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.
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.
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.
Gender: Birth Control in China –
Join us, as Sarah Mellors discusses birth control in China during the early Communist era. Learn how Chinese families thought about and practiced birth control before the One-Child Policy.
Introductions: The Promise and Limitations of Transnational Intellectual History –
Professor Viren Murthy discusses intellectual history, capitalism, and both the possibilities and limitations of transnational history.
Introductions: A Transnational Approach to Chinese History & Diaspora Studies –
From her perspective on diaspora studies, Shelly Chan answers our question, “What is transnational history?”