Rice Cycles and Price Cycles: Local Knowledge and Global Trade in Korea, 1870-1933
Dans le cadre du séminaire d’ « Intelligences de la Corée »
(University of Edinburgh)
donne une conférence intitulée
le 21 février 2020 à 10-12h
dans la salle de conférences (RdC), Maison d’Asie, 22, avenue du Pdt Wilson.
Holly Stephens received her Ph.D. in History from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017. As a historian of Korea and Japan, her research interests range widely to include economic history, agriculture, empire, everyday life, village organizations, and the emergence of the modern state. Her current monograph project—Empire by Association: The Re-Organization of the Rural Economy in Modern Korea—examines the changes to Korean agriculture from the late nineteenth century through the colonial period amidst immense political upheaval. Using previously unexamined farmers’ diaries, the project traces the formation and operation of new agricultural organizations that linked Korean farmers to regional and global markets, as new ideas about the state’s role in the economy and the adoption of scientific farming methods combined to transform agricultural production.
Before joining the University of Edinburgh, Holly was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Council on East Asian Studies, Yale University.