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William H. Sewell Jr. on Commercial Capitalism and Civic Equality

In Theory co-host Simon Brown interviews William H. Sewell Jr., the Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Political Science and History at the University of Chicago, about his new book, Commercial Capitalism and Civic Equality in Eighteenth-Century France (University of Chicago Press, 2021).


Simon Brown is a PhD candidate in history at the University of California, Berkeley and a primary editor at the JHI Blog.

Featured Image: William H. Sewell Jr. faculty photo, University of Chicago (left); Medal commemorating and depicting the abolition of feudal privileges by the National Assembly in August 1789, Nicolas-Marie Gatteaux and Pierre Simon Benjamin Duvivier.

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Sebastian Veg on China’s Grassroots Intellectuals

Guest host John Raimo interviews Sebastian Veg, professor of the intellectual history of twentieth-century China at the School of Advanced Studies in Social Science (EHESS) in Paris, about his book, Minjian: The Rise of China’s Grassroots Intellectuals (Columbia University Press 2019, and paperback 2021).

References:

“Creating Public Opinion, Advancing Knowledge, Engaging in Politics: The Local Public Sphere in Chengdu, 1898–1921,” The China Quarterly, vol. 246, forthcoming (June 2021).  

Resisting Enchantment, Questioning Aestheticism: Modern Chinese Literature and the Public Sphere,” Critical Inquiry, Volume 46, No. 3 (Spring 2020): 536-554.

The Rise of China’s Statist Intellectuals: Law, Sovereignty, and ‘Repoliticization’,” The China Journal, vol. 82 (July 2019), p. 23-45.

What Role Will Intellectuals Play in China’s Future?” Chinafile, 31 July 2019.

 “Debating the Memory of the Cultural Revolution in China Today”, Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, 8 August 2016.


John Raimo, a founding editor of the JHI Blog, is finishing a dissertation on Czech, French, German, and Italian publishing and ideas of European culture between 1945 and 1970.

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Nicole CuUnjieng Aboitiz on the Philippine Revolution

In Theory co-host Disha Karnad Jani interviews Nicole CuUnjieng Aboitiz, research fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge and Executive Director of the Toynbee Prize Foundation, about her new book, Asian Place, Filipino Nation: A Global Intellectual History of the Philippine Revolution, 1887-1912 (Columbia University Press, 2020).


Disha Karnad Jani is a contributing editor at the JHI Blog and a graduate student in history at Princeton University.

Featured Image: Cover of Asian Place, Filipino Nation. Art by Tintin Lontoc and cover design by Julia Kushnirsky.

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Andrew B. Liu on Tea War and Political Economy

In Theory co-host Simon Brown interviews Andrew B. Liu, assistant professor of history at Villanova University, about his new book, Tea War: A History of Capitalism in China and India (Yale University Press, 2020).


Simon Brown is a primary editor at the JHI Blog and a PhD candidate in history at the University of California, Berkeley. You can follow him on twitter.

Featured Image: Circa 1820, from the Kelton Collection. Courtesy of Christie’s.

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Katy Hull on American Sympathy with Italian Fascism

In Theory co-host Simon Brown interviews Katy Hull, lecturer in American Studies at the University of Amsterdam, about her new book, The Machine Has a Soul: American Sympathy with Italian Fascism (Princeton University Press, 2021).


Simon Brown is a primary editor at the JHI Blog and a PhD candidate in history at the University of California, Berkeley. You can follow him on twitter.

Featured Image: “The old Language of politics is a Dead Language in the Age of the machine. ” Illustration by Wilfred Jones for Anne O’Har McCormick, “Bringing Politics Up to Date,” New York Times, November 25, 1928,

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Annette Joseph-Gabriel on Black Women and Citizenship in the French Empire

Guest Host Ariel Mond interviews Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel, assistant professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Michigan, about her new book, Reimagining Liberation: How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire (University of Illinois Press, 2020).


Ariel Mond is a doctoral candidate at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, where she studies modern European and global history. Her dissertation research considers the intersections of French political imprisonment, the decolonization of Algeria, and the rise of postwar human rights politics from the 1940s to 1970s.

Featured Image: From Alexis Peskine’s Identité Internationale. 2010. From the cover design of Reimagining Liberation.