Symposium on "The 100th Anniversary of the Founding of the Republic of China"
October 14, 2011 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
During the first two weeks in October, celebrations from Hong Kong to Taipei to Beijing to Honolulu to Vancouver will mark the one hundredth anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution, which began with the Wuchang Uprising on October 10, 1911 and ended on February 12, 1912 with the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty and the founding of the Republic of China. Three renowned historians help us understand the significance of the revolution to Greater China’s present and future by exploring how it shaped China’s “rise” through a century of “humiliation” by Western powers, civil and world wars, revolution, economic and political transformation, shifting cross-border identities, and the pursuit of global influence and social harmony.
10:00-10:30 Introductory Remarks
Jean Robinson, Executive Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
John Bodnar, Director, Institute for Advanced Study
Heidi Ross, Director, East Asian Studies Center
10:30-12:00 Geremie Barme, Director, Australian Centre for China in the World, The Australian National
China’s 1911 Xinhai Revolution: After the Future of the Past
Kristin Stapleton, Director of Asian Studies, University at Buffalo
Sue Tuohy, Senior Lecturer, Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology.
12:00-1:30 Lunch Break
1:30-3:00 Kristin Stapleton, Director of Asian Studies, University at Buffalo
The Chinese War and Peace: An Intimate Portrait of 1911 in Chengdu
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, University of California-Irvine
Sara Friedman, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies
3:15-4:45 Jeffrey Wasserstrom, University of California-Irvine
China from 1911 to 2011: Thoughts on Sun’s Dreams and Hu’s Reality
Geremie Barme, Director, Australian Centre for China in the World,
The Australian National University
Ethan Michelson, Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures,
Sociology, and Law
Sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Study, the East Asian Studies Center, and the ANU-IU Pan Asia Institute.