April 16, 2004 – Aihwa Ong: “Re-Engineering the Chinese Soul for the Global Age”

Friday, April 16 / 2 PM / College Eight Red Room


Aihwa Ong is Professor of Anthropology and Southeast Asian Studies at UC Berkeley, and has a distinguished record of scholarship on transnational citizenship, sovereignty, and governmentality, arguing that the current global economic and political conjuncture has produced new forms of identification and subjectification. Other areas of research include gender and Islam, Chinese transnationalism, and Malaysian labor. Her many books include Flexible Citizenship: The Cultural Logics of Transnationality (Duke, 1999), Buddha is Hiding: Refugees, Citizenship, the New America (California, 2003), and the influential co-edited volume, Ungrounded Empires: The Cultural Politics of Modern Chinese Transnationalism (with Donald Nonini, Routledge, 1997).

Sponsored by the Asia Pacific America Research Cluster