Early Modern China in the Late Imperial World Workshop

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Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16, 2015

Sherwood Room, Levering Hall

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the journal Late Imperial China and the Society for Qing Studies, this workshop will reflect on the place of Ming-Qing China in global and regional histories, titled “Early Modern China in the Late Imperial World.” The title plays with conventional expectations regarding time and development and with the teleology that inevitably locate “modernity” outside Chinese space—even as it reminds us of both the contingent nature of these expectations.

By inviting distinguished scholars from the Johns Hopkins Department of History who are working on other areas of the early modern world to serve as discussants (and by including their graduate students in the discussion), this workshop should foster a lively conversation that extends beyond the boundaries of our field.

View the schedule of discussants and topics.

Contact Jessica Fedderly at jfedderly@jhu.edu or 410-516-0633.

Co-organized by the Department of History and the East Asian Studies Program

Sponsored by Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation Inter-University Center for Sinology