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China and Black Internationalism In the Early 20th Century

GUEST SPEAKER: AALIYAH BILAL

This presentation looks at the emergence of black internationalist thought in the early 20th century and China’s place within this discourse. Through examining the writings and utterances of prominent black U.S. intellectuals, it offers an overview of their varied responses to China’s progress from the end of dynastic rule to the founding of the People’s Republic.

Aaliyah Bilal is a fiction and non-fiction writer. Previously she was a recipient of the Shansi Memorial Fellowship at Yunnan University where, for two years, she conducted ethnographic research among HuiZu Muslims. A graduate of the School of Oriental and African Studies, she is currently at work on a book about her experience as an African-American woman living in Asia.

Monday, July 10th at 7:30pm-50rmb

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