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April 2017

Environment in Asia Seminar: “Layer upon Layer: Experience, Ecology, Engineering, Heritage, and (most of all) History in the Making of China’s Agricultural Terraces”

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CGIS Knafel K262, 1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Layer Upon Layer Poster

Speaker: Sigrid Schmalzer, University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor Schmalzer's research focuses on social, cultural, and political aspects of the history of science in modern China. Her first book, The People's Peking Man: Popular Science and Human Identity in Twentieth-Century China, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2008 and won the Sharlin Memorial Award from the Social Science History Association. Her second book, Red Revolution, Green Revolution: Scientific Farming in Socialist China, was released by University of Chicago Press in 2016…

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Modern China Lecture Series: Ryōdōraku (良導絡) in New China: Sino-Japanese Medical Exchange in the 1950s and the Role of Machines in East Asian Medical Modernity

April 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CGIS Knafel K262, 1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Ruth Rogaski Poster

Speaker: Ruth Rogaski, Vanderbilt University In December of 1957, a medical delegation from the People’s Republic of China visited Japan as part of a decade-long series of semi-official cultural exchanges between the two former enemies. The delegation brought back a “Nakatani Ryōdōraku electrodermometer”—a scientific apparatus which, according to its inventor, Nakatani Yoshio, could be used to demonstrate an electromagnetic phenomenon on the surface of the human body that was remarkably similar to the meridians of Chinese medicine. My paper uses…

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