15past15 is a new podcast which discusses how the past is made, and by whom.
Its first season focuses on history and history-writing in East Asia, from the sixteenth century to today. Interviewees debate the indigenous historical traditions of China and Japan in particular, and the ways that understandings of the past evolved at times of acute political and societal change. Our contributors teach East Asian and global history at leading universities in Germany, France, the UK, Spain, Switzerland, the USA and Canada, and they manage—just about—to stick to a fifteen-minute format. Interviews will be released weekly from 15 January 2019.
15past15 has been made possible by a Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) grant.
Episode1: Introducing 15past15
15 January 2019 | Martin Dusinberre and Birgit Tremml Werner introduce 15past15
Episode 2: Confucius's Comeback
Episode 3: When did Taiwan Begin?
Episode 4: Translating the Republic of Letters
29 January 2019 | David Mervart traces the entanglements of foreign trade and book collecting in so-called “closed Japan”, and the ways that Japanese translators came to conceive of—and embody—the republic of letters. Interviewed by Martin Dusinberre and Birgit Tremml Werner.
Episode 5: China in Japan's Modern Time
5 February 2019 | Stefan Tanaska suggests that Japanese intellectuals “discovered” Japan’s past in the mid-nineteenth century, both by reconsidering China’s place in the world and by thinking about time in new ways.
Interviewed by Martin Dusinberre and Birgit Tremml Werner.
Episode 6: Professionalising Japan's Past
12 February 2019 | Lisa Yoshikawa illustrates how academic historians in modern Japan used the professionalisation of studying and writing about the past to establish politically opportune narratives for a modern imperial state.
Interviewed by Birgit Tremml Werner and Martin Dusinberre.
Episode 7: The Columbus of Japan
19 February 2019 | Birgit Tremml Werner introduces Yamada Nagamasa (1590-1630), whom some scholars called the “Columbus of Japan” in the 1940s—a label, she argues, which tells us as much about twentieth-century as seventeenth-century history. Interviewed by Joachim Kurtz and Martin Dusinberre.
Episode 8: Misreading the Macartney Mission
26 February 2019
Episode 9: Persuasion with China's Past
5 March 2019
Episode 10: Writing Women in late-Qing China
12 March 2019
Episode 11: Chinese Utopias
19 March 2019
Episode 13: China's Renaissance
2 April 2019
Episode 14: Japan and the Pacific Age
9 April 2019
Episode 15: Exhibiting China and Japan
16 April 2019
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Episode 12: Whose Renaissance?
26 March 2019