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  • Date : 2017-07-17

    Time : 16:30 - 18:00

    Speaker : Professor Dibyesh Anand

    Affiliation : Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster

    Venue : Room 206, Lee Shau Kee Building (李兆基楼), CUHK

Tibet Question and the Rise of China as a Global Power

Professor Dibyesh Anand

Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster

Abstract: China sees itself as a victim of imperialism and colonialism and the modern Chinese nationalism, including the one adopted and promoted by the Chinese Communist Party is defined through this. International scholarship on China often takes this narrative of China as anti-imperialist for granted. I would like to interrogate this narrative and argue that there is a fundamental disjuncture at the heart of modern nation-state project in China. China is anti-imperialist in its foreign policy rhetoric while being beneficiary and even practitioner, rather than victim, of imperialism and colonialism. Modern nation-state of People’s Republic of China is colonial in what it sees as its periphery. Focusing on Tibet, I would argue for a critical understanding of China as an emergent global power.

The speaker: Professor Dibyesh Anand is the Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Westminster in London. He is the author of monographs "Geopolitical Exotica: Tibet in Western Imagination” and “Hindu Nationalism in India and the Politics of Fear” and has published on varied topics including Tibet, China-India border dispute, Hindu nationalism and Islamophobia in India, identity politics in Tanzania, colonial occupation in Kashmir, and nationalism. He is currently working on colonial practices of postcolonial states, with special focus on India in Kashmir and China in Tibet. He is an avid facebooker and available at www.facebook.com/dibyesh .

Co-organized by:

Universities Service Centre for China Studies

Department of Government and Public Administration

Time             16:30-18:00, Monday, 17 July 2017

Lunch           Fee Free Admission

Venue           Room 206, Lee Shau Kee Building (李兆基楼), CUHK

Language     English