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“Knowledge Production in Twentieth Century China and Beyond”

April 28, 2017 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm

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“Knowledge Production in Twentieth Century China and Beyond”

Read a SSRC article about Chris Chang’s archival work here.

Cao Nanping, Fudan University
Chris Chang, Columbia University
John Chen, Columbia University
Rob Culp, Bard College
Benjamin Elman, Princeton University
Jin Guangyao, Fudan University
Eugenia Lean, Columbia University
Pi Guoli, Zhongyuan University
Sigrid Schmalzer, UMass Amherst
Wang Chengzhi, Columbia University Libraries
Shellen Wu, University of Tennessee
Zhang Li, School of Humanities, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Zhang Qing, Fudan University
Zhang Zhongmin, Fudan University
Dongxin Zou, Columbia University

Friday, April 28, 2017: 8:45 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, April 29, 2017: 9:00 AM – 4:15 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 918
No registration required.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Science and Society, the C.V. Starr East Asian Library, the Confucius Institute, Fudan University, and Zhongyuan University


Friday, April 28:

Opening comments (8:45-9:00)

Panel I: Changing Systems of Knowledge in the Late Qing (9:00-10:30)

Chaired by Eugenia Lean 林郁沁

Cao Nanping 曹南屏, Fudan University复旦大学: “Reclassifying Knowledge: Interactions between Literati-elites and Book Market after the Reform of Civil Service Examinations in Late Qing Period.”《重整知识:清末科举改制后的考试内容、出版市场与读书人群体》

Zhang Zhongmin 张仲民, Fudan University 复旦大学: “’The medium that ruins the country:’ Liang Qichao and Reading Culture in Late Qing and Republican China.”《“亡国之媒”:梁启超与清末民初的阅读文化》

Tea (10:30-10:45)


Panel II: New Media and New Forms of Knowledge (10:45-12:15)

Chaired by Rob Culp 高哲

Zhang Qing 章清, Fudan University 复旦大学: “Professionalization of Historical Knowledge: From the Reform of the Civil Examination System to the Compilation of Textbooks.” 《史学知识的专业化:从科举改制到教科书的编写》

Eugenia Lean林郁沁, Columbia University哥伦比亚大学: “Expertise and Knowledge Production in Chen Diexian’s “Common Knowledge for the Household” Column [1917-1927]”《陈碟仙〈家庭常识〉中的专业技能与知识生产,1917-1927》


Panel III: Republican Medical Regimes (1:30-3:00)

Chaired by Zhang Zhongmin 张仲民

Pi Guoli 皮國立, Zhongyuan University Taiwan 台湾中原大学: “Extraordinary Times: The Intervention of Chinese Medicine in the Discourse of War and National Plight.” 《非常時期》(1937-1945)中醫團體涉入戰爭與國難之論述》

John Chen 陈泽汉, Columbia University 哥伦比亚大学: “From ‘Insulting the Religion’ to ‘Saving the Nation’: Modern Chinese Muslims’ Rediscovery and Politicization of Islamic Medicine.”《从“侮教”到“救国”:民国时期中国穆斯林对伊斯兰医药学之追回及政治化》

Tea (3:00-3:30)


Panel IV: Engaging the Natural World (3:30-5:00)

Chaired by Sigrid Schmalzer 舒喜乐

Rob Culp高哲一, Bard College 巴德学院: “Defining ‘Nature’ (ziran) in Late Qing and Republican China.”  《在晚清和民国时期定义自然》

Shellen Wu 吴晓, University of Tennessee 田纳西大学: “Eden on the Frontiers: Cultivating Agricultural Knowledge on the Western Frontiers, 1920-1960.”  《 边疆的伊甸园:在西部边疆培育农学知识》


Saturday, April 29:

Panel V: The Politicization and Administration of Knowledge (9:00-11:15)

Chaired by Zhang Qing 章清

Jin Guangyao 金光耀, Fudan University 复旦大学: “Political Stand and Historical Record: Analysis of Three Chronicles of Fudan University in the Cultural Revolution.” 《政治立场与历史记录:对三本复旦文革大事记的分析》

Zhang Li 张藜, School of Humanities, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences 中国科学院大学人文学院 (with Zhao Tao 赵涛(中国科学院自然科学史研究所)CAS Natural Science History Institute), “The Office for Science in the Central Propaganda Department and the Rise of Scientific Dialectics, 1951-1966.”《中宣部科学处与自然辩证法学科的兴起:1951-1966年》

Chris Chang 張建明, Columbia University 哥伦比亚大学: “The Afterlife of Documents: Archival Imagination in the Early PRC.”《文件再出发:解放后的档案新路》

PRC Posters Presentation at Kress Seminar Room, Kent Hall 300, C.V. Starr East Asian Library (11:30-12:30)

Wang Chengzhi 王成志, Columbia University Libraries 哥伦比亚大学东亚图书馆: “Ephemera Collection on Chinese Science, Technology, Law, and Society”


Panel VI: Knowledge Across Borders (1:30-3:00)

Chaired by Jin Guangyao 金光耀

Sigrid Schmalzer 舒喜乐, UMass Amherst 麻省大学安默斯特校区:《层层积累:经验、生 态、工程、遗产与(尤其是)历史在中国北方梯田知识生产的作用》“Layer upon Layer: Experience, Ecology, Engineering, Heritage, and (most of all) History in the Production of Knowledge on North China’s Terraces.”

Dongxin Zou  邹冬心, Columbia University 哥伦比亚大学: “Experimenting with Socialist Medicine and the Chinese Imagination of North Africa, 1960s-1970s.”  《社会主义医学试验和中国的北非想象,1960-1970》

Tea (3:00-3:15)


Closing Roundtable (3:15-4:15)

Chaired by Eugenia Lean 林郁沁 and Rob Culp高哲一

Benjamin Elman 艾爾曼, Princeton University 普林斯顿大学

Zhang Qing 章清, Fudan University 复旦大学



April 28, 2017
8:45 am - 5:00 pm
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