"Distant Shores: Colonial Encounters on China’s Maritime Frontier"
Melissa Macauley, Northwestern University
Location: 210 Dickinson Hall & Zoom
This workshop will be offered in hybrid format both on Zoom and in-person. Registration is required to attend in either format.
A boxed lunch will be provided to those who register in-person for the workshop. Boxed lunches will be available prior to and after the workshop. We kindly ask that workshop attendees refrain from eating during the workshop. We kindly ask all in-person attendees please follow the current University Covid-19 guidelines.
Melissa Macauley is a Professor of History at Northwestern University. She specializes in late imperial and modern Chinese history from 1500 to 1958. Her research focuses on the interrelated history of southeastern China and Southeast Asia; colonialism and imperialism in East and Southeast Asia; and legal culture in Chinese social history. Her recent book, Distant Shores: Colonial Encounters on China’s Maritime Frontier, was published by Princeton University Press in 2021 and was awarded the Bentley Book Prize of the World History Association in 2022. Her first book, Social Power and Legal Culture: Litigation Masters in Late Imperial China, was published by Stanford University Press in 1998 (a Chinese translation was published by Beijing University Press in 2012). She currently is writing a comprehensive history of the South China Sea, tentatively titled A People’s History of the South China Sea.