Histories of the Present: Postimperial Asia in the World

Burdick-Vary Symposium

Friday, March 10, 2017
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Pyle Center

Session One – 10:00-12:30 – “Neo-Nationalisms and Empire”

  • Daniel Ussishkin, UW
  • Francine Hirsch, UW
  • Laird Boswell, UW
  • Louise Young, UW
  • Viren Murthy, UW

Session Two: –  2:00-4:30 – East Asian Regionalisms

  • Sayuri Shimizu, Rice University
  • Shelly Chan, UW
  • Anne Hansen, UW
  • Kim Brandt, Columbia University
  • Charles Kim, UW

How has the history of imperialism and colonialism brought us to the current conjuncture? This symposium brings together specialists from different fields to rethink possibilities for a critical history of the East Asian present within the larger context of the postimperial world. We plan morning and afternoon sessions for a one-day symposium. Each session will be composed of five speakers making short (15-20 minute) presentations.

Reception to follow.

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