TLRH | Anti-China Now and Then: Anti-Chinese Racism and the Liberal Tradition 1776-2021
Friday, 12 March 2021, 12 – 1pm
A public lecture by Professor Kiri Paramore (UCC) organised by the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies and hosted by Trinity Long Room Hub.
This presentation analyses the links between anti-Chinese racism and liberal political thought. Starting in 1776, we begin with a short overview of the role of anti-Chinese sentiment in the formation and development of the liberal tradition – focusing on the central role of images of “Asian despotism” and “timeless Asia” in defining the Orientalist ideologies of nineteenth and twentieth century Western imperialism. I then move on to discuss our current situation in 2021, using liberalism and anti-Chinese racism’s long interwoven history to explain the prominent return of anti-Chinese racism in our times.
Please indicate if you have any access requirements, such as ISL/English interpreting, so that we can facilitate you in attending this event. Contact: Isabella.Jackson@tcd.ie
Please register here.
Campus Location: Online
Event Category: Lectures and Seminars, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free but registration is required.
Contact Name: Dr Isabella Jackson
More info: trinitylongroomhub-ie.zoom.us…