Monthly Archives: February 2009

Peter Purdue, Professor of History at Yale University, to discuss Globalization and Trade in Chinese History on Feb. 24th

Tuesday, February 24th, 1:00 p.m. in Munce Conference Room:

Peter Perdue has a Ph.D. (1981) from Harvard University in the field of History and East Asian Languages. He is the author of Exhausting the Earth: State and Peasant in Hunan 1500-1850 A.D. (Council on East Asian Studies, Harvard University, 1987) and China Marches West: The Qing Conquest of Central Eurasia (Harvard University Press, 2005). He has also written on grain markets in China, agricultural development, and environmental history.

His research interests lie in modern Chinese and Japanese social and economic history, history of frontiers, and world history. He is a recipient of the 1988 Edgerton Award and the James A. Levitan Prize at MIT. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2007.  He is currently Professor of History at Yale University.

This event is a presentation sponsored by the Barbara and Richard M. Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies. For more information regarding this event, please contact 617-573-6316 or

Spring Asian Film Series Explores Countries Across Asia

February 4th, 2009 at 5:30 p.m.
Asian Film Series- South Korea: 
Take Care of My Cat
 with Dr. Simone Chun  

February 18th, 2009 at 5:30 p.m.
Asian Film Series- China: 
Postman in the Mountains with Dr. Da Zheng
April 8th, 2009 at 5:30 p.m.
Asian Film Series- Japan: 
To Live with Dr. Xue Yong

All films will be screened in Donahue 218A. 

Free food, free admission and prizes!

The Asian Film Series is presented by the Barbara and Richard M. Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office.