Two Pre-AAS Events at Harvard - "Knowing Manchuria" (March 15) and "Dragon Veins and Fossil-Fueled Fantasies" (March 16)

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Coming to Boston for the AAS annual meeting?

Please join us for these two pre-conference events at Harvard.

Wednesday, March 15, 4:30–5:45 pm
Science Center, Room 469
1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

In this talk, historian Ruth Rogaski will be speaking about her new book, Knowing Manchuria: Environments, the Senses, and Natural Knowledge on an Asian Borderland (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2022), an important study that "places the creation of knowledge about nature at the center of our understanding of a little-known but historically important Asian landscape."

Thursday, March 16, 2:15–3:45 pm
Science Center, Room 469
1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

How might the history of Manchuria help us think about the nature of knowledge and technologies of extraction in the modern age? In this discussion, historians Ruth Rogaski and Victor Seow truly will draw on their recent books to reflect on the intersections of science, technology, and the environment in the making and unmaking of this remarkable region. They will be joined in conversation by David L. Howell, the Robert K. and Dale J. Weary Professor of Japanese History at Harvard University.

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