Antimony, Wartime Sino-American Cooperation, and the Mysterious Archives

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Thursday, December 8, 2022
12:15 pm to 1:00 pm

Hallock Auditorium

122 Elm St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

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Since the 20th century, mines in China have been important sources of antimony (Sb), a  silver-white metal used in lead, batteries, bullets, and other essential objects. Yu-chi Chang will talk about his recent archival research at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in College Park, Maryland, where he discovered primary sources about the extraction, transportation, and trading of China’s antimony and other minerals. What do China’s earth, resource extraction, and the Sino-American antimony trade have to do with East Asian environments and the growing winds of war in the mid-century world?

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