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Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: The British High Commission in Pakistan 1947-65

Tuesday, 21 November, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

The paper examines the roles of three influential heads of the British High Commission in Pakistan’s early post-independence history, Sir Gilbert Laithwaite (1951-4), Sir Alexander Symon (1954-61) and Sir Morrice James (1961-5).

Ian Talbot (Southampton University)

Mandarin Forum: Governing Media and Mediatized Governance: Cultural Dynamics in Contemporary Chinese Politics

Friday, 17 November, 2017 -
13:00 to 14:00
Lucina Ho Seminar Room, China Centre

The talk is based on an empirical study which compares three environmental protests that took place in China in May 2013. It explores why these three events which focused on the same issue (p-Xylene) and occurred at the same time received rather different responses from their local government.

Yu Xin

Migration and the Ripple Effect: How Chinese Mobility Prompts African Mobility

Thursday, 16 November, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
China Centre Lecture Theatre

Migratory movements of one population can induce and facilitate migratory practices of another population in unintended and unexpected ways. In this talk Miriam Driessen looks at how a growing flow of Chinese migrants to Ethiopia has spawned Ethiopian labour migration to the Middle East.

Dr Miriam Driessen