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15past15 - neue Podcast-Serie am Historischen Seminar der Universität Zürich

15past15 - podcast series on global history

15past15 is a new podcast which discusses how the past is made, and by whom. Its first season focuses on history and history-writing in East Asia, from the sixteenth century to today. Interviewees debate the indigenous historical traditions of China and Japan in particular, and the ways that understandings of the past evolved at times of acute political and societal change. The contributors teach East Asian and global history at leading universities in Germany, France, the UK, Spain, Switzerland, the USA and Canada, and they manage - just about - to stick to a fifteen-minute format.

Interviews will be released weekly from 15 January 2019.

1. Introducing 15past15
2. Confucius’s Comeback (Joachim Kurtz)
3. When did Taiwan Begin? (Leigh Jenco)
4. Translating the Republic of Letters (David Mervart)
5. China in Japan’s Modern Time (Stefan Tanaka)
6. Professionalising Japan’s Past (Lisa Yoshikawa)
7. The Columbus of Japan (Birgit Tremml Werner)
8. Misreading the Macartney Mission (Henrietta Harrison)
9. Persuasion with China’s Past (Jonathan Chappell)
10. Writing Women in late-Qing China (Joan Judge)
11. Chinese Utopias (Lorenzo Andolfatto)
12. Whose Renaissance? (Pablo Blitstein)
13. China’s Renaissance (Barbara Mittler)
14. Japan and the Pacific Age (Martin Dusinberre)
15. Exhibiting China and Japan (Bettina Zorn)

15past15 is hosted by the University of Zurich’s Digital History Lab and can be downloaded from iTunes. It has been made possible by a Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) grant.