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Chinese Researcher Shaocong Zeng to Lecture at Carleton College

Shaocong Zeng, associate professor and senior research fellow at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) in Beijing, China, will give a lecture titled ?Overseas Chinese Studies: From China?s Perspective? at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1 in the Carleton College Gould Library Athenaeum. Zeng will give his talk in Mandarin Chinese, and Naran Bilik, the Bernstein Visiting Professor of Anthropology at Carleton, will translate. The event is free and open to the public.

Zeng also directs the Overseas Chinese Research Center at CASS. He is currently a visiting associate professor in the department of anthropological sciences at Stanford University. Two of his major research projects are a comparative study of Chinese new immigrants from the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan and southeast Asia and the study of the formation and development of southeast Asian Chinese as an immigrant ethnic group. He has published a book, titled ?Floating and Rooting: Inter-ethnic Relations Among the Contemporary Southeastern Asian Chinese.?

Bilik received his early education in inner Mongolia and his M.A. in ethnology and Ph.D. in linguistics from the Central University of Nationalities in Beijing. He has worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Cambridge University, a consultant with the World Bank and United Nations Development Programme and has participated in many development projects and training programs in China.

For more information and disability accommodations, call Naran Bilik in Carleton?s anthropology department at (507)-646-7199.

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