Spring 2018 Schedule

CASE Spring 2018 Schedule

Everyone is welcome to participate in our events. Please contact mefrank2 [at] illinois [dot] edu if you would like a copy of the readings in advance.

Wednesday, March 21: Kick-off session (organizing members only)
Presenter: Liao Yue

Wednesday, March 28, FLB 2050: Rice in History
Introduction: Mark Frank, “Riziculture in History”
Presenter: Joshua Levy, “Rice paddies as racial borderland: status and belonging on Japanese Pohnpei”
Respondent: Rod Wilson

Wednesday, April 4, FLB 2050: Agricultural Modernization in the Early 20th Century
Presenters:
1) Ruisheng Zhang, Purdue University, “American Engagement with China’s Agricultural Modernization during the Republic of China—A Study on the North China Council for Rural Reconstruction ”
2) Spencer Stewart, University of Chicago, ““A Community Crop”: Science and Society in the Making of Shandong’s Cotton Economy, 1918-1937 ”
Respondent: Mark Frank (Zhang and Stewart also respond to each other)

Wednesday, April 18, FLB 2050: Contemporary Agricultural Development
Presenter: Depeng Shan, Southwest University for Nationalities, “Agricultural development and poverty reduction in China”
Respondent:  Changyan Peng

Saturday, April 21, location TBD: CASE Symposium!
Keynote speaker: Peter Lavelle, Temple University, “Chinese Agriculture in the Age of High Imperialism”