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Club Lunch: What the “Periphery” Tells Us About China?

Date: 1 Jan 1970 12:00 AM | Venue:

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
12:30pm for 12:45pm – lunch
1:15pm – address
1st Floor

Speaker: Anurag Viswanath, Author

China has a wide variety of people on its “periphery”. Periphery has many dimensions – geographical, i.e. ethnic minorities in the far-corners of China like the Mongols and the Uyghurs; or social, i.e. the migrants, rural poor or the LGBT community; or religious, i.e. the Hui Muslims of Xian or Jews of Kaifeng. Ms. Viswanath looked at the periphery – both from its genesis to how they were faring in today’s China, a comparison and contrast of the various “peripheral” and mainstream groups – and what this says about contemporary China.

An avid China-watcher, Anurag Viswanath has written about China for more than a decade in Bangkok Post, The Nation and Prachatai (Thailand), Far Eastern Economic Review (HK), Business Standard and Financial Express (India). Ms.Anurag has widely travelled in China, speaks Mandarin and lived in Shanghai as a researcher at Fudan University for her doctoral work on China’s reforms from Delhi University. She recently published a book “Finding India in China: Travels to the Lesser Known”.

Speaker: Anurag Viswanath, Author

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