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The Institute for Korean Studies Lecture

Event: The Institute for Korean Studies Lecture
Beyond “Tribute”: Making Sense of Traditional East Asian International Relations

The Institute for Korean Studies, in co-sponsorship with and the Institute for Chinese Studies and the Department of History, are honored to host Dr. Kirk Larsen for a talk entitled: Beyond “Tribute”: Making Sense of Traditional East Asian International Relations. The talk will take place on Friday, Sept 27, at 11:30 AM, in 0173 Mendenhall Lab, and will examine the idea of a China-centered “tribute system” that has exerted a powerful influence on generations of scholars and students of traditional East Asian international relations. An exploration of international relations during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1912) periods reveals a variety of relations, many of which are not well explained by resorting to notions of “tribute.” This is true of even Sino-Korean relations, which have often been held up as the ideal case of a tributary relationship. The gap between East Asian systems of relations and their contemporaneous Western counterparts—where realpolitik and imperialism are widely accepted as integral features—is perhaps much smaller than has been previously imagined.
Date and time:September 27, 2013
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location:Area on Campus: 0173 Mendenhall Lab
Contact:Mike Lerner
Phone Number:6142926101
Event category:International Affairs
Event Type:Lecture

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