Science and Technology in Asia Seminar Series
This seminar series features talks on critical historical and contemporary issues in science and technology in East, South, and Southeast Asia. It showcases some of the most exciting recent work in the humanities and social sciences that interrogates the place of the scientific and the technological in Asia and the place of Asia in our ideas and practices of science and technology.
The Science and Technology in Asia seminar series is convened by Victor Seow, Assistant Professor of the History of Science, and is sponsored by the Harvard University Asia Center. For updates about this seminar series and short synopses of the talks, check out: https://twitter.com/eastasiascitech.
January 31, 2023 | Nurfadzilah Yahaya | "The Baseless History of the Foreshore" | Register here
February 7, 2023 | Stephen Halsey | "Rocks and Gems: Mining and Developmentalism in Early Twentieth Century China" | Register here
February 14, 2023 | Aya Homei | "The Japanese Population between Science and the State" | Register here
February 28, 2023 | Renny Thomas | "The Scientific-Spiritual World(s): On Science, Religion, and Rationality in India" | Register here
March 14, 2023 | Farhana Sultana | "Decolonizing Climate Coloniality" | Register here
March 21, 2023 | David Fedman | "Dai-Ōji: The Ōji Paper Company and Japan's Pulp Pipelines in Asia" | Register here
April 4, 2023 | Jacob Eyferth | "Agrarian Taylorism: Reorganizing the Rural Labor Process in Collective-Era China" | Register here
April 18, 2023 | Kate McDonald | "The Labor of Transport: Body and Machine in Japan's Postwar Consumer Society" | Register here
April 25, 2023 | Jaehwan Hyun | "Entangled Genetic Histories of Bionation Building in Japan and South Korea" | Register here
May 2, 2023 | Emily Baum | "From Cold War to COVID-19: Acupuncture as Soft Power in the PRC" | Register here
Julia Adeney Thomas | "Frameworks for the Future: The Environment, Climate Change, and the Anthropocene"
Lilly Irani | "Chasing Innovation: Entrepreneurial Citizens and Their Others in Modern India"
Tamara Fernando | "Diving for Pearls: Embodied Knowledge(s) in the History of Science Science"
Yulia Frumer | "Agency and Ethics in Japanese Robotics Engineering"
Celia Lowe | "Viral Sovereignty: Security and Mistrust in the Indonesian H5N1 Influenza Outbreak"
Chia-Ling Wu | "Making Multipe Babies: The Anticipatory Governance of Assisted Reproduction in Japan and Taiwan"
Lan Li | "Sea Shells: Metaphor, Anatomy, and Epistemology of Brainlessness"
Youjung Shin | "Controlling the Mind for Welfare in South Korea: Classroom, Computer, and Drug, 1960s–2010s"
Sarah Mellors Rodriguez | "Birth Control and Abortion in China"
Banu Subramaniam | "Botany and the Afterlives of Empire"
Florence Hsia | From Illiterate to Sinologists: Indexing Chinese
Elizabeth Chatterjee | The Sun's Two Faces: Solar Power in India, 1877-2021
Debjani Bhattacharya | Insuring Weather: Climate Futures Past in the Indian Ocean World
Juno Salazar Parreñas | Pronouns for an Apocalyptic Future
Claire Edington | Drugs, Willpower and the Biopolitics of Addiction in Colonial Vietnam
Thomas Mullaney | The Chinese BIOS Sphere: How East Asian Computing Hacked Modernity
Projit Bihari Mukharji | Between the Yogi and the Commissar: Imagining Decolonial Science in Postcolonial India, C. 1952-1977
Jung Lee and Hyungsub Choi | Thinking with Technology from the History of Korea
Jennifer Robertson | Digital Hormones: Emotional Humanoids and Spiritual Humans
Soyoung Suh | Breast, Cancer, and Women in Korea, 1800–1930s
Suzanne Moon | Reporting Indonesia's Green Revolution