Contemporary China Studies

State of Exchange: Migrant NGOs and the Chinese Government

Wednesday, 1 March, 2017 -
12:30 to 14:00
Lucina Ho Seminar Room, China Centre

Engaging a new conceptual framework, Jennifer Hsu reveals how Chinese migrant NGOs interact with spaces and layers of the state and a complex web of government bodies, lending stability to, and forming mutually beneficial relationships with, the state.

Speaker(s): 
Professor Jennifer Hsu (University of Alberta)

Forging the Golden Urn: Qing Empire and the Politics of Reincarnation in Tibet, 1792-1911

Thursday, 9 March, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
China Centre Lecture Theatre

This talk will recount the previously untold history of the Golden Urn, a Chinese bureaucratic device that was exported to Tibet in 1793 and transformed (at least provisionally) into a magical instrument for divining the true identities of reincarnate lamas.

Speaker(s): 
Prof. Max Oidtmann (Georgetown University-Qatar)

‘Let your child win at the starting line’: Hong Kong’s Education System as a Desired Destination

Thursday, 23 February, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
China Centre Lecture Theatre

More than one-third of all marriages registered in Hong Kong in recent years are between local men and mainland Chinese women. This talk focuses on the women’s motivations for migrating across border. Based on ethnographic work, Avital Binah-Pollak shows that the child and their future play an im

Speaker(s): 
Avital Binah-Pollak, M.A. (Tel Aviv University)

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