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December 2016

  • Tuesday, December 6th Metamorphoses: Archival Fictioning and the Historian’s Craft

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    Tuesday, December 6, 20162:00PM - 4:00PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    In attempting to understand early modern science and medicine from Chinese natural history to Manchu translations of bodily gesture and sensation, my work has placed the history and translation of metamorphic stories at its center. For our gathering – intended more as a conversation about craft than a formal talk – I will introduce recent work in which I have been expanding my practice to integrate short fiction and prose poetry as modes of reading and analyzing historical documents. The focus of my attention will be a new project called Metamorphoses that is loosely inspired by the work of Ovid and is devoted to creating stories of material transformation through creative readings and misreadings of primary source documents that derive from (or are oriented toward) early modern China.

    Carla Nappi is Associate Professor of History and Canada Research Chair of Early Modern Studies at the University of British Columbia. Her first book, The Monkey and the Inkpot: Natural History and its Transformations in Early Modern China (Harvard, 2009) was a study of belief-making in early modern Chinese natural history through the lens of the Bencao gangmu (1596), a compendium of materia medica. Her current research explores practices and contexts of translation in the Ming and Qing periods.

    Contact

    Rachel Ostep
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    Carla Nappi
    Speaker
    Associate Professor, History and Canada Research Chair of Early Modern Studies, University of British Columbia.

    Tong Lam
    Chair
    Acting Director, Dr. David Chu Program in Asia-Pacific Studies, Asian Institute and Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Toronto


    Main Sponsor

    Dr. David Chu Program in Asia Pacific Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    Department of History

    Asian Institute


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  • Tuesday, December 13th "The roots of Hong Kong's never-ending political crisis"rations on

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    Tuesday, December 13, 20162:00PM - 4:00PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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    The roots of Hong Kong’s political crisis are deep. “One country-two systems” is in trouble. Alienated youth, identity politics, a strong absence of mutual understanding, unmet expectations on both sides, and Beijing’s fear of secessionism and foreign interference all intensify the dilemma. The recent Legco elections have only deepened the dilemma. Prof Zweig will update events in Hong Kong and discuss the road forward.

    David Zweig (Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1983) is Chair Professor of Social Science, and Director of the Center on Environment, Energy, and Resource Policy. His research interests include China’s ‘resource diplomacy’, China’s human resources, Chinese politics and political economy, Sino-American relations, international and political economy, and East Asian international relations. His numerous research grants include “Resource Diplomacy under Hegemony” (HK$685,000, RGC, 2010–13), “Hong Kong People on the Mainland: A Force for Integration?” (HK$799,017, Central Policy Unit, 2007–13), and “Hong Kong’s Contribution to China’s Modernization” (HK$600,000, Shui-On Group, 2006-7). He won the SHSS Outstanding Teaching Award in 1999 after finishing second in 1998. Recent publications include Internationalizing China: Domestic Interests and Global Linkages, Globalization and China’ Reforms (ed. With Chen Zhimin), and “Images of the World: Studying Abroad and Chinese Attitudes towards International Affairs” (with Han Donglin).

    Contact

    Rachel Ostep
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    David Zweig
    Speaker
    Chair Professor, Division of Social Science; Director, Center on China's Transnational Relations Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

    Jack Leong
    Chair
    Director, Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library


    Sponsors

    Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library

    Asian Institute


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