Panels at AAS

Panels at AAS

This year the Manchu Studies Group is sponsoring two panels at the AAS

They are:

#159: “The Qing Bannermen and Their Everyday Life,” meeting on Friday between 5:15 PM and 7:15 PM in Room 611, which has the following papers:
1.”The Language of Sustenance: Making a Living as a Manchu Tutor in Nineteenth-Century Beijing”
Bingyu Zheng, Princeton University
2. “On the Road: Understandings and Experiences of the Road by ManchuBannermen in Qing China”
Huiying Chen, University of Illinois at Chicago
3. “Longing for Beijing: The Personal Correspondence of a Mongol Bannerman on the Qing Frontier”
David Porter, Harvard University
4. “Bannermen Community, Identity, and Heritage of North China from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century”
Yuanyuan Qiu, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
The discussant is Kent Guy.

#325: “Construction of the Early Manchu State: Manchus and Their Transnational Relations from Aspects of Economy and Ideology,” meeting on Sunday from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM in Room 614, which has the following papers:
1. “The Economy of Empire Building: The Jurchen Commercial Economy in the Early Qing Dynasty, 1583-1644”
Lin Sun, University of Oxford
2. “When Identity Conflicts with Political Reality: Chinese Officers and Their Manchu Emperor, 1627-1643”
Sung-Ying Tsai, National Taiwan University
3. “Representing “Chinese” and “Barbarians”: Liaodong Cultural Landscapes during the Ming-Qing Transition” Period from Korean Envoys’ Perspective
Jing Liu, Syracuse Univerisity
The discussant is Nicola Di Cosmo.

Below is a list of panels with papers that may interest members of the group:
#349: “Imagining the Manchu Empire in Chosŏn Korea,” meeting on Sunday from 10:45 AM to 12:45 PM in Room 611, with the following papers:
*1. “Kowtowing to Our Emperor: The Imperial Envoys of Qing China and the King of Chosŏn Korea, 1702–1890”
Yuanchong Wang, University of Delaware
*2. “Runaway Negotiations: Ming and Jurchen Refugees between Chosŏn and Qing”
Adam Bohnet, King’s University College at Western
*3. “Ginseng Connections in Hunchun: The Chosŏn Borderland and the Manchurian Frontier in the Qing Empire”
Seonmin Kim, Korea University
The discussant is Bumjin Koo

#197: “On the Lawfulness of Inter-Polity Relations in Inner and East Asia,” meeting Saturday from 10:45 AM to 12:45 PM in Room 608, with the following papers:
1. “The Problem of Lawfulness in Inner Asian and East Asian Political Relations: East Asian Trade and Tribute in Comparative and Connected Perspectives”
Bin Wong, University of California, Los Angeles
2. “Joining Törü: Mongol World Order and Treaty Making (16th and 17th Centuries)”
Lhamsuren Munkh-Erdene, National University of Mongolia
*3 “Legal Claims and Ideas of Lawfulness in Inter-Polity Relations of the Early Manchus (1580-1636)”
Nicola Di Cosmo, Institute for Advanced Study
4. “An East Asian Ius Gentium?”
Teemu Ruskola, Emory University School of Law
Timothy Brook is the chair.

#36: “What’s in a Map? Cartography and Early Modern East Asian Culture,” meeting Friday from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM, in Room 204, with the following papers:
*1. “Blurring the Boundaries: Collaborative Mapping during the Early Qing”
Mario Cams, KU Leuven
2. “Maps and the Visualization of Historical Geography in Song China”
Julia Orell, Academia Sinica
3. “Mapping Sacred Places: Power and Alterity in Sankei Mandara”
Talia Andrei, Columbia University
4. “Tokugawa Japan’s Discovery of Ogasawara and the Origins of the Pelagic Empire”
Jonas Rüegg, Harvard University
Kären Wigen is chair, Robert Goree is discussant

#256: “Woodland and Wood Resources in Ming and Qing China,” meeting from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Saturday, in Room 611, with the following papers:
1. “Grave Groves and Timber Trees: Claiming Woodland in South China in the Ming and Qing”
Ian Matthew Miller, St. John’s University
*2. “Entombed Woodlands: Vital Space for People and Trees in Qing Royal Internment”
David A. Bello, Washington and Lee University
3. “The Short-Lived Glory of Nanmu as an Imperial Construction Material”
Aurelia Campbell, Boston College
4. “The Mountain Land Economy in Southeastern Guizhou: Co-ownership, Securitization and Risk-Sharing, 1750-1900”
Meng Zhang, University of California, Los Angeles
Discussant is Robert Marks


Finally, I’d like to thank David Porter for putting this list together.

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