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The State between Migration and Dojourning: the China difference

LSE Space for Thought lecture series

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.


Professor Wang Gungwu | talks
Professor Arne Westad | talks


Date and Time:

28 April 2009 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Sheikh Zayed Theatre, London School of Economics
New Academic Building
Lincoln's Inn Fields

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London School of Economics & Political Science
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