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Fabric of Sensibilities: Extraordinary Diseases in Mid-18th Century Japan 2020.03.05

Note different time and location CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, March 5 at 11am CASE Building room E351 with Clarence Lee Scholars of medical history have often taken the Edo period as a transitory period from so-called “earlier” sinitic medicine to more scientific modes of biomedical knowledge. Instead of subscribing to this teleological narrative, this presentation attempts to analyze the emergence of what Minamoto Ryoen has called “empirical-rational knowledge” amongst the...
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Technologies of Terror Capitalism: The Turn to Uyghur 'Reeducation' in Northwest China 2020.03.12

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, March 12 at 12:30pm CASE Building, Room W311 with Darren Byler This talk examines the role of surveillance technologies in a Turkic Muslim “reeducation” camp system in Northwest China to make a broader argument about a turn toward sociotechnical security systems around the world. It considers the roles played by qualitative data collection, digital media surveillance and biometric control in the rise of what it names...
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Improper Contact: the Liberal Imaginary of Communication in Japan 2020.04.02

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, April 2 at 12:30pm CASE Building, room W311 with Shunsuke Nozawa While the idea of “harassment” has been part of the Japanese public vocabulary since the 1980s, diverse applications of the idea in recent years have produced various neologisms for talking about scenes of harmful social contact, ranging from now fairly well-known expressions like “power harassment” to those yet to catch on widely (e.g. “smell harassment”)...
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Glacial archaeology and human use of high altitudes in the Mongolian Altai 2020.04.16

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, April 16 at 12:30pm CASE Building, room W311 with Will Taylor, Assistant Professor of Anthropology From early human dispersals to the rise of Genghis Khan, Mongolia's high mountains have played a key role in some of humanity's most important social and environmental transitions. However, a coherent understanding of the region's past is hampered by the scarcity of the archaeological record, which has been worn thin through...
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Struggle on the Roof of the World: The Sino-Indian Border Conflict from a Historical Perspective 2020.04.30

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, April 30 at 12:30pm CASE Building, room W313 with Reed Chervin The border conflict between China and India remains one of the world's most intractable issues. Drawing on oral history interviews and recently declassified documents from dozens of archives, my talk examines the historical roots of this conflict. I will also discuss its international impact as well as the present situation at the border. A light...