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[Announcement] David Robinson: The Ming Ruling House's Chinggisid Narratrive Facebook


Dr. David Robinson, an American 2017-2018 Fulbright Scholar, will give a speech at Academia Sinica in November. Please see the poster attached. Admission is free. Dr. Robinson received his Ph.D. degree in History at Princeton University. He is a professor at Colgate University and receives several significant awards including ACLS Fellowship in 1999 and 2013, Fellow at Institute for Advanced Study in 2013, NEH Summer Fellowship in 2004.   

Please see the following information about Dr. Robinson’s talk:
Date: Friday, November 3
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Venue: 5F., Conference Room, Museum of the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
Speech Title: “The Ming Ruling House’s Chinggisid Narratrive”

Speech Summary:  
During the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, the Mongol empire ruled much of
Eurasia. This global moment ushered in unprecedented levels of political, cultural, economic, military, and ethnic integration. The Mongol empire’s collapse in the mid-fourteenth century posed enormous challenge and opportunity to the cluster of the new polities that emerged in its wake. Polities and peoples in much of Eurasia wrestled, with how to understand and exploit the legacy of the Mongol empire, which included memories of subjugation and conquest, continent-spanning institutional practice, networks of trade, broad diasporas, and a deeply altered geopolitical landscape. To persuade audiences at home and abroad of is political legitimacy and win their allegiance, Ming court developed its own version of the Mongols’ rise, glory, and irreversible fall, that is, a Chinggisid narrative. This talk will explore key facets of the early Ming court’s Chinggisid narrative and what they reveal about commensurability among early modern Eurasian courts and the Ming court’s strategies for advancing its interests by controlling and propagating its version of the recent past.

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