clarence-Smith

Islam and Homosexuality in South East Asian History

11 December 2007, Brunei Gallery, B103, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

China Opening up: a Decade of Stirring-up in the Name of the Nation, 1827-1839

Chen Songchuan

China Opening up: a Decade of Stirring-up in the Name of the Nation, 1827-1839

4 December 2007, Brunei Gallery, B103, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Why Did Opium Spread into China?

Murakami Ei & Hsu Hung Bin

Murakami Ei
Why Did Opium Spread into China?

Hsu Hung Bin
Tastes Mattered: Laboratory, Factory and the Opium Monopoly in Taiwan, 1895-1945 (Or, how the non-smoking Japanese colonial officials learned to stop worry and become opium experts)

27 November 2007, Brunei Gallery, B103, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Spirit Healing in the Late Qing

L.P. Laamann

Spirit Healing in the Late Qing

20 November 2007, Brunei Gallery, B103, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM