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Chop Suey and Other Inventions: The History of Chinese Overseas

Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 6 – 7pm

Chop Suey and Other Inventions: The History of Chinese Overseas

A lecture by Dr Peter Hamilton as part of the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival organised by Trinity Centre for Asian Studies and the School of Histories and Humanities.

Chinese people have migrated overseas for centuries. Chinese labor was essential to the development of many nations, while Chinese merchants have been key intermediaries throughout globalization. In turn, in contrast to ‘perpetual outsider’ stereotypes, overseas Chinese have long mixed with new peoples, blended their cultural traditions, and redefined the meaning of ‘Chinese.’ Peter Hamilton will outline the history of the Chinese diaspora and introduce key examples of mixing, adaptation, and hybridity abroad.

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Centre
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Type: Lectures and Seminars
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Public
Cost: Free but registration is required
Contact Name: Dr Isabella Jackson

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