di 06 jun|
Decolonizing Historiography of China
Inner Asia Colloquium
Time & Location
06 jun 2023 14:00
About the Event
Standard narratives present "China" as a continuous entity since ancient times, attaining its current territorial shape through cultural osmosis rather than military force, and presiding over a peaceful Sinocentric system maintained through Confucian deference. Yet, as readers of Chinese history know: wars and conquest have been no less common in China than anywhere else; state backed migrations by Chinese into "frontiers" have displaced indigenous peoples in ways reminiscent of European settler colonialism, and the legacy of this expansion remains problematic decades after the establishment of the People's Republic of China in the territory of the former Qing empire.
The invited speaker is James A. Millward, Professor of lnter-societal History at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.
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