International Conference on Global Cities: The Networks of Connectivity in East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Region, 1850-1950

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
April 13, 2018 to April 14, 2018
Location: 
China
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Social History / Studies, Southeast Asian History / Studies

International Conference on Global Cities: The Networks of Connectivity in East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Region, 1850-1950

Organizer: Department of Chinese and History, City University of Hong Kong

Date: April 13-14, 2018

Venue: R6143, 6/F., Bank of China (Hong Kong) Complex, City University of Hong Kong

 

Purpose of the conference

Bringing together scholars from East Asia, Europe, and the United States, this conference examines the nodes, circuits, and networks that made the world a global system of production and exchange from 1850 to 1950.  It focuses particularly on the roles of cities in facilitating the flow of capital, labor, and products across East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Ocean.

 

Conference Program

April 13 (Friday)

Welcome Speech by Professor LI Hsiao-ti, Head of Department of Chinese and History, City University of Hong Kong

Keynote speech by Professor Ge Zhaoguang (Fudan University): “The World Awareness” in Chinese Historiography

 

Panel 1: Cold War Cities (1)

“Space, Sexuality, and Social Rebuilding in Post-WWII Berlin”

Jennifer Evans (Carleton University, Canada)

 

“Paris Broken, but Paris Liberated?: The State, City Administration and the Reconstruction of Post-War Paris, 1944-1990”

Stephen Sawyer (The American University of Paris, France)

 

“Protesting in Paris: Public Space and the Politics of Urban Appropriation, 19441990”

Alain Chatriot (Sciences Po, Paris, France)

 

Panel 2: Cold War Cities (2)

“Constructing Cold War Outposts: The Cityscapes of Berlin and Hong Kong in the 1950s”

Liza Kam (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany)

 

“Cities in the Early People’s Republic of China”

Kristin Stapleton (University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA)

 

“The Global City and Biological Warfare during the Cold War”

Albert Wu (The American University of Paris, France)

 

Panel 3: Cold War Cities (3)

“Global, Yet Divided: Ideological Re-education and Cultural Diplomacy in 1950s Guangzhou”

Els van Dongen (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

 

“The Question of People: Cultural Cold War in 1950s Hong Kong”

Tze-ki Hon and Hok-yin Chan (City University of Hong Kong)

 

“Shallow River, Deep Divide: The Great Escape to Hong Kong, 1962”

ZHOU Taomo (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

 

“The Left, Right, and Middle in the Hong Kong Film Industry during the Cold War Era”

Vivian Lee (City University of Hong Kong)

 

April 14 (Saturday)

Panel 1: Cities and the Trans-Pacific Networks

“Wong Foon Chuck: A Cantonese Man Living in the Borderlands between the United States and Mexico”

Elliott Young (Lewis & Clark College, Oregon, USA)

 

“Circuits of Exchange, Social/Sexual Types, and Modernity in the Early 20th Century Mexico City”

Ryan Jones (SUNY-Geneseo, USA)

 

“Nga Lan Tai: A Trace of Qing Sino-foreign Trade Found in Cantonese Vernacular Literature”

CHING May Bo (City University of Hong Kong)

 

“Bridging Oceanic Communities: Chinese on the South Pacific Islands”

FEI Sheng (Sun Yat-sen University)

 

Panel 2: Cities and the East Asian Regional Networks

“Nostalgia and Its Discontents: Nanjing in Seventeenth-Century Chinese Literature and Visual Culture”

ZHAO Yingzhi (City University of Hong Kong)

 

Transporting Goods and Faith: The Chinese Merchant Community in Hakata, 1100 - 1300”

LI Yiwen (City University of Hong Kong)

 

“East Asian World Order: Japanese Sinologists’ Views of China’s Tributary System”

LIN Shaoyang (The University of Tokyo, Japan)

 

Panel 3: The Human and Logistic Networks in East and Southeast Asia

“十七世紀末的馬六甲與中國閩南移民的關係”

黃文斌(馬來西亞拉曼大學)

 

“孫中山之後的大亞洲主義:民國時期中國的日本認識”

村田雄二郎(日本東京大學)

 

“民國時期的法學和日本的關係——來自東京,流經上海、南京轉往重慶的 法學思潮”

中村元哉(日本津田塾大學)

 

“澳門博物館:十九世紀初英、印、中自然史知識流通網絡的重要節點”

戴麗娟(中央研究院)

 

All are welcome to attend the conference. For paper abstracts and the details of the conference, please visit http://cah.cityu.edu.hk/event/GlobalCities2018/.

Contact Info: 

Professor Tze-ki Hon

Department of Chinese and History, City University of Hong Kong

Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong 

 

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