【Session 3 Global History and Positionality】Dialogue 3 Global History in China | Guest: Ge Zhaoguang – Tokyo College

【Session 3 Global History and Positionality】Dialogue 3 Global History in China | Guest: Ge Zhaoguang

2021.02.16 @ 17:00
【Session 3 Global History and Positionality】Dialogue 3 Global History in China | Guest: Ge Zhaoguang
Date(s) Tuesday, 16 February 2021 (Available from 17:00 JST)

Tokyo College YouTube Channel (https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeE49Q0gSqn17IRqCa0_N109nhcXk8sZ4)

Language Chinese & Japanese (with Japanese & English Subtitle)

A Series of Dialogues on Global History

What is global history, a new trend of historical studies? Global historians and junior researchers at Tokyo College exchange their ideas on the meaning and the potential of global history. Global History’s methods, effective topics and positionality of historians will be also discussed. 


Session 3 Global History and Positionality

Dialogue 3 Global History in China

Speaker Ge Zhaoguang (Fudan University)

In conversation with WANG Wenlu (Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo)


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Organized by Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo

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