Contemporary China Studies

Migration and the Ripple Effect: How Chinese Mobility Prompts African Mobility

Thursday, 16 November, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
China Centre Lecture Theatre

Migratory movements of one population can induce and facilitate migratory practices of another population in unintended and unexpected ways. In this talk Miriam Driessen looks at how a growing flow of Chinese migrants to Ethiopia has spawned Ethiopian labour migration to the Middle East.

Speaker(s): 
Dr Miriam Driessen

African Studies Seminar: Laughing about Corruption in Chinese-Ethiopian Encounters

Miriam Driessen (Oxford)
Thursday, 11 May, 2017 - 17:00
Pavilion Room, 4th floor Gateway Building, St Antony's College, Oxford

My paper sheds light on comic narratives of corruption as a form of cultural critique. I ask the question why corruption stories in the context of Chinese-Ethiopian encounters are often infused with humour.

Speaker(s): 
Miriam Driessen (Oxford)

Associate Professorship in Social Science Research Methods in the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies and the School of Geography and the Environment in association with Green Templeton College

Grade 36S: from £45,066 per annum

 We are seeking to appoint a permanent Associate Professor in Social Science Research Methods, to be held in the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS) and School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE), in association with a Non-Tutorial Fellowship at Green Templeton College under arrangements described in the further particulars.

A Tale of Two Forests - Comparing the Historical Patterns of Deforestation and Conservation in the Brazilian Atlantic and Amazon Forests - 1930-2012

Wednesday, 28 May, 2014 - 17:00
Colin Matthew Room, Radcliffe Humanities Centre

A Tale of Two Forests - Comparing the Historical Patterns of Deforestation and Conservation in the Brazilian Atlantic and Amazon Forests - 1930-2012 Free and open to all.

Speaker(s): 
Jose Augusto Padua, (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Rachel Carson Centre in Munich)

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