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Bloated Logomaps: On Extending Political Realms to More-Than-Human Geographies

Date and Time: 
Monday, March 11, 2019. 05:30 PM
Meeting Location: 
Humanities Center Boardroom
Workshop: 
Eurasian Empires
Meeting Description: 

We will meet at 5:30 for dinner. Then Franck Billé will give a short background sketch of his work, followed by questions and discussion.

Franck Billé is the program director of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for Silk Roads Studies in UC Berkeley. He received his PhD in social anthropology in 2011 from the University of Cambridge, UK, and was visiting scholar UC Berkeley's institute of East Asian Studies between 2015 and 2017. His research interests include the subjects of borders, territoriality, and sovereignty in Central and East Asia, and his publications include a book entitled Sinophobia: Anxiety, Violence, and the Making of Mongolian Identity, published in 2015, and two entitled volumes: Yellow Perils: China Narratives in the Contemporary World (co-edited with Sören Urbansky in 2018) and Frontier Encounters: Knowledge and Practice at the Russian, Chinese and Mongolian Border (co-edited with Caroline Humphrey and Grégory Delaplace in 2012).

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