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November 21, 2013

Fall 2013 CCS Noon Lecture Series - Matthew Mosca

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Matthew Mosca
Assistant Professor of History
The College of William and Mary

Qing Perceptions of British India and the Dilemmas of Frontier Integration, 1760-1842

December 3, 2013
Tuesday 12 noon to 1:00 pm
Room 1636 School of Social Work Building
1080 South University

After 1760, an increasing portion of the Qing frontier abutted areas in which the British and Russian empires exerted direct or indirect influence. This talk, concentrating primarily on the case of India, examines the bureaucratic, strategic, and intellectual challenges posed for the Qing state by the expansion of its rivals. In particular, it considers how a government that had been accustomed to managing a diverse and fragmented borderland adapted to the fact that the activities of other empires, evident across widely separated and non-contiguous regions, formed part of an increasingly integrated web of imperial competition.

Matthew W. Mosca received his PhD in History and East Asian Languages from Harvard University in 2008. He is currently assistant professor in the Lyon G. Tyler Department of History at the College of William and Mary. In the 2013-2014 academic year he holds a Mellon Fellowship for Assistant Professors at the School of Historical Studies, Institute of Advanced Study.

This presentation is co-sponsored by the U-M Center for South Asian Studies, organizer of the Winter Term 2014 LSA Theme Semester “India in the World.” For more information, please contact their center at 734-615-4059; csas@umich.edu ; or access their website at: www.ii.umich.edu/csas.

Posted by zzhu at November 21, 2013 10:46 PM