Prof. David A. Chang, "Cosmopolitan Nationalism: The Interaction of Hawaiian Nationalism and Chinese Nationalism in the Late 19th Century." Lingnan University History Department Distinguished Speaker Series 2022/23: The Pacific World [Zoom Lecture]

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September 28, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Indigenous Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Chinese History / Studies

The Department of History of Lingnan University is pleased to announce its Distinguished Speaker Series 2022/23. The theme this year is the history of the Pacific World. For our inaugural lecture, we're delighted to have Professor David A. Chang, University of Minnesota. He will be speaking on "Cosmopolitan Nationalism: The Interaction of Hawaiian Nationalism and Chinese Nationalism in the Late 19th Century."

The abstract is as follows: "Honolulu, Kingdom of Hawaiʻi, 1889: A nationalist military insurrection by Native Hawaiians aims to protect their independent nation from domination by Western settlers and businessmen. A close look at the Wilcox Rebellion reveals a surprising cosmopolitanism—not only a strong European influence, but also vigorous support from Chinese in Honolulu. A number of these same Chinese would return to China and embrace nationalism through the Baohuanghui (保皇會) and later nationalist movements . This paper suggests that this event reveals the cosmopolitan nature of a nationalism that was both intensely local and expansively global. It sprang from the day-to-day ties of Native Hawaiians to Chinese and the engagement of each with nationalist movements on a global level."

The lecture is on Wednesday September 28, 2022, at 8:00 pm, Hong Kong time (7:00 am Minneapolis / 8:00 am New York City / 1:00 pm London)

It will be online only on Zoom.

The Zoom meeting ID is 956 5283 8969.

The Zoom link is:

No registration is needed.

This speaker series is convened by Prof. Peter Hamilton, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Lingnan University. 

All are welcome. Please join us!

Contact Info: 

Vincent Leung, Head and Associate Professor, Department of History, Lingnan University (Hong Kong)

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