University of Chicago professor to discuss the East Asian Modern at Vassar College, February 5
Prasenjit Duara, professor of history and East Asian languages at the University of Chicago, will speak on "Manchukuo and the Frontiers of the East Asian Modern" on Monday, February 5, at 5:30 p.m. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Spitzer Auditorium, Sanders Classroom Building, Vassar College. There will be a reception in Sanders Classroom Building preceding the lecture, at 5 p.m.
Duara is a noted scholar of the nation-state. His research interests include the social and cultural history of late imperial and modern China; comparative and theoretical study of nationalism; and the relationship of nationalism and transnationalism in East Asia. He is the author of two books: "Rescuing History from the Nation: Questioning Narratives of Modern China," and "Culture, Power, and the State: Rural North China, 1900-1942," for which he won two national awards: the American Historical Association's Fairbank prize and the Association for Asian Studies' Levenson prize.
This lecture is sponsored by the Program in Asian Studies, the Program in International Studies, the Department of History and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty. For more information call the Vassar College Program in Asian Studies at (845) 437-5504. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Cathy Jennings, Office of Campus Activities, (845) 437-5370, as far in advance as possible to request reasonable and appropriate accommodations for the event.
Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.