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April 2016

Farina Mir: “Reconsidering Modernity in an Indian Vernacular: Punjabi Literature and the Writing of Colonial History”

April 21, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
SSMS 2135, Social Sciences and Media Studies Building
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
flyer for Farina Mir: "Reconsidering Modernity in an Indian Vernacular: Punjabi Literature and the Writing of Colonial History"

FARINA MIR University of Michigan, Associate Professor of History KAPANY ENDOWMENT VISITING LECTURE SERIES About the Talk This talk considers the literary history of one Indian vernacular tradition, Punjabi, to interrogate assumptions about the temporality of literary history embedded in today’s normative mode of writing the history of literature, assumptions critically linked to notions of modernity. Identifying at least two types of temporality in existing literary history, an even temporality, on the one hand, and one that emphasizes rupture, on…

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November 2016

Professor Timon Screech (SOAS) speaks on “God, Art, and Money in the First English Voyages to Japan, 1611-1623”

November 2, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
SSMS 2135, Social Sciences and Media Studies Building
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
tokugawa-ieyasu illustration from sometime between 1611-23

Please join the RFG Reinventing Japan in welcoming Professor Timon Screech (SOAS, University College London) to campus on November 2, 2016. Professor Screech will be presenting his new work on “The Shogun’s Silver Telescope: God, Art, and Money in the First English Voyages to Japan, 1611-1623.” The talk will be held in SSMS 2135 at 4pm on November 2, 2016.   Co-sponsored by the departments of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, History, Economics, History of Art and Architecture, Global…

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June 2017

Talk by David Ambaras on Nakamura Sueko, Pirate Queen

June 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
SSMS 2135, Social Sciences and Media Studies Building
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

David R. Ambaras is a scholar of late nineteenth and early twentieth century Japanese history. His first book, Bad Youth: Juvenile Delinquency and the Politics of Everyday Life in Japan (University of California, 2005), examined the development of the modern Japanese state through the policing of urban youth. His second book project, from which this talk is drawn, examines the transgressive mobilities of prostitutes, peddlers, and other marginalized individuals who circulated between China and Japan under the Japanese Empire. Ambaras…

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April 2018

Free

International Conference, “Ancient China in a Eurasian Context”

April 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - April 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
SSMS 2135, Social Sciences and Media Studies Building
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Please join us for our international conference from April 20-21 at UCSB (SSMS 2135), “Ancient China in a Eurasian Context!” The goal of our conference is to place the history and archaeology of early China in a Eurasian context, through papers that either address “connections” across Eurasia, or “comparisons” between China and other cultures in West Asia and Europe. Highlights include a keynote by Jessica Rawson of Oxford on the role of the steppe in the rise of the Qin…

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