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Korea's Great Ming and the Problem of Universal Empire

Date and Time: 
Monday, April 22, 2019. 05:30 PM
Meeting Location: 
Humanities Center Boardroom
Workshop: 
Eurasian Empires
Meeting Description: 

We will meet at 5:30 for dinner. Then Sixiang Wang will give a short background sketch of his work, followed by questions and discussion.

Sixiang Wang, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, is a historian of pre-19th-century Korea and early modern East Asia. His research interests also include comparative perspectives on early modern empire, the history of science and knowledge, and issues of language and writing in Korea's cultural and political history. He received his PhD from the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures of Columbia University in October 2015. Dr. Wang published an article in the journal T'oung Pao entitled "What Tang Taizong Could Not Do: The Koryŏ Surrender of 1259 and the Imperial Tradition" in 2018 and another one in the Seoul Journal of Korean Studies entitled "The Filial Daughter of Kwaksan: Finger Severing, Confucian Virtues, and Envoy Poetry in Early Chosŏn" in 2012.

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