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Peter Perdue 12:30 p.m. Lunch Talk and 4:00 p.m Workshop

Taliaferro Hall, Room 2110
Monday, February 3, 2014 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

During the month of February, the UMD Department of History will be conducting a series of interviews to hire a historian of pre-modern China.  To learn more about the state of the field in Chinese History, the Department invited noted historian of China, Peter Perdue, to campus on February 3rd.

At 4:00 p.m. in Taliaferro 2110 Professor Peter Perdue (Yale) presented a paper titled "Transnational History and Comparative Imperial History: Ships Passing in the Night?"  About two dozen faculty and students attended and Professor Sarah Cameron provided comments.


There was also a lunchtime workshop for faculty and graduate students 12:30 noon-2:00 p.m. to discuss the state of Chine Studies in KEY2120 (the Merrill Room).  

Peter Perdue focuses on East Asian environmental and frontier history. He is the author of Exhausting the Earth: State and Peasant in Hunan, 1500-1850 A.D. (1987); China Marches West: The Qing Conquest of Central Eurasia (2005); and he is coeditor of two books on empires: Imperial Formations (2007) and Shared Histories of Modernity: China, India, and the Ottoman Empire (2008). His research interests lie in modern Chinese and Japanese social and economic history, history of frontiers, and world history. He is a recipient of the 1988 Edgerton Award and the James A. Levitan Prize at MIT. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2007.

 

Interview with Peter Perdue conducted by Yale's MacMillan Center

Amazon reviews of China Marches West

Harvard Press' website for China Marches West

Review of China Marches West by L. J. Newby in the Times Higher Education