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Understanding China and Engaging with Chinese People - the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Professor Fei Xiaotong

Sunday 5th December 2010, 9am to 6pm, New Theatre, EAS171, East Building, LSE

Chairs: Professor Stephan Feuchtwang and Dr Kent Deng, LSE
Convenors: Dr Xiangqun Chang, LSE and Professor Daming Zhou, Sun Yat-sen University, China

This international conference commemorates the birth of Professor Fei Xiaotong (Fei Hsiao-Tung 1910-2005), the famous sociologist, anthropologist, social activist and senior Chinese political leader, an Honorary Fellow and among the LSE’s most distinguished alumni. It will followed by a series of related seminars from 6th to 8th December given by some participants.

The Conference will examine the importance and relevance of Fei Xiaotong's academic contributions and policy studies, and focus on China both as a part of global society and as a culture undergoing dramatic change. It will explore relationships and interactions between Han and ethnic minorities and Chinese and non-Chinese people, in a search for dynamic, integrated, multifaceted insights. Comparative and historical perspectives are both represented. The aim of the Conference is to advance mutual understanding between human beings as a process of the "cultural awareness" promoted by Professor Fei Xiaotong in his later years.

Organisers 

  • Asia Research Centre
  • Department of Anthropology
  • China in Comparative Perspective Network (CCPN)
  • Confucius Institute for Business London (CIBL)

Together with:

  • Zhejiang UK Association (ZJUKA)
  • School of Sociology and Anthropology, Sun Yat-sen University, China
  • The Sino-UK Educational Service Centre

Supporters:

  • Chinese Embassy in the UK

Sponsors:

  • Hanban
  • Tsinghua University
  • Sun Yat-sen University
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