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2022-2023 Academic Year in Review
The Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations (2023-12-05)
2022-2023 Annual Review published by the staff of the Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations (CIHLER) at Cornell University's Nolan School of Hotel Administration.
Compound data for Selective Electrocatalytic Degradation of Ether-Containing Polymers
Hsu, Jesse H.; Ball, Tyler E.; Oh, Sewon; Stache, Erin E.; Fors, Brett P. (2023)
These files contain characterization data supporting all results reported in Hsu, J. H. et al. Selective Electrocatalytic Degradation of Ether-Containing Polymers. Data types include NMR, GPC, CV, and FT-IR. Experimental detail included in the Supporting Information.
Her Voice: Recounting Japanese Military Sexual Slavery in Chinese Literature and Film
East Asia Program, Cornell University (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2023-03-06)
This talk examines the voices of “comfort women” as a motif in Chinese wartime literature in the 1930s and 1940s, as well as recent documentary films Thirty-Two (2013) and Twenty Two (2015), which focus on the daily lives of the dwindling number of “comfort women” survivors in China. This talk explores how personal testimonials of “comfort women” can be included in collective memory and how women’s wartime sufferings can be remembered within and without a nationalist framework.
Transgender in Late Imperial China
Matthew Sommer (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2023-04-20)
Matthew Sommer (History, Stanford University) This talk presents three case studies from the Qing dynasty of people assigned male at birth who lived as women, while carefully concealing their assigned sex from others. One presented themself as a widow and had a successful career as a midwife for thirty years. Two others practiced faith-healing, and enjoyed relationships with male partners whom they served as wives. All three were eventually exposed and prosecuted for the crime of “masquerading in women’s attire.” What were the circumstances of these individuals’ lives, and how did Qing officials interpret their violation of normative gender boundaries? Sommer is a social and legal historian of China in the Qing dynasty (1644-1912). His research focuses on gender, sexuality, and family, and the main source for his work is original legal case records from local and central archives in China.
Guiding the People: Chinese Statecraft from Confucian Literati to Communist Cadres
Timothy Cheek (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2023-09-25)
Timothy Cheek, History, University of British Columbia kicks off this semester's CCCI lecture series with the theme of "China, the Central State and All Under Heaven." How is China governed? It is a question on our minds today as the rule of Xi Jinping in China challenges American hopes and stokes our fears. Is it Communist? Capitalist? Confucian? Making sense of Chinese statecraft, or of how any state is governed, requires not only political analysis but also some sense of the context, inherited problems, sense of self, that is, of its history. This is a fundamental historiographical challenge: how and in what ways can knowledge of past practice inform our understanding of later or current practice? How can specific knowledge of history inform, deepen, challenge, and open up new questions about what we think we know of our present rather than simply reinforcing our current assumptions and prejudices? This lecture explores that challenge to the practice of history through the example of one sort of governance—state-sponsored, village-based local public education in civic virtues. This state attempt to create ideal subjects began with the Confucians of the early 11th century, continued in rural education programs in Republican China in the 1930s, re-emerged in Communist ideological remolding campaigns under Mao, and appeared once again in political study sessions in Xi Jinping’s China today.