CFP: Have You Eaten Yet? The History and Culture of Food in East Asia

The University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies is pleased to announce the call for papers for “Have You Eaten Yet? The History and Culture of Food in East Asia,” a conference to be held at the University of San Francisco on Thursday and Friday, October 17-18, 2019.

With this conference, the Center aims to promote research and academic discussion on issues related to the history and culture of food in East Asia (China, Japan, and Korea). Proposed themes include:

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CFP 3rd "World Conference of Chinese Studies" Aug 24-27 jointly held in Germany & France (Paris) - Deadline for Registration & Abstracts March 31, 2019

Conference: 3rd World Conference of Chinese Studies 2019
Dates: August 24-29, 2019, at Witten University, Germany (panels August 24-25) and in Paris, France (panels August 26-27, visit of Confucius Institute and Université Paris VII Paris Diderot August 28-29)

議程:2019年8月24日至29日召開,8月13日報到, 24日-25日下午學術研討會,26日去法國巴黎,26日下午至27日學術研討會及閉幕, 28日-29日 拜訪大學和孔子學院, 30日離會。

Re: February Handgrenade of the Month 2019

Re: Patricia Roberts-Miller's question:

There are two possible ways of reconciling the "we could have won" narratives with the problem of China. One is to assume that China would not actually have fought the United States to defend North Vietnam, so the Americans were actually free to do as they pleased in Vietnam without serious risk of triggering a war with China. See for example Mark Moyar, Triumph Forsaken, pp. 320-21 and 500-501, for comments along these lines on Chinese policy in the period 1964-65.

Re: February Handgrenade of the Month 2019

John Kuehn, I also liked Allen Whiting's book The Chinese Calculus of Deterrence, but recent scholarship indicates Whiting was seriously underestimating the size of the forces the Chinese put into North Vietnam. The peak Chinese military strength in North Vietnam seems to have been 170,000, not 55,000. (The figure 320,000 in some sources is a cumulative total of all the Chinese who were in North Vietnam during any part of the war, analogous to the figures of over 2,000,000 for Americans who served in Vietnam).


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