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China and the Asian World: A Contemporary History

A Contemporary History

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Lecture by Prasenjit Duara, Duke University

Prasenjit Duara is the Oscar Tang Chair of East Asian Studies at Duke University. Born and educated in India, he received his PhD in Chinese history from Harvard University. He was Professor and chairman of History at University of Chicago (1991-2008) and Raffles Professor and Director of Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore (2008-2015). He was the President of the American Association for Asian Studies (2019-20).

His books include Culture, Power and the State: Rural North China, 1900-1942 (Stanford Univ Press) winner of Fairbank Prize of the AHA and Levenson Prize of the AAS, USA, Rescuing History from the Nation (U Chicago 1995), Sovereignty and Authenticity: Manchukuo and the East Asian Modern (Rowman 2003) and The Crisis of Global Modernity: Asian Traditions and a Sustainable Future (Cambridge 2014). He was awarded the doctor philosophiae honoris causa from the University of Oslo in 2017.

This public webinar is presented in conjunction with the UCLA fall course "Asian Community: Intra-Asian Migration, Diaspora-Homeland Interaction, and Identity Formation," with generous funding from the Eurasia Foundation (from Asia).

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Published: Tuesday, June 22, 2021