Amoral Markets: Accumulation by Drugpossession and Armspossession in 19th Century China
February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Mark Driscoll is Associate Professor of East Asian and Global Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is an intellectual historian and cultural studies scholar of East Asia, focusing on Japan’s historical interactions with its regional neighbors, Korea and China. His first book was a monograph on the Japanese imperial propagandist Yuasa Katsuei (Duke University Press, 2005). His second book, also from Duke (2010), called Absolute Erotic, Absolute Grotesque, treated the vexed problem of colonial modernity as it applied to Sino-Japanese relations. A third book (currently under review with Duke Press) is called The Whites are Enemies of Heaven! which looks at the similar responses in Japan and China in the nineteenth century to Euro-American coloniality as expressed in asymmetric war, scientific racism and capitalist extraction. He has also published widely in cultural studies and postcolonial studies more broadly, including essays in Social Text, Postcolonial Studies, Cultural Critique, Cultural Studies, and Public Culture.