Liangxiang Forum

2021-2022 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 | The Impact of Commodity Price Volatility on Food Security and Poverty in Asia: A Political Economy Analysis
The 2nd Session of Liangxiang Forum | African Industrialisation: Retrospect and Prospect