Digital Seminar, June 7, 2018

From the Society for Ming Studies Graduate Student Representatives:

The graduate student representatives would like to invite you to our first Ming Studies digital seminar.

The seminar will take place on June 7th from 7 am to 8:30 am Pacific Standard Time (10 am EST, 3 pm BST, 10 pm CST).

We’ll be hosting an online discussion with Kenneth Hammond regarding his article, “Images of the Great Within: Cartographic Choices in Ming China,” in Ming Studies, 2018:77, 27-47. Our facilitator will be Bruce Rusk, of UBC.

This will be a free-form discussion. We ask that participants read Dr. Hammond’s article prior to the seminar and bring questions to the table. Graduate students are especially encouraged to join. Please do share this invitation with others who might be interested.

The discussion will take place online via the BlueJeans video conferencing system. To participate, please RSVP to Sarah Basham at basham.sarah@gmail.com

Professor Hammond’s article can be accessed via Taylor & Francis (click on the link below).

Ming Studies, Vol 2018, No 77

Dr. Hammond is a Professor of History at New Mexico State University. Many of you know Dr. Hammond’s monograph Pepper Mountain: The Life, Death and Posthumous Career of Yang Jisheng, 1516-1555, and his diverse publications in Chinese political and intellectual history. In “Images of the Great Within,” Dr. Hammond examines the diverse treatment of the Imperial Palace in sixteenth-century maps of Beijing, asking how cartographic choices “illustrate the differing interests and agendas” of map-makers.

Hope to see you online!

Sincerely,

Sarah Basham (Outgoing Graduate Student Rep) and Xiaobai Hu (Incoming Graduate Student Rep)

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