Histories of the everyday: East-West perspectives

Organised under the auspices of the Cultural history of economies research hub

in conjunction with the Asia History hub

School of Historical and Philosophical Studies

Date: Wednesday 13 November

Time: 11 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Place: Babel building 303

Keynote presentation and discussion

Professor Joanna Waley-Cohen, “What’s Cooking? Cooks and Consumption in Early Modern China”.

Professor Joanna Waley-Cohen, Dean of Arts and Sciences at New York University, is an eminent historian of Qing China, with interests ranging from war to cooking. The breadth and depth of her scholarship is reflected in her many books and articles, including Exile in Mid-Qing China (1991), The Sextants of Beijing (1999) and The Culture of War in China (2006). She has recently been working on daily life in China ca. 1800, and culinary culture in the same historical context. 


Enquiries should be directed to the convenor, Professor Antonia Finnane, SHAPS

Email: a.finnane@unimelb.edu.au

Tel: 83449863

or, Shan Windscript s.windscript@gmail.com