08:30 PM


09:30 PM


Online Event


Event details

Time and Date: Thursday November 3, 8:30PM China Time

Guest Speaker: Ruth Mostern, Professor of History and Director of the World History Center, University of Pittsburgh

Welcoming remarks by Scott MacEachern, Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology, Duke Kunshan University

Moderator: Zhaojin Zeng, Assistant Professor in Business and Economic History, Duke Kunshan University

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Dr. Ruth Mostern

Ruth Mostern is the author of two single-authored books: Dividing the Realm in Order to Govern: The Spatial Organization of the Song State, 960-1276 CE (Harvard Asia Center, 2011), and The Yellow River: A Natural and Unnatural History (Yale University Press, 2021).  She is also co-editor of Placing Names: Enriching and Integrating Gazetteers (Indiana University Press, 2016), and of a special issue of Open Rivers Journal (2017).  She is the author or co-author of over thirty articles published in books and peer reviewed journals. Ruth is Principal Investigator and Project Director of the World Historical Gazetteer, a prize-winning digital infrastructure platform for integrating databases of historical place name information.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Contemporary China and the Environmental Research Center.