Last November in Cologne , the DFG Network “Anthropology and China(s)” was launched. Back then we started our collective work on the first theme that we continued at the second network conference that we held in Heidelberg on 3-4 August, 2022. A conference report by Christof Lammer, Department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Klagenfurt.
Which versions of China are enacted in relations between area studies and regional anthropologies? And with what consequences? These are the questions we will explore in the second meeting of our network that will take place at HS 5, Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies (CATS), Heidelberg University, from August 3 to 4, 2022. Over …
Go and check out three new articles by our group member Jean-Baptiste Pettier published in Comparative Studies in Society and History and Social Analysis! See post for details.
Sarah Hanisch's monograph Searching for Sweetness: Women's mobile lives in China and Lesotho (2022) is out! The book provides a fascinating ethnography, linking rural-to-urban migration in China with Chinese migration to Africa from the perspectives of the women involved.
Next up: Friday, 24 June, 12:30–13:30 Fabienne Wallenwein (Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies, Universität Heidelberg) Reconnecting cultural heritage and landscape in the Congjiang Jiabang Rice Terraces (Guizhou) – More info in the post!
Christof Lammer, Marco Lazzarotti, Jean-Baptiste Pettier Members of the DFG network at Cologne University, November 6, 2021. Photo: Christof Lammer More than twenty scholars participated in the first of six conferences of our network “Anthropology and China(s)” at the University of Cologne to start exploring the first of three themes: “Anthropology and the Study of …
Published in Space and Place as Human Coordinates: Rethinking Dimensions Across Disciplines, edited by Arianna Maiorani and C. Bruna Mancini, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Next up: February 25, 2022: Cheryl Schmitz (MPIWG Berlin) – "Indebtedness, Predation, and Mistrust in Chinese-Angolan Transactions" – More info in the post!
NEW! A new TechnoViews podcast with anthropologist Lena Kaufmann discussing her new book on rural migration and agro-technological change in contemporary China. Available on major streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple, ...).
One of our member's articles just became available open access! Check out Jean-Baptiste Pettier's 2019 contribution to L'Homme on matchmaking in China, translated from the French by Catriona Dutreuilh.