CONF Programme announcement | Print unbound: the making‌/‌unmaking of newspapers and periodicals in Asia

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January 9, 2020 to January 10, 2020
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Communication, Business History / Studies, South Asian History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies
Programme announcement for the conference

Print unbound: the making/unmaking of newspapers and periodicals in Asia

2-day international conference to be held at the Royal Asiatic Society, London 
9–10 January 2020
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Keynote speakers:

AMELIA BONEA (University of Heidelberg) 
‘The craving for fresh news was then not general’: technologies and politics of news-making in colonial India and beyond

ANDREW OTIS (University of Maryland)
Hicky’s Bengal Gazette: the story behind India’s first newspaper

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All speakers:

(TBC) SARAH ABDULLAH (Lahore College for Women University) 
Tahzib-e Niswan, Muslim women, and print culture in colonial India

PAUL BEVAN (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford)
National Salvation Daily, a Chinese wartime newspaper: fighting for victory through word and image

SABERA BHAYAT (University of Warwick) 
The role of Urdu periodicals in the Indian Muslim women’s movement, 1898–1961

(TBC) RIGZIN CHODON (Independent scholar) 
Early twentieth century missionary newspapers in Ladakh and Kyelang

SOLVIG CHOI (Independent scholar) 
A shrimp between whales: silencing a voice for Korean independence

MICK DENECKERE (Ghent University) 
Buddhism in print: Japanese Buddhists and the periodical press in the early Meiji period

ANNA ELIZABETH HERREN (University of Zurich) 
The Missouri ‘news monopoly’ in Shanghai: journalism education and colonial narratives in early twentieth century China

HEPHZIBAH ISRAEL (University of Edinburgh) 
Scripting ‘public opinion’ through translation: the bilingual Uttaya Tarakai of Jaffna

JOHN JENKS (Dominican University, Illinois) 
British and American covert news operations in India: a case study of Forum World Features and Near and Far Eastern News, 1952–1974

JOEL JOOS (University of Kochi) 
The 1882 ‘Newspaper Funerals’ in Kōchi (Japan): visualizing dissent in regional Japan

ADELAIDE VIEIRA MACHADO (Universidade de São Paulo) 
Armando Menezes, an intellectual, a journalist, a writer: intertextualities in The Goan World

SUDIPTO MITRA (Royal Holloway, University of London) 
Mightier than the planter’s gun? Print activism and the movement against indentured labour in colonial India

SHUBHRA RAY (University of Delhi) 
The politics of regulatory regimes and the periodical press in colonial French India: the case of the prohibition of Prajabandhu in 1889

DONALD SANTACATERINA (University of North Carolina) 
‘Making the paper come alive’: newspaper reading groups, the People’s Daily, and socialist news cultures in China

NATHAN SHOCKEY (Bard College, New York) 
Representation on the front lines: the Sino-Japanese War and the modern Japanese paper empire

EMILIE TAKAYAMA (Harvard Business School) 
Journal of Business Girls: opportunities and limitations for working women in interwar Japan

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For the full list of speakers and abstracts of the talks, please see:

To attend the conference, registration (£30) in advance is required. Refreshments will be served during the conference.


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