PhD Candidate in History Yasser Nasser Publishes, "Making Friends and Making ‘Asia’: Sino-Indian Friendship, 1947–1957"

The Department of History's Yasser Nasser was recently published in Past & Present.  His article, "Making Friends and Making ‘Asia’: Sino-Indian Friendship, 1947–1957," draws on a rich collection of sources across numerous countries.  Yasser argues that by invoking both China and India's colonial past and dreams of a shared postcolonial future, the India-China Friendship Association (ICFA) and its backers in the Indian state promoted Sino-Indian friendship as the blueprint for a peaceful, decolonized Asia capable of creating a better world. 

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PhD Candidate Yujie Li Published in Twentieth-Century China

The Department of History's Yujie Li was recently published in Twentieth-Century China, a refereed scholarly journal that publishes new research on China’s long twentieth century.  Yujie's article, "Birth of the Phoenix: Petty Capitalists in the Socialist Transformation of the Shanghai Bicycle Industry," explores the technological dimension of Shanghai’s socialist transformation. It does so through a case study of the bicycle industry, tracing the industry’s standardization and consolidation from the early 1950s to the 1960s.

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UChicago Center for East Asian Studies Awarded Over $1.9 Million in Grants From U.S. Department of Education

The University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) has been awarded over $1.9 million from the U.S. Department of Education for the period of 2022 to 2026. 

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CEAS Lecture Series (2022-2023)

An initiative that advances the Center’s mission in fostering dialogue and interdisciplinary collaboration, this annual public lecture series presents eminent scholars who concentrate on the study of East Asia in a variety of disciplines.

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