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The Legitimation of Early Modern States: England (1530-1750), Japan (1660-1895), and China (1720-1895)

A joint workshop with the Global History and Culture Centre

Please contact Amy Evans (GHCC secretary) if you have any queries Amy dot Evans at warwick dot ac dot uk

Wednesday 24th October 2018

IAS seminar room, Millburn House, University of Warwick


2.15pm start (coffee available from 1.45)

  • Wenkai He (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) ‘The Legitimation of Early Modern States and Popular Petitions: England (1550-1640), Japan (1660-1858), and China (1720-1840)’
  • Oleg Benesch (University of York) ‘The Civil Duties of the Martial State: Warrior Rule and Popular Protest in Early Modern Japan’ 
  • Song-Chuan Chen (University of Warwick) ‘"Damn the Empires": Qing China’s Foreign Policy and State Legitimation in Canton‘

4.15-4.45 tea

  • Kiri Paramore (Leiden University): 'Politics and Political Thought in the Mature Early Modern State (1650-1830)'
  • Mike Braddick (University of Sheffield) ‘The presentation of the self: the negotiation and naturalisation of power in early modern England’
  • Mark Knights (University of Warwick) ‘Anti-Corruption and the legitimisation of the early modern British state and empire’

6.15 dinner

1838 watercolour painting of Japanese famine

Watanabe Ryuzan Picture "Waste Rescuer's Salvation Diagram" 1838 (Tenpo 9) National Diet Library