Borders of Knowledge network update

In March 2012, William A. Callahan went to China to set up the research network. He met with the network partner Prof. ZHANG Xiaojin (Tsinghua) to organise the logistics for the research network.

Dr WU Qiang (Tsinghua) came to Manchester for a one month (June-July 2012) research visit; he met with researchers and PhD students who are studying civil society and social movements in China and Europe.

Callahan went on fieldwork visits to India (3-18 February 2013) and China (5-15 March 2013). He met with academics and public intellectuals in both countries, and in India is  gave talks at network partner Jindal School of International Affairs, O.P. Jindal Global University, as well as at the Institute for Chinese Studies and the Observer Research Foundation think tank.

The network workshop will be held in Shanghai in June 2013.

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About William A. Callahan

William A. Callahan is professor of international politics and China studies at the University of Manchester, and was co-director of BICC from 2006-2013. His research examines the interplay of ideas, politics and policy and the overlap of domestic and international politics, especially in China. His is author of China Dreams: 20 Visions of the Future (OUP, 2013), China: The Pessoptimist Nation (OUP, 2010), Contingent States: Greater China and Transnational Relations, and co-editor of China Orders the World: Normative Soft Power and Foreign Policy (Johns Hopkins, 2012). He also makes video documentaries about China and Sino-foreign encounters.