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China, Postcoloniality, and the Global South

Map of the world with threads connecting China to other countries; event date, time, and location
Friday, February 24, 2023
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Lisa Rofel (UC Santa Cruz), Carlos Rojas (Duke), Prasenjit Duara (Duke)

Join AMES and APSI for a panel discussion moderated by Prasenjit Duara, featuring Lisa Rofel and Carlos Rojas, in dialogue about the recently-published books:

New World Orderings: China and the Global South
Lisa Rofel and Carlos Rojas, eds. (Duke University Press, 2022)

Siting Postcoloniality: Critical Perspectives from Sino East Asia
Pheng Cheah and Caroline S. Hua, eds. (Duke University Press, 2022)

The Tropical Silk Road: The Future of China in South America
Paul Amar, Lisa Rofel, Maria Amelia Viteri, Consuelo Fernández-Salvador, and Fernando Brancoli, eds. (Stanford University Press, 2022)

About the speakers:
Lisa Rofel is professor emerita, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz. Her academic interests include the intersections of political economy, gender, sexuality, desire, and postcolonial and neocolonial geopolitics. Her current research focuses on China's rising presence in the Global South. With coauthor Sylvia Yanagisako, she wrote "Fabricating Transnational Capitalism: A Collaborative Ethnography of Italian-Chinese Fashion" (2019).

Carlos Rojas is a Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies; Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies; and Arts of the Moving Image at Duke University. His research focuses on issues of gender and visuality, corporeality and infection, and nationalism and diaspora studies.

Prasenjit Duara is the Oscar Tang Chair of East Asian Studies at Duke University. He was born and educated in India and received his PhD in Chinese history from Harvard University. He was previously Professor and Chair of the Dept of History and Chair of the Committee on Chinese Studies at the University of Chicago (1991-2008). Subsequently, he became Raffles Professor of Humanities and Director, Asia Research Institute at National University of Singapore (2008-2015).

Contact: Carlos Rojas