Liangxiang Forum

2021-2022 Autumn 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 | The Afghanistan Situation in the Era of Post-withdrawal: Change and Unchange
The 2nd Session of Liangxiang Forum | The Outlook and Challenges of Area Studies as An Interdisciplinary Subject
The 3rd Session of Liangxiang Forum | The Current Rise and Development of Area Studies as a Discipline in China: an Introduction to Between Nation-States and Areas
The 4th Session of Liangxiang Forum | The Politics of Climate Change in the West and Its Implications for the Developing World
The 5th Session of Liangxiang Forum | From the Manila Galleon to the Belt and Road Initiative: History and Reality of China-Mexico Relations
The 6th Session of Liangxiang Forum | From Trump to Biden: The Changes and Consistencies in the U.S Policy towards Latin America
The 7th Session of Liangxiang Forum | Can Pakistan Be a Bridge between the US and China?