This symposium interrogates the political, cultural, social, and linguistic categories associated with “China” and “Vietnam” from ancient times to the present moment, and calls into question how assumptions about what constitute “China” and “Vietnam” over various periods inform, constrain, illuminate, or mislead our understanding of the region and its history. This symposium will not only explore the diversity and dynamics of “Sino-Vietnamese relations” over that long history, but will also confront how notions of “China” and “Vietnam” exert real and powerful force on the geopolitical arena in the present day.
Organized by John Phan & Lien-Hang Nguyen
Please join us:
February, Fri 22nd – Sat. 23rd
1501 International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Please find a tentative schedule and more information here.
If you are able to join us, please RSVP through our website here.
This event is co-sponsored by Weatherhead East Asian Institute and Columbia University’s Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures