Chinese Studies Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series

September 24, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Mānoa Campus, CKS Auditorium & History Dept. Library Add to Calendar

Fall 2012 Confucius Institute at UHM Distinguished Speaker Lecture


Kenneth Pomeranz, University Professor of History, University of Chicago

President-elect, American Historical Association

Author of The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy

(winner of the 2001 John K. Fairbank Book Prize in East Asian History), and

The Making of a Hinterland: State, Society, and Economy in Inland North China, 1853–1937

(winner of the 1994 John K. Fairbank Book Prize in East Asian History)

in two public lectures

“Late Imperial Legacies: Land, Water and the Dynamics of Chinese Economic Development”

Monday, September 24, 3:30–5:00 p.m.

Center for Korean Studies Auditorium, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Reception to follow.


“Populating China’s Southwest Frontier: ‘Han’ and ‘Minority’ in Qing Political Economy and Global History”

Tuesday, September 25, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Sakamaki Hall A201 (History Department Library)

Cosponsored with the UHM Department of History

Professor Pomeranz developed his interest in China as a student at Cornell University, where he received a BA in history in 1980. A course on China prompted his interest in studying comparisons between societies. He became a graduate student of China at Yale University, where he studied under pre-eminent China historian Jonathan Spence. Pomeranz joined the faculty at the University of California, Irvine after receiving his PhD in 1988, and moved to the U of Chicago in July, 2012.

The Confucius Institute at UHM Distinguished Speaker Lectures are free and open to the public.

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