The department is pleased to announce that Madeleine Zelin, Dean Lung Professor of Chinese Studies, has been elected a trustee of the Business History Conference, a scholarly organization devoted to encouraging all aspects of research, writing, and teaching about business history and the environment in which businesses operate. Professor Zelin has been a leader in the field of Chinese economic and business history and in bringing work on Chinese business history to the wider audience of business historians as a teacher and mentor. She is also a longstanding member of the editorial board of the Business History Conference’s journal, Enterprise and Society. Please join us in congratulating Professor Zelin on this well-deserved honor.
Columbia undergraduates are invited to attend our open house on Tuesday, February 26 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in 403 Kent Hall. There will be a Q&A session led by EALAC faculty for those interested in the East Asian Studies major or concentration, and current majors and concentrators will be present to help answer questions as well. Food will be served.
We hope that you will join us for friends, food, and information that could help you choose your field of study!
The Annual Columbia Graduate Student Conference on East Asia will be held on Columbia University from February 15-16th at Kent Hall. This two-day conference provides students from institutions around the world with the opportunity to meet and share research with their peers.
Over sixty presenters and discussants will cross national, temporal, and disciplinary boundaries to critically interrogate the categories that both bind and sub-divide East Asian studies. Panels will run in split sessions throughout both days, and range over an impressive variety of topics, including, “Commodities in the Global Age,” “State and Society in Imperial Japan,” “Imaging Techniques and the Birth of Modern China,” “Repressed Voices in the Second Sino-Japanese War,” “Sites of Religion in the Premodern World,” “The Politics of Performing Femininity,” and “Koreas in the Postwar World.”