From East Asian History to Global Asias: A Conversation with Amy Stanley (Northwestern), Moderated by Jeffrey Wasserstrom
Monday, January 30, 4 pm to 5:15 pm, HG1030, in person only
This event will take the form of a dialogue between two historians who have recently been doing work that moves between different parts of Asia. The featured speaker will be Amy Stanley. The acclaimed author of Stranger in the Shogun's City and other important works on early modern Japan, she has begun to research and write about topics that take her forward in time into the twentieth century and involve other parts of Asia. Her interlocutor will be Jeffrey Wasserstrom of UCI's History Department, who is now working on the links between protest surges in East Asia and Southeast Asia in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Much of this session will be set aside for members of the audience to ask questions of Professor Stanley, as well as to offer brief descriptions of their own projects that move between different parts of Asia or between Asia and other parts of the world.
The event is cosponsored by UCI's Center for Asian Studies and UCI's Global Asias Research Cluster. Professor Stanley's visit to Southern California is made possible by support from the Association for Asian Studies and from Saddleback College, where she will give a book talk at noon on January 30 (details about that here: https://www.saddleback.edu/events/book-talk-pulitzer-prize-finalist-dr-amy-stanley).