The entrance to the Department of History’s office in Sidney Smith Hall

Asia in the Anthropocene

Start Date and Time:

Friday, April 7, 2017, 10:00AM

End Date and Time:

Friday, April 7, 2017, 4:00PM


Prasenjit Duara (Keynote), Julia Thomas, Daniel Elam, Meng Yue


10:00 - Purple Lounge, Department of East Asian Studies, 130 St. George Street, 14th Floor

Julia Thomas (History, University of Notre Dame): "From Holocene History to Anthropocene History?"

Daniel Elam (Historical Studies, University of Toronto): "Is the 'Global' in 'Global Literature' the Same as the 'Global' in 'Global Climate Change’?"

Meng Yue (East Asian Studies, University of Toronto): "Through the Lens of Anthropocene: The X Cycle of Plastic"

2:00 - Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave

Prasenjit Duara (Oscar Tang Chair of East Asian Studies, Duke University): "Transcendence in a Secular World: Asian Traditions and a Sustainable Future" (Cosponsored with Dr. David Chu Program in Asia-Pacific Studies and East Asia Seminar Series at the Asia Institute)


  • Department of East Asian Studies

Contact Information

Natasja VanderBerg


East Asian Studies Purple Lounge and Innis Town Hall, 130 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 1A5




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