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Department of Social Anthropology


Kerry Brown (Kings College London)

China at the Borders: Xi Jinping's Ambition and the Role of the Margins

Xi Jinping's era since 2012 has been one of grand narratives, international ambitions, and the emergence in word and act of a global China. And yet the same issues that have troubled the country for decades, involving important border areas around Tibet, Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia, have not disappeared. Management of both Tibet and Xinjiang in particular have involved the implementation of deeply contentious security processes. The Belt and Road Inititiave also ties China's geopolitics into its domestic situation. This lecture will discuss the way these long standing challenges around autonomous regions figure in the politics of the Xi era, and how they present old, and new, issues for the leadership in Beijing.

Tuesday, 23 April, 2019 - 16:30 to 18:00
Event location: 
Seminar room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane