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In honor of International Women's Day 2014, a look back at recent conversations and events on international issues.

Three faculty members will participate in Barnard's Sixth Annual Global Symposium "Women Changing China."

Kathleen López, assistant professor in the department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean studies at Rutgers University, examines the discrimination Chinese migrants faced in Cuba in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 

Six students will attend Women Changing China and facilitate the 2014 Young Women’s Leadership Workshop

Madeline Y. Hsu, director of the Center for Asian American Studies and associate professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin, explores how shifts in immigration laws and practices produced the idea of Chinese, and other Asian immigrants, as high-achieving “model minorities.”

Li Zhang employs recent and eye-opening archaeological discoveries to explore the Silk Routes, one of the most marvelous phenomena in Eurasian history.

A fashion exhibition at the Museum of Chinese in America, curated with the expertise of Professor Dorothy Ko, tells the story of Shanghai’s “new woman.”

Historians and scholars gather to discuss acclaimed scholar Tanika Sarkar’s latest work, which explores the relations among law, personhood, and Hindu idioms in colonial India.

 

Shanna Lorenz, professor of music and Latino/a and Latin American Studies at Occidental College, explores how circular migration between Brazil and Japan has impacted Brazilian society.

 

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