History Department
History Department

Talk: "Changing Chinese World Orientation: The Introduction of International Law in Late Qing China" by Rune Svarverud, University of Oslo (Co-sponsored by Asian Studies Department)

Fri, October 11, 2013 | WCH 4.118, Meyerson Conference Room

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Rune Svarverud (Ph.D. 1996, University of Oslo) is Professor of History and Head of Research in the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, at the University of Oslo, in Norway. His most recent book publications include Kaenyeom eui Peonyeok kwa Ch'angjo (The Translation and Creation of Concepts), co-authored with Vladimir Tikhonov, Hyegyeong Yi, and Joachim Kurtz, in 2012 (Dolbegae Publishers); and iChina - The Rise of the Individual in Modern Chinese Society, co-authored with Mette Halskov Hansen in 2011 (NIAS Press).

"My main academic interests are the language, history and intellectual history of China," notes Prof. Svarverud. "I have mainly been working on two separate periods in Chinese history. The first of these two is the early period of Chinese philosophy and thought during the pre-Qin period and the Han dynasty. The second of these periods is the time following the Opium War in 1840 and the subsequent encounters between Chinese and western culture, language and thought. Within these two periods I have worked with the history of concepts, textual history, the history of Chinese philosophy and ideas, cultural encounters, modernity and individualism."

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Sponsored by: Department of Asian Studies, Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History

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