Tuesday 15 October 2019:
‘1919 – The Year that Changed China’ –
Speaker: Dr Elisabeth Forster, Lecturer of Modern China (University of Southampton)
Dr Elisabeth Forster is a historian of modern China, focusing on intellectual, diplomatic and social history, and especially the way they tie in with each other. Her current project explores concepts of peace in China from the 19th century to the present.
Her background is in Chinese Studies, which she pursued in Munich, Dalian (China) and Oxford. She received my D.Phil. from Oxford in 2015. Before going to Southampton, she taught Chinese history in Oxford, Freiburg (Germany, 2016-2018) and Hamburg (Germany, 2017-2018).
Forster, E. (2018). 1919 – The Year That Changed China: A New History of the New Culture Movement. (Transformations of Modern China; Vol. 2). Berlin: De Gruyter.
Forster, E. (2019). Bellicose peace: China’s peace signature campaign and discourses about “peace” in the early 1950s. Modern China.
Forster, E. (2017). Rethinking the inferiority complex: Chinese opinions on Westerners’ knowledge of Chinese (1910s-1930s). The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 45(6), 923-941.
Forster, E. (2017). The buzzword ‘New Culture Movement’: intellectual marketing strategies in China in the 1910s and 1920s. Modern Asian Studies, 51(5), 1253-1282.
Forster, E. (2014). From academic nitpicking to a “New Culture Movement”: how newspapers turned academic debates into the center of “May Fourth”. Frontiers of History in China, 9(4), 534–557.