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Victor Seow on "Carbon Technocracy: East Asian Energy Regimes"

Lunchtime Colloquium

21.05.2015 12:00  – 14:00 

Location: Katholische Hochschulgemeinde (KHG), Leopoldstr. 11, 1st Floor

Victor Seow (Cornell University) will present on "Carbon Technocracy: East Asian Energy Regimes."

In this talk, Victor will be introducing his book project on the political economy of fossil fuels in early twentieth-century China and Japan. Through the history of the Fushun Colliery—which boasted the region's largest coal mining operations in the interwar years—the study makes a case for the centrality of carbon energy to Chinese and Japanese experiences with global industrial modernity and to the rise of transwar East Asian technocratic regimes.

The Lunchtime Colloquium is free and open to the public.

Snacks are served at 12:00; the lecture starts at 12:30.

For more information on the Lunchtime Colloquium series, please click here.