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180. The Affect of Difference: Representations of Race under Asian Empires

Thursday, 3 January, 7:00–8:15 p.m., 305, Hynes

Program arranged by the Division on East Asian Languages and Literatures after 1900

Presiding: Dennis Washburn, Dartmouth Coll.

Speakers: Christopher Hanscom, Univ. of California, Los Angeles; Ji Hee Jung, Univ. of California, San Diego; Ann-Elise Lewallen, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara; Kate McDonald, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

Session Description:

Explores the impact of representations of race on the recent history of Asian empires—a history in which race has often been elided. Building on an examination of the production and circulation of an affect of racial difference in East Asia, discussions will open a comparative engagement with histories of the representation of race under imperial regimes in other regions and periods.


  • Asian Literatures

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