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Chinese Summer Institute Public Lectures

Date & Time:
June 26, 2018 - July 3, 2018
University of Alberta

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. 

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.