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Global China: New Approaches Lecture Series

Global China: New Approaches will bring public intellectuals of the highest calibre from the disciplines of literature, history, history of medicine, and cultural studies to the University of Birmingham and University of Cambridge to share their cutting-edge research and approaches to the study of “Global China.”

The lecture series demonstrates the necessity of employing multi-disciplinary approaches to understanding China and its cultures and histories and intends to decenter our contemporary understanding of Global China. The temporal scope of the lecture series is intentionally broad in order to explore the interlinked processes of modernity and globalization – from the late imperial to the contemporary periods – that have shaped the contemporary world we know today.

The lecture series is funded by the Funded by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. For more information on the lecture series please see

A video of Pamela Crossley's seminar at the University of Birmingham on "China at the centre of "Eurasian" history" can be watched on the University of Birmingham website. A video of Prof Ien Ang's lecture on "Chinatowns and the rise of China" given at the University of Birmingham on 6th May, 2015 can be watched on YouTube.

Events at Cambridge

The lectures of Prof. Angela Ki Che Leung, Prof. Eugenio Menegon and Prof. Shu-mei Shih will be held at Cambridge as follows:

For further information, contact:

Prof. Hans van de Ven
Professor of Modern Chinese History
Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies