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Workshop on Print in a Global Context: Japan and the World

A day-long conference presented by the The USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute -- with several presentations about China

Friday, October 24, 2008
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Social Science Building 250 [SOS 250]
Los Angeles, CA


Lunch will be provided.

During the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 academic years, the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute will host a series of international seminars examining the global rise of print.

Suggested reading for the first workshop: Mary Elizabeth Berry, Japan in Print: Information and Nation in the Early Modern Period (U. California Pr., 2007); Cynthia Brokaw, “Book History in Premodern China: The State of the Discipline I,” Book History, 10 (2007), 253-290.  

9:30 am - 12 noon: Comparing Japan, China, and Europe

KAI WING CHOW, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Publicity, Publics, and Print: Steles and Law in Qing China”
LYNN STRUVE, University of Indiana, “Print, Manuscript, and News of Disaster”
SEAN ROBERTS, USC, “Map, Image, Manuscript, Print in the Early Modern Mediterranean”
KYUNG MOON HWANG, USC, “Print in Korea: An Introduction”
JACK WILLS, USC, “Print and Polycentrism: Chinese Perspectives on Early Modern Europe and Japan”
PETER MANCALL, USC, “How Hakluyt Knew”

1:30 - 4:30: Reflections and Departures  

MARY ELIZABETH BERRY, UC Berkeley, “Japan in Print in Global Contexts”
DAVID ZARET, University of Indiana, “Print and the Creation of an Active Public”
CHARLOTTE FURTH, USC, “Print Before Print Culture: Reflections on the Early History of Texts and Their Duplication”
NILE GREEN, UCLA, “Islam and South Asia” (introduction to later seminars)  

Co-sponsored by the USC College, the Huntington Library, the USC East Asian Studies Center and the Mellon Foundation.

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