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The Intimacies of Four Continents

Lecture by SAS Visiting Fellow for 2011/12, Professor Lisa Lowe from University of San Diego, California.

This lecture examines liberal ideas of citizenship, free labor, and free trade, in light of transatlantic and transpacific encounters between Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. It revisits the meaning of the liberal policy of "free trade," by way of a discussion of British literary representations of the colonial trades in cotton, silk and opium, and observes that British engagements with China during and after the Opium Wars constituted the conditions for "free trade," inasmuch as it inaugurated new modes of imperial sovereignty.


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Date and Time:

15 May 2012 at 5:30 pm


2 hours



School of Advanced Study, University of London
Senate House
Malet Street
020 7862 8653

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