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Translocal Melancholy: Ba Jin’s Anarcho-Humanism in Republican Shanghai

Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240 2204 Erwin Rd., Durham, NC 27708 United States, NC

Ba Jin (1904-2005) is one of the most celebrated authors of twentieth-century China. Most widely known for his novel Family (first serialized in 1931), Ba Jin was an anarchist inspired by Kropotkin and Bakunin who corresponded with such prominent international … Continued

The Sacred Grove and the City: Analysis of Preferences in India’s National Capital Region

Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240 2204 Erwin Rd., Durham, NC 27708 United States, NC

The Global Asia Initiative Environmental Humanities Series David Grace proposes to present findings from his 2016 survey of residents living near four sacred grove sites at various levels of urbanization in India’s National Capital Region and its southern periphery. This … Continued

Theorizing Colonial Cinemas

Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240 2204 Erwin Rd., Durham, NC 27708 United States, NC

This international workshop brings together scholars and archivists who are seriously engaged in the films of the early twentieth century and their divided legacies and afterlives in Asia. Together we reexamine the lived and imagined experiences of modernity in these … Continued

Metamorphosis: The Imperial Transformation of Lower Burma, 1850-1940

Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240 2204 Erwin Rd., Durham, NC 27708 United States, NC

In this presentation, connections are made between and among a broad array of changes associated with British imperial control in Lower Burma. Not only did the advent of British control lead to well-known changes in political authority and economic structure/orientation, but also … Continued

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