22 June 2021 | 14 – 16 h | Guest Lecture by Biao Xiang | A way out or a way in? Social competition in China …

Biao Xiang Professor of Social Anthropology | University of Oxford & MPI for Social Anthropology, Halle A way out or a way in? Social competition in China and transnational mobilities Despite the major disruptions created by COVID-19, the momentum of outmigration from China seems to remain strong. Why are students, workers, and businesspeople eager to […]

15 June 2021 | 18 – 20 h c.t. | Guest Lecture by Kirk Larsen | The false promise of membership in the “family of nations” …

Kirk W. Larsen Professor of History | Brigham Young University The false promise of membership in the “family of nations”: Diplomacy, treaties, legations, and Chosŏn Korea’s fall into colonial rule in the age of high imperialism. In the late nineteenth century, Chosŏn Korea negotiated a series of treaties with neighboring Asian and Western powers. For […]