The TransAsia and the World podcast features interviews with scholars about Asian and transnational history. Established and early-career scholars discuss historical questions, scholarship, and contemporary issues with University of Wisconsin-Madison’s team of graduate student editors.

Recent Episodes

  • Justin Tse Photo

    Interview with Justin Tse

    Justin Tse discusses the trans-Pacific lives of Cantonese Protestants, his approach to the study of Asian American history and religion, and the 2014 Hong Kong Umbrella Movement.

  • Photo of Joseph Ho

    Interview with Joseph Ho

    Joseph Ho discusses the history of photography and film-making in early twentieth century China through the lens of American missionaries of various Christian denominations who served in the country.

  • Photo of Kathleen Gutierrez

    Interview with Kathleen Gutierrez

    Kathleen Gutierrez discusses the politics of nomenclature and binomial naming systems for plants in the Philippines during the early twentieth century.

  • Photo of Tom Mullaney

    Interview with Tom Mullaney

    Professor Tom Mullaney discusses how thinking about technology changes how we understand Asian and global history. Learn about grand narratives in the history of science, the importance of studying low-impact inventions, and how systems of knowledge, practice and politics are embodied in everyday technologies.

  • Photo of Lin Li

    Interview with Lin Li

    Gender: The Transnational Redress Movement - Join us, as Lin Li discusses the politics of historical memory around Comfort Women in East Asia. Learn how their efforts have always crossed national boundaries, flummoxing ideas like national tragedy and memory.

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TransAsia and the World is produced by graduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. See “About the Editors” to learn more about our current team.

Our sponsors include the UW History Department and the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS). Podcast artwork was created by Katherine Randle.