Academic journal article World History Bulletin

Global/world History in China

Academic journal article World History Bulletin

Global/world History in China

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Professor Xia Jiguo and Mr. Sun Yue of Capital Normal University in Beijing presented the following papers at the session "World/Global History in China," Friday, 27June 2008, at the opening session of the WHA s 17th Annual Conference at Queen Mary, University of London. Both are actively engaged in the study of global history, Professor Xia as a member of the faculty of CNU's Global History Center, with a specialty in the medieval era, and Mr. Sun as a Ph.D. candidate, with a specialty in early modern Europe. Additionally, Sun Yueteaches in the English Education Department of CNU's College of Foreign Languages. Both colleagues serve on the Local Arrangements Committee, which Mr. Sun chairs, in preparation for the 20th Annual WHA Conference, which Capital Normal University will host, 7-11July 2011, at its state of-the-art International Cultural Plaza.

In his paper, Professor Xia offers a general overview of the past and current states of global and world history studies in the PRC, pointing out the differences between the U.S. and Chinese understanding of the term world history. …

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