NEWS

The 96th Tobunken-ASNET seminar "The Peking Gazette and Its Foreign Readers: Focusing on the Great Famine in 1870s"

【Date】 July 3, 2014 (Thu) 5:00-6:00 p.m.

【Venue】 Ground Floor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo

【Speaker】 ZHAO YING (Visiting Fellow, IASA)

【Title】 The Peking Gazette and Its Foreign Readers: Focusing on the Great Famine in 1870s

【Abstract】
Peking Gazette, a sort of Chinese pamphlets published during Ming and Qing dynasties, contained information of the decrees, memorials and the news of the Imperial Families. During the period of the second Opium War, the role of Peking Gazette changed from the ‘information source’ to the ‘negotiation method’ for the European. And then, one of the most influential English language newspapers named The North-China Daily News began to publish the translation of Peking Gazette regularly from 1871. In that way, an unofficial information network of China had been established and the British public opinion had much more effective in influencing Sino-British relation. This report will take the Great Famine broke out in the 1870s as an example tying to re-examine the features of Sino-British relation during that period.

【Comment】 張 厚泉 氏 (東華大学・教授)/ ZHANG Houquan (Professor, Donghua University)

※ The seminar will be in Japanese.