The Centre for International Legal Studies in collaboration with Addis Ababa University IHL Clinics is conducting a webinar series in “Semi-colonialism and International Law”.
Unlike colonialism, semi-colonialism was limited to small number of Asian and African states. As international lawyers we are striking a conversation with historians to understand legal history better.
About Center for International Legal Studies
The Center for International Legal Studies - CILS/the Center - is a law research, training, and teaching institute, established and operating as a non-profit, public interest society under Austrian law. Its international headquarters have been in Salzburg, Austria since 1976. Its essential purpose is to promote and disseminate knowledge among members of the international legal community with 5,000 lawyers worldwide having been recognised for their contributions to CILS projects.
About Jindal Global Law School
JGU began its first academic session with the establishment of India’s first global law school. JGLS is committed to providing global legal education to its students. To fulfil this objective, the curriculum and pedagogy is designed to give extensive exposure to students to domestic, international and comparative law courses.
About Addis Ababa University
Addis Ababa University is a large, highly residential national university in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The university is the oldest school of higher education in Ethiopia. AAU has thirteen campuses. Twelve of these are situated in Addis Ababa, and one is located in Bishoftu.
Our speakers include, among others, Thongchai Winichakul and Prasenjit Duara, the leading historians of East Asia.
After Benedict Anderson, Thongchai Winichakul is perhaps the most important historian of the subject (having first appeared in Anderson’s Imagined Communities, 2nd edition). Thongchai’s Siam Mapped of 1994 is now a modern classic.
Prasenjit Duara is a leading historian of China and Japan. His book titled Sovereignty and Authenticity about the Manchukuo regime is a celebrated text on Asian history.
Our topics for this series include Thailand, China, Ethiopia, Indochina, and Ocean as history.
We look forward to your participation.
Types of Webinar, Date & Time
1. 'Semi-colonialism in Siam' by Thongchai Winichakul (11 March 2021, 7.30pm IST)
2. 'International Law as a Historical Analogy: From Semi-Colonial Ambiguity to Nationalist Assertion in Twentieth-Century China' by Xin Fan (18 March 2021, 7.30pm IST)
3. 'Hawaiian Kingdom, United States and international law' by David Keanu Sai (8 April 2021, 7.30pm IST)
4. 'Semi-colonialism in Indochina: A longue durée History' by Ann-Sophie Schoepfel (15 April 2021, 7.30pm IST)
5. 'Semi-colonialism in Ethiopia' by Hailegabriel Gedecho Feyissa (26 April 2021, 6pm IST)
6. 'Ocean as a paradigm of history' by Prasenjit Duara (6 May 2021, 9pm IST)