SOAS University of London

Department of History

Chinese History Seminar

The Faculty of Arts & Humanities, History Department, Chinese History Seminar Series.

Open to the public.

Thursdays, 5-7pm, Room 4429 (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.

Convenors: Dr Andrea Janku and Dr Lars Laamann

To be added to the Chinese History Seminar mailing list, email the seminar convenors.

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Previous Events in this series

Civil War China

3 November 2016, Paul Webley Wing (Senate House), S320, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Materialising Manchus

Fresco Sam-Sin (Leiden University)
2 June 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Introduction of respective PhD topics

Kang Wonmook & Amy Matthewson

Amy Matthewson "The Power of Punch - British Concepts of China at the turn of the twentieth century"

Kang Wonmook "The Confused Empire: Qing Rulers’ Perspectives on Christianity, 1644-1840".

12 March 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 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

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

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

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 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

Anarchist Modernity

Sho Konishi, University of Oxford
4 October 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

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

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