April 2018--Korea, Historically Troublesome?

John Kuehn Blog Post

April  2018--Korea, Historically Troublesome?

by John T. Kuehn

All eyes, or at least many eyes, are focused on Korea these days, especially its northern component.  Recently, I, too, wrote about a war that might erupt, although not the one many forecaste.  https://taskandpurpose.com/china-russia-2020-war/ 

125 years ago Korea entered the spotlight of military history, for the first time for many westerners, during the Sino-Japanese War, a war about who would come to dominate Korea.  Japan won that one, but it only caused another power to intervene, Russia.  Another war was fought a few years

The Curse and Blessing of the Missing Shanghai Mixed Court Archives

Nurfadzilah Yahaya Blog Post

Our first blogger this Fall is Fei-Hsien Wang, Assistant Professor of modern China in the Department of History in Indiana University Bloomington. She can be contacted at feihwang@indiana.edu. Her post touches on the difficulty of crafting a narrative with disparate, and sometimes, even missing court records - something most of us could certainly relate to. Fei-Hsien's research revolves around the relationship between knowledge, commerce, and political authority in modern East Asia, especially China. Her current book manuscript, Hunting Pirates in the Middle Kingdom, explores how copyright was

Jedidiah J. Kroncke’s book The Futility of Law and Development: China and the Dangers of Exporting American Law (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016) would be of interest to readers of this blog. Kroncke, currently Professor of Law at Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School at São Paulo, examines the historical role of US-China relations in the formation of modern American legal internationalism and the decline of American legal comparativism.


For a detailed review by the book by Aziz Rana, see http://legalhist.jotwell.com/legal-export-and-the-transformation-of-american-identity/


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