Liangxiang Forum

2020-2021 Spring Term

“Though separated by mountains, we share the same clouds and rain. The bright moon belongs not to a single town” (verse from “Seeing Off Imperial Censor Chai” by Tang Dynasty poet Wang Changling).

“The country where we live for a long time may feel like our hometown. The place where we live for a long time will be regarded as our hometown” (verse from “Seeking Hometown” by Tang Dynasty poet Huang Xiao).

The Institute for International and Area Studies of Tsinghua University is seeking to build an academic platform where distinguished scholars of Area Studies can present and exchange ideas on the construction and development of Area Studies. Among topics for discussion are the experience of Area Studies research, the theories used in disciplinary studies, and the application of theories to the realities of research in developing countries. Starting from the 2020 Fall semester, for this purpose, the IIAS is initiating the “Liangxiang* Forum”. It aims to bring analytical insights and ideological enlightenment to the field, emphasizing the multi-disciplinary, multi-paradigm, multi-perspective and multi-viewpoint dimensions.

The 1st Session of Liangxiang Forum | Historical Self-consciousness: Studying on the Early Reforms in African States
The 2nd Session of Liangxiang Forum | Islam and Middle East Politics
The 3rd Session of Liangxiang Forum | Political Economy of Development in the Middle East
The 4th Session of Liangxiang Forum | Slavery in Africa and the Atlantic Slave Trade
The 5th Session of Liangxiang Forum | Poor People’s Politics: A 25 Year Retrospective
The 6th Session of Liangxiang Forum | Theory and Practice: Area Studies and China’s Foreign Policy
The 7th Session of Liangxiang Forum | The Golden Age of Islam and Lessons for a Post-COVID World