Book Talk:Central Asia: A New History from the Imperial Conquests to the Present
Talk: Friday, April 16, 2021, 7-8 pm PDT Zoom Webinar
Chat: Friday, April 16, 2021, 8-8:30pm PDT Zoom Chat
Cost: Free, and open to the public
Prof. Khalid has written an essential history of one of the most diverse and culturally vibrant regions on the planet. Please join us for a very interesting talk with Q&A!
Following the talk, there will be an optional 20-minute Zoom happy hour chat.
Adeeb Khalid will speak about Central Asia: A New History from the Imperial Conquests to the Present (Princeton UP, May 2021), his book about the tumultuous history of Central Asia over the last quarter of a millennium, from the time the region was conquered by the Qing and the Russian empires to the present. Conceptualizing Xinjiang as a part of Central Asia that was conquered by an empire based in China rather than as a perpetual part of an eternal China (as the PRC insists) helps us understand better the current tragic situation in the PRC’s northwest.
Bio:Adeeb Khalid is the Jane and Raphael Bernstein Professor of Asian Studies and History at Carleton College, where he has taught since 1993. He received his BA from McGill University in 1986 and his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1993. He has published three other books on modern Central Asia, the most recent of which was Making Uzbekistan: Nation, Empire, and Revolution in the Early USSR (Cornell University Press, 2015). He has served as president of the Central Eurasian Studies Society and his work has been translated into several languages.
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