Ryoanji Temple
September 25, 2018 - 2:00pm

Globalization from Below and in 'Reverse': The Movement of African Traders to Guangzhou

Elanah Uretsky, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Brandeis University
Seigle Hall, room L003

First Event in the Series:

Encounters of Color: How China and the African World Meet

Co-sponsored by East Asian Studies and African and African American Studies

Recent trends in globalization and development increasingly focus on the one million Chinese workers living in Africa who work on many of the massive infrastructure projects that characterize China's Belt and Road Initiative.  A smaller but equally important wave of migration is occurring from Africa to China as traders who might seek opportunities in the US or Europe are locked out of those regions. But while China is an easier destination initially, the lack of a path to migration complicates life for a foreigner. This talk will detail some of the challenges to African traders trying to forge a new life in China.

November 16, 2018 - 7:00pm

The 21st Annual Nelson Wu Memorial Lecture: "Chinese Cosmopolitans in Twentieth Century Shanghai"

Julia F. Andrews, Distinguished University Professor, The Ohio State University
Saint Louis Art Museum Auditorium

The birth of the Pegasus Society, or Tianmahui, in 1919 launched a sustained effort among Shanghai artists living in or near the booming treaty port metropolis to create a Chinese art world that was fully cosmopolitan.  Its founders were

Sep
25
Elanah Uretsky, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Brandeis University
Seigle Hall, room L003 @ 2:00 pm
Sep
26
Artistic Direction by Ting-Ting Chang
Edison Theatre @ 7:00 pm
Oct
05
Susan Napier, Goldthwaite Professor of Rhetoric, Tufts University
Women's Building Formal Lounge @ 4:00 pm
Oct
23
Yu Jin Ko, Professor of English, Wellesley College and Ivanna Yi, Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington University
Busch Hall, room 18 @ 4:00 pm
Nov
02
Eric Han, Associate Professor of History at the College of William Mary
@ 12:00 pm

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