Violence, Atrocity and Conflict: New Research from East Asia in Comparative Perspective with Europe

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Speakers: Wolf Gruner, Jeff Snyder-Reinke, Tobias Metzler, Chan Yang, Amy King

A Workshop Event 

11am: Welcome, Lucina Ho Seminar Room 

11.15am‒1pm: Jeff Snyder-Reinke (The College of Idaho): ‘Infant Burial and Atrocity in Eighteenth Century China.’ Tobias Metzler (Thammasat University): ‘The “Yellow Peril” and the Emergence of Global Fear.’ 

1-2.15pm: Break 

2.15-4pm, Lucina Ho Seminar Room: Chan Yang (Wuhan University) ‘Chinese perceptions and historiography of the Sino-Japanese War, 1931-45.’ Amy King (Australian National University): ‘The Legacy of War: Postwar Ideas of Economic and Political Change in Asia and Beyond.’ 

4-5pm: Break 

5pm, Lecture Theatre: Keynote address from Wolf Gruner (Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies and Professor of History, Director, USC Shoah Foundation, University of Southern California): ‘A Twisted Road: the History of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, its European Origin and its Comparative Future.’ Followed by comment from Rana Mitter (Oxford), on ‘The historiography of World War II and the Holocaust in China and Europe: comparisons and contrasts.’

All Welcome!