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Chinese Summer Institute Public Lectures

Date & Time:
June 20, 2018 - 10:00 am to June 21, 2018 - 12:00 pm
Location:
June 20: EEEL 161; June 21: Hotel Alma, Senate Room
Speaker:
Evan Nicoll-Johnson / University of Alberta  |  David Wright / University of Calgary

 
The Calgary Institute for the Humanities at the University of Calgary and the Kule Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Alberta are co-sponsoring a Humanities Summer Institute on Chinese Migration. Recent migration of Chinese individuals and families from the interior countryside to the coastal cities is the largest in world history. These social realignments have had profound implications in the realm of cultural representation, in such fields as literature, film, memoir, and media.
 

The institute is supported by generous funding from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation (CCKF) and the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI), with supplementary funding provided by the VP International at the University of Calgary. 
 

Two public lectures will be hosted at the University of Calgary on the mornings of June 20 and June 21:

Memories and Experiences of Migration in Early Medieval Chinese Literature
Evan Nicoll-Johnson / University of Alberta      
Wednesday, June 20 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
University of Calgary
EEEL Room 161

“Turning from Guests into Hosts”: Illegal Han Chinese migration and anti-Mongolian Pogroms in Inner Mongolia during the Qing and early Republican Periods
David Wright / University of Calgary
Thursday, June 21 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
University of Calgary
Hotel Alma, Senate Room

 
Five public lectures will be hosted at the University of Alberta between June 26 and July 3:

Handle with Care: Little Americans and the Supply Chain of Human Feeling (人情)
Julie Chu / University of Chicago
Tuesday, June 26 Time TBA
University of Alberta
Telus Centre 134

Making Sense of Moving Home: Documentary Practices, Wartime Migration, and Chinese Residents of Burma
Tina Mai Chen / University of Manitoba             
Wednesday, June 27 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
University of Alberta
Telus Centre 134

Homeless in the Fatherland: Xiao Hong's Migrant Geographies
Clara Iwasaki / University of Alberta                  
Friday, June 29 Time TBA                                   
University of Alberta
Telus Centre 134

Portable Values: Mainland Migration to Taiwan, Chinese Values, and the Reconstitution of Community (or not)
Christopher Lupke / University of Alberta
Monday, July 2 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
University of Alberta
Botanical Garden

Circulating Expertise: Migration, International Relations, and Development during the Cold War
Madeline Hsu / University of Texas
Tuesday, July 3 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
University of Alberta
Telus Centre 134

You can learn more about the Institute and this year's focus on Chinese Migratory Realities in the CIH News section.