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Pivoting to a New Research Topic

June 28, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Michael Collins, Yenching Academy (currently Council on Foreign Relations)
Bill Figueroa, University of Pennsylvania
Yi Ci Lo, UC Irvine
Tullia Fraser, Durham University (currently University of Hong Kong)

Emily Baum (University of California, Irvine) and Denise Y. Ho (Yale University) present the second annual webinar series, Doing Chinese History (in a New Era). Designed for—but not exclusive to—graduate students and junior scholars in Chinese history and Chinese studies, these webinars aim to address persistent challenges in research and professional development.

Webinar 1, “Pivoting to a New Research Topic,” features four speakers who are completing or have recently completed a thesis or dissertation, and who have had to adapt their topics because of changing research conditions. Facing restrictions on research travel and archival access, each of the speakers have modified their research agenda and made use of local and digital sources. This webinar addresses the challenge of the “research pivot,” offering advice and experience from current and recent graduate students.

Presented via Zoom
Registration Required
Register at: https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_COakdrS_Q8yIeroOQWB29Q(link is external)


This series is sponsored by the Long US-China Institute (University of California, Irvine) and the Council on East Asian Studies (Yale University), with support from:

  • Hoover Institution, Project on China’s Global Sharp Power, Stanford University
  • Centre for Asian Research, York University
  • Department of History, Simon Fraser University
  • East Asian Studies Program, Johns Hopkins University
  • Institute of Asian Research, UBC
  • Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University
  • Fairbank Center, Harvard University
  • East Asian Studies Program, UC Santa Cruz
  • Global China Center, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong


June 28, 2021
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Council on East Asian Studies, Yale University

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