Talks in the Univ. of Vienna & Other Place
On 16 December 2021, I gave a talk, “What really was the Cold War?: Imagined Reality, Social Mechanism, Ordinary People’s War,” for the Research Centre for the History of Transformations (RECET), University of Vienna, Austria. The detail of this event is available here.
My talk is available on YouTube, here.
In addition to this, I gave a series of talks on my work from Sept 2021 to April 2022.
On 19 April 2022, I gave an online talk “Cold War Crucible – The Korean Conflict and the Postwar World” at Seoul National University Asia Center. The details are available here.
On 21 February 2022, I gave a keynote speech at the “Global Relational Studies Final Workshop & Global Relational Studies Consortium Inaugural Meeting,” which was organized by Professor Sakai Keiko of Chiba University—a leading scholar of the Global Relational Studies project in Japan. The workshop was held all day long, and nearly 100 people attended my keynote address. The details are available here.
On 10 February 2022, I gave a talk, a “Special Lecture in Honor of the 21st Osaragi Jiro Rondan Prize,” organized by and held at the College of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan. The talk was attended by the undergraduate and graduate students, as well as the faculty members of the College. It was featured in Kyoto Shinbun.
On 29 November 2021, I was invited to give a talk on my book Hitobito no naka no reisen sekai [The Cold War World among the Ordinary People] (Tokyo: Iwanami shoten, 2021) at the Global Japanese Studies Workshop, Osaka University, Japan.
On 24 November 2021, I gave two talks “Cold War Crucible: The Korean Conflict and the Postwar World” and “Reconceptualizing the Cold War: On-the-ground experiences in Asia” at Kyungpook National University (KNU), Daegu, South Korea. These talks were given as parts of the Brain Korea Lecture Series at the Institute for Transnational History and Culture, and were attended by KNU scholars and graduate students, as well as members of the South Korean Cold War Association.
On 23 October 2021, I gave another online talk on the same book at a meeting held by Cold War Studies Forum (Tokyo). Roughly 15 scholars, from Cold War historians to U.S., Chinese, and Japanese historians, joined in, and another set of heated discussion went on for five hours. Surprisingly, the meeting lasted until 8:00pm in Singapore time, that is 9:00pm in Japan time.
On 18 September 2021, I gave a Zoom talk on my new Japanese book, Hitobito no naka no reisen sekai [The Cold War world among the people] (Tokyo: Iwanami, 2021) — an expanded Japanese-language version of Cold War Crucible (Harvard, 2015). The seminar was organized by the Workshop in Critical Theories (WINC) and the Institute for Global Area Studies (IGAS) at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. Roughly 60 scholars and students joined in the meeting, and heated discussions continued for four hours. IGAS has recently decided to publish our discussion in the next issue of its academic journal, Quadrante (March 2022).