As the final post for this module, and partly (well, mostly) due to a lack of time to scour through journals for interesting articles, I decide to situate it within the present, letting my mind roam free in search for
Having been reading Thomas Bender’s “Introduction” to the edited volume of Rethinking American History in a Global Age, I’d like to deepen our previous conversations on the methodology of transnational history, as well as the rationale behind it. We’ve often
The Unconference on Saturday allowed me to put thoughts on paper – as I ended up doing Pair Writing in both sessions, I chose to write on two aspects of my project. First, trying to come up with part of
Quotations of Chairman Mao, or rather affectionately known as the Little Red Book, is the embodiment of the Chinese Communist Party’s rather successful foray into ‘creating a global language of Maoist revolution’. A government institution, the International Bookstore, distributed more
For this week’s blog post, I would like to give an update on my ideas for the Project with reference to Werner & Zimmermann’s article on histoire croisée (Title: ‘Beyond Comparison: Histoire Croisée and the Challenge of Reflexivity,’ available on
A look at how microhistory may be closer to cultural history and transnational history to international politics, even if both histories adopt the micro lens of analysis.
This entry compares the way transnational history is practised in two books, one by Ian Tyrell and another by Rita Chin. I started with their central arguments presented in the book, then went on to use the three aspects of transnational history presented by Patricia Clavin in last week’s reading – ‘time’, ‘manner’ and ‘place’ – to discuss their differences.
~~howl howl~~ In this entry I offer summaries of Patricia Clavin’s two articles on transnationalism published in 2005 and 2010, pointing out for instance how transnational history treats time and space, its distinct methodology and implications for historical writing.