Episode 7: History of Smuggling in China with Philip Thai

Today we talk smuggling! Join us as were are joined by Northeastern University History Department Faculty Philip Thai, who is a historian of Modern China with research and teaching interests that include legal history, economic history, business history, and history of capitalism. At the core of his inquiries is understanding the complex interplay between law, society, and economy. He is currently working on his manuscript tentatively titled, “The War on Smuggling: Law, Illicit Markets, and State Power on the China Coast,” which uses China’s campaigns against smuggling during the twentieth century to examine the transformation of state authority and the larger socioeconomic impact of state-building. Professor Thai received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2013 and his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2000.

We talk about the theme of smuggling in China, how it fits into Chinese and World Histories, his journey from trade to smuggling, and his academic journey from being a financial advisor to a economics historian.

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Credits:
Brought to you by the Northeastern Graduate History Association
Sound editing: Beka Bryer
Produced: Dan Squizzero
Music by Kieran Legg

Episode 6: Talking World History with Heather Streets-Salter

Join Northeastern Graduate students Bridget Keown and James Robinson as we visit with our department chair, Dr. Heather Streets-Salter, for a discussion on research and teaching of world history! We talk about Dr. Streets-Salter’s path from American history to British Empire to Southeast Asian history. We also discuss world history teaching methods, research possibilities, and underresearched areas.

Books by Dr. Streets-Salter:

Novels Used By Dr. Streets-Salter When Teaching World History:

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Credits:
Brought to you by the Northeastern Graduate History Association
Sound editing: Beka Bryer
Produced: Dan Squizzero
Music by Kieran Legg

Episode 5: 19th Century Russian-Bulgarian Diplomatic History with Dr. Mikhail Rekun

Join Northeastern University Graduate Students James Robinson and Kyra Millard as we discuss the 19th Century Russian-Bulgarian Diplomatic History with newly minted PhD Mikhail Rekun. How did Pan-Slavism influence how Russian diplomats treated the newly independent Bulgaria? Dr. Rekun talks about his research adventures in the Bulgarian and Russian archives. He also touches on writing his dissertation and defending it. How does Diplomatic History fit into World History?
(And because we don’t always broadcast in the order in which we record, this is indeed Episode 5).

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Credits:
Brought to you by the Northeastern Graduate History Association
Sound editing: Beka Bryer
Produced: Dan Squizzero
Music by Kieran Legg

EPISODE 4: Easter Rising Anniversary Roundtable

Join Northeastern University Graduate Students Matt Bowser, Bridget Keown, and James Robinson as we discuss the Easter Rebellion that sparked the Irish War of Independence, and whose 100 Anniversary just passed. We discuss some of the recent scholarship, the rising in World History, the role of women in the Easter Rising and their writing out of the history, Ireland and British settler-colonialism, and the Limerick Soviets. We touch briefly on the articles going around the internet about “Irish slavery” and the rebuttal. We wrap about Roger Casement and his diary, and the what-if of the Easter Rising.

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“Two Cities, One Book: Dublin & Belfast Read Fallen by Lia Mills”

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Credits:
Brought to you by the Northeastern Graduate History Association
Sound editing: Beka Bryer
Produced: Dan Squizzero
Music by Kieran Legg

 

Episode 3:Episode 3: Food History with Dr. Rick Warner, President of the World History Association

Join Northeastern University Graduate Students Bridget Keown, James Robinson, Jessica Muttitt, and Olivier Schouteden as we join Professor Rick Warner of Wabash College, and President of the World History Association. We talk about Dr. Warner‘s work in world history through food studies, as well as the work of the World History Association. Dr. Warner talks about world history methodology and research within his role as WHA President, as well as the coming WHA annual conference in Ghent. We make the big connections!

 

From This Episode

News Stories:

“Weary professors give up, concede that Africa is a country” By Laura Seay and Kim Yi Dionne

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Credits:
Brought to you by the Northeastern Graduate History Association
Sound editing: Beka Bryer
Producer: Dan Squizzero
Original Music by Kieran Legg

 

Episode 2: South African Resistance Art with Madelyn Stone

From this podcast:

The Art:

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Paul Stopforth: Biko Series Detail (1979)

 

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Ezrom Legae: The Death of Freedom No. 2 (1979)
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Helen Sebidi: Don’t Let It Go (n.d.)
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Vuminkosi Zulu: Awaiting Trial (1976)
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Dumile Feni: The Stricken Household: 1965

News Stories:
South Africa economy is on the brink of junk status
Why are South African students so angry?
South Africa appeals parole apartheid era assassin

Books Discussed:
Art of the South African Townships by Gavin Younge (1987)
The Neglected Tradition: Towards a New History of South African Art (1930-1988) by Steven Sack (1988)
Resistance Art in South Africa by Sue Williamson (1989)
Art and the End of Apartheid John Peffer (2009)
Biko’s Ghost: The Iconography of Black Consciousness by Shannen Hill (2015)

Credits:
Brought to you by the Northeastern Graduate History Association
Featured image: Helen Sebidi, Don’t Let It Go (n.d.)
Sound Editing: Beka Bryer
Producer: Dan Squizzero
Original Music by Kieran Legg

*Correction: In this podcast, it was mentioned that a book cover was banned because of its political message. In the podcast, Ezrom Legae was credited as the artist.  It was actually Paul Stopforth.