Ching Kwan Lee
- University of California, Los Angeles
This workshop brings together a group of junior and senior scholars who have done grounded empirical research on China’s multifaceted overseas engagements in Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America. The design of the workshop is deliberately comparative. By pairing researchers with similar empirical foci – ranging from infrastructural investment, labor, diaspora politics, Communist united front strategies, cultural and medical diplomacy – but with data collected from different parts of the world, the workshop seeks to generate cross-regional comparative insights for new conceptualization and theorization of China as an international force taking many forms.