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East Asian Cities and Globalisation: The Past in the Present

University of Warwick, July 9-10, 2011


Friday July 8: Arrival

Greeting reception (optional) at Scarman 5:30-7:00

Dinner at Scarman 7:00


Saturday July 9: Millburn House

9:30: Coffee

9:45-10:00: Welcome

10-12 Panel 1:  Chinese Cities and Globalization: Representations Past and Present

Chair: Miriam Kingsberg


Toby Lincoln, University of Leicester

Chinese Urban Visions: The Birth of Urban Sociology in China

Tong Lam, University of Toronto

Rethinking Globality: The Geography of Exclusion in Post-Socialist China

Maurizio Marinelli, China Research Centre, UTS

Urban Transformation and Global Ambitions in Tianjin: The Politics of Beauty in the ‘Expo of World Architecture’


12-1:15 Lunch


1:15-2:40 Panel 2: Products and Place

Chair: Christian Hess

Miriam Kingsberg, University of Colorado/Harvard

Opium, Imperialism and Globalization in Japanese Dairen, 1905-1932: The Poppy and the Acacia

Greg de St. Maurice, University of Pittsburgh

Raiding the World Pantry to Cook in the Local Kitchen: A Case Study of Kyoto’s Global Connectivity


2:40-3:00 coffee


3:00-5:00 Panel 3: The Foreign Presence

Chair: Toby Lincoln

Lien Ling-ling, Institute of Modern History, Academica Sinica, Taiwan

Promoting the Foreign: Advertising of Department Stores in Republican Shanghai

Klaus Dittrich, Research Institute of Comparative History and Culture, Hangyang University, Seoul

The Foreign Community of Seoul and Jemulpo, 1880-1910: Harbingers of a Global City?

Vincent Ho, University of Macau

A Neglected Early Glocalization in East Asia: Macau and cosmopolitanism before Fin de Siecle


Drinks at Scarman (optional)


6:30 Depart for dinner at Kenilworth Loch Fyne


Sunday July 10: Millburn House


9:30 Coffee


10-12 Panel 4: Re-globalization


Jieheerah Yun, UC Berkeley

Re-Globalizing Seoul: Construction of the Dongdaemun Market as ‘the World Design Market’

Christian Hess, University of Warwick

Global Dalian: Imperialist and Socialist Legacies


12-1 Lunch


1:00-2:30 Roundtable Discussion (Wasserstrom, Hess)


Dinner on campus at 6:00