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Monday, May 2, 2016

Varieties of State Building in the Borderland Area between China and Mainland Southeast Asia

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | May 2 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Enze Han, Senior Lecturer, Politics and International Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


This talk examines how the multi-ethnic frontiers have been managed, and how the interplay between domestic politics and international relations since the end of WWII have affected different patterns of state building in Southwest China, upper Myanmar, and northern Thailand.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Restless Empire: China and the World

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | May 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Dr. Odd Arne Westad, Harvard Kennedy School

Institute of International Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


Odd Arne Westad is the S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations at Harvard University, where he teaches at the Kennedy School of Government. He is an expert on contemporary international history and on the eastern Asian region.

Before coming to Harvard in 2015, Westad was School Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). While at LSE, he...   More >


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Working Class Formation in China: Cognitive Dissonance and Politics of Reconceptualization

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | May 3 | 5-7 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Large Conference Room


Professor Gaochao He, Labor and Worklife Program (LWP) of Harvard Law School.

UC Berkeley Labor Center


Professor Gaochao He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago in 1993 and is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the Labor and Worklife Program (LWP) of Harvard Law School. Professor He’s research interests mainly focus on politics of labor, and on the changing relations among the state, trade union, managers, and workers in China. He has conducted various...   More >


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Friday, May 6, 2016

The Origins of Japanese Comics, 1905-28

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | May 6 | 3 p.m. | 308A Doe Library


Andrea Horbinski, Ph.D. Candidate, UC Berkeley Department of History

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities Asian Art and Visual Culture Working Group, Japan Studies Working Group


Between 1905 and 1928 manga emerged as a separate artistic medium in Japan in reaction to ponchie, a populist hybrid art form that flourished in the early and mid-Meiji period (1868 – 1912). The pioneers of manga, self-consciously elitist in the vein of Fukuzawa Yukichi’s (1835 – 1901) philosophy of “civilization and enlightenment” (bunmei kaika), wished to create a higher-class art form that...   More >