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Arab-Chinese Entanglements in the Age of Global Empires
18. Jul., 13:00 - 14:30
Speaker: Wen Shuang (New York University of Shanghai)
This talk narrates four little-known stories of Arab-Chinese entanglement in the age of trans-imperial collaboration and competition in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Although much attention is paid to China’s relationships with the Middle East today, I argue that this relationship did not emerge out of nowhere. Chinese and Arab lands were not entirely separate worlds until recently. Rather they have been entangled in complex ways well before the turn of the twenty-first century. The discovery of these episodes of largely invisible interactions resulted from my original juxtaposition of primary sources in Arabic and Chinese from multi-sited research in Beijing, Cairo, Damascus, London, Nanjing, Taipei, Washington DC, and Zhangzhou.
On Campus: ZHG (Zentrales Hörsaalgebäude) 104
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