Why would the removal of authoritarian institutions in some developing countries lead to sustained socio-economic crisis, while others experience explosive growth despite 'persisting' informal, insecure and rent-seeking institutional arrangements?
Contemporary China Studies
International History of East Asia seminar.
Hao Chen, University of Cambridge: ‘Contesting Representational Legitimacy in Hong Kong: the Chinese Nationalist, Communist and the “Third Force”, 1949-1962.’
This paper examines 'thugs-for-hire' as a form of state repression, particularly through the use of third-party violent agents.
Dr Mamtimyn Sunuodula, University of Durham. ‘"Let Xinjiang’s Ethnic Youth Enjoy the Fruits of Splendid Chinese Culture": Language and Securitization of Language Policy in Contemporary Xinjiang
Concepts of historical progress or decline and the idea of anakyklosis (Kreislauf) have existed for centuries in many civilizations.
The anchor for this presentation which stems from a joint research project with the historian of India, Sumathi Ramaswamy, is Gigi Scaria’s six-minute video installation No Parallel (2010).
International History of East Asia Seminar. Alexandria Dugal, University of Oxford: ‘Murota Tamotsu and the Coexistence of Christianity and Japanese Nationalist Sentiment during the Pacific War at the Shizuoka Eiwa Jogakko.’ Jennifer Bond, SOAS, University of London: ‘”At the Centre of a Tornado”
Paul Irwin Crookes was interviewed and quoted by The New York Times for an article that examined current and prospective UK-China relations as part of the background to Prime Minister Theresa May’s trade and investment visit
China and Europe have become much closer in economic terms over the past four decades but in spite of extraordinary growth in two-way trade and investment flows, and a proliferation of dialogues on policy, the EU-China Strategic Partnership (2003) has proved to be a disappointment.
The journal International Affairs has published a review of The Politics of EU-China Economic Relations: An Uneasy Partnership, a book by the School’s Paul Irwin Crookes co-authored with John Farnell.