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This focussed symposium will bring together researchers working on contemporary formations of Chinese transnationalism.

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Re-Worlding Chinese Transnationalisms: An International Symposium 

This symposium will run over two full days, 26th August - 27th August, and will take the form of a small, focussed, highly interactive research workshop rather than a conventional conference, with discussants assigned and papers pre-circulated to attendants. In attendance will be two of the world's leading figures in the study of Chinese transnationalism: Pun Ngai, Professor at Department of Sociology, The University of Hong Kong, and Pál Nyíri, Professor of Global History from an Anthropological Perspective, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Professors Pun and Nyíri will present evening keynote lectures open to the public, as well as acting as discussants for other papers presented at the symposium.

This focussed symposium will bring together researchers working on contemporary formations of Chinese transnationalism. In the final decade of the twentieth century, along with intensifying cross-border movements of capital, people, and media attendant on the rise of the Asia-Pacific regional economy, Chinese transnationalism became a focus of study across a range of disciplines. Researchers addressed evolving phenomena including the geographies and politics of Chinese migration and diasporas; the transnationalization of Chinese families, religions, business, and education; the rise of Chinese Internet worlds; the histories of transnational Chinese cinema and transnational imaginaries in contemporary Chinese-language media; and the characteristics of a transnational Sinophone cultural sphere that was understood as both peripheral to and divergent from the type of Chinese identity promoted by the PRC state.

Twenty-five years after the emergence of the conceptual rubric of Chinese transnationalism, the human and cultural mobilities that inspired it have both intensified and transformed as the economic, political, and military “rise of China” decisively reshapes global geopolitics. The time is ripe to revisit the cultural politics of Chinese transnationalisms. What forms do transnational movements of Chinese media, people and culture take in today’s world? How are these mobilities transformed by the growing global power of the PRC? What does it mean to think, live, feel, and imagine Chinese transnationalisms in the context of President Xi’s promotion of the “Chinese dream,” economists’ recognition of the present time as the “Chinese century,” and unease about “Chinese influence” on the part of western governments, security agencies, and media? Re-Worlding Chinese Transnationalisms will address these questions.

The full program can be downloaded here: https://mobileselves.org/symposium/

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The Re-Worlding Chinese Transnationalisms Symposium will run online over two full days, 26th August – 27th August. It will take the form of a small, focussed, highly interactive research workshop rather than a conventional conference, with discussants assigned and papers pre-circulated to attendants. In attendance will be two of the world’s leading figures in the study of Chinese transnationalism: Pun Ngai, Professor at Department of Sociology, The University of Hong Kong, and Pál Nyíri, Professor of Global History from an Anthropological Perspective, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Professors Pun and Nyíri will present keynote lectures open to the public (please note that registration is essential). This symposium is organised by Associate Professor Fran Martin (University of Melbourne). It aims to bring together researchers working on contemporary formations of Chinese transnationalism: revisiting the conceptual rubric that first emerged in the early 1990s from the vantage point of the economic and cultural “rise of China” today, with a focus on current trends in Chinese human, media, and cultural mobilities. 

This event is supported by funding from the Australian Research Council and the University of Melbourne.

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