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The State between Migration and Sojourning: the China difference

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LSE Space for Thought lecture series

Date: Tuesday 28 April 2009
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Professor Wang Gungwu
Chair: Professor Arne Westad

At the end of the 19th century, the Qing court described all Chinese living overseas as sojourners. Under the Republic, overseas Chinese were enjoined to be patriotic. After 1949, migration policies changed several times. Why did three different Chinese states pay so much attention to this subject?

Wang Gungwu is university professor at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore and chairman of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, email events@lse.ac.uk or phone 020 7955 6043.

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The Space for Thought Lecture series celebrates the completion of the New Academic Building and is supported by the LSE Annual Fund. The next lecture in the series will be delivered by Professor Paul Collier on the topic of 'Wars, Guns and Votes: democracy in dangerous places' on Wednesday 29 April.

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