Triangle East Asia Colloquium: Science and Technology in East Asia

The Triangle East Asia Colloquium (TEAC) will be held Saturday, April 30, in Withers 331 on the NC State campus. This year’s theme is: Recent Trends in the Study of Science and Technology in East Asia. Please RSVP to if you plan to stay for lunch and please do so no later than noon on Wed. April 27. Thanks.

A campus map is available at Once the map open, move the scroll bar to the right. Withers Hall is Building #43. On a Saturday, you may park on campus by entering off Hillsborough St at campus drive. Or to avoid searching for parking, continue east along Hillsborough St and park in the lot adjacent to the North Campus Residence Hall (Bldg # 21 on the map).


10-12:30. Session 1.

Eugenia Lean (Columbia), “The Science of Beauty and the Gentility of Chemistry in 1910s Chinese ‘How-to” Pieces”

Hiromi Mizuno (University of Minnesota), “Post-colonial East Asia and the ‘Asian Miracle'”

Discussant: TBA


2-4:30. Session 2.

Fa-ti Fan, (Binghampton), “The People’s War Against Earthquakes: Science and Mass Politics in Communist China”

Tae-ho Kim (Columbia) “President’s Rice v. King’s Rice: The Unexpected Green Revolution in South Korea.”

Discussant: Ross Bassett (NCSU)

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