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Upcoming Discussion of a Pre-circulated Paper Written by Dr. Shellen X. Wu.

The University of Tennessee Center for the Study of War & Society and the Department of History present an event with:

Dr. Shellen X. Wu

On Thursday, January 25, 2017 at Noon in UT Humanities Center Room E308 (3rd Floor Seminar Room) the Center will host a discussion of the pre-circulated paper written by Dr. Shellen X. Wu. To receive a copy of the paper, please email

 “Globalizing Turner: The Significance of the Frontier in Twentieth Century China”

Shellen X. Wu is an Associate Professor of History. Her research focuses on modern Chinese history, history of science, and global history. Frederick Jackson Turner’s frontier thesis has been a seminal part of twentieth century American history. This talk places Turner in a global context and addresses the question of how thinking about frontiers helped to define modern China.