Asian history in a global and comparative perspective

Date: 1 September 2017, 04:00–06:30

Venue: Corvinus University, Fővám tér 8, room 399



Organized under the auspices of the Asian Association of World Historians (AAWH), this panel is concerned with approaching global history from Asian and comparative perspectives. Panelists from Asia, Europe and North America will examine what were key dynamics and patterns of transformations of modern Asia as flexible and evolving cultural, political and geographical domains over the past two centuries, and how Asia, collectively and singularly, interacted among itself and with external powers. We will also engage critical dialogues with historians of Europe within the larger frameworks of global history.


Jie-Hyun Lim (Sogang University)


Shigeru Akita (Osaka University)


Hong Liu (Nanyang Technological University)

Michael Charney (SOAS University of London)

Kwangmin Kim (University of Colorado)



Hong Liu: Chinese migration in modern East Asian history: from flows to connectivity
Michael Charney: Burmese concepts of global history from the imperial to the post-Cold War period
Kwangmin Kim: Central Asia and Global Capitalism

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