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Conference | Symposium

'The Eurasian Question' in comparative perspective

Wednesday 12 April 2017
Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
2.60 (Conference Room)

You are kindly invited to the international symposium '"The Eurasian Question" in comparative perspective’ on Wednesday 12 April 2017 at Leiden University.

This symposium will focus on the bureaucratic and legal dimension of decolonisation in Asia and the effects this had on several groups in general and the Eurasian minority specifically. Despite great similarities between the colonial contexts, Eurasians have rarely been studied from a comparative perspective. This symposium seeks to put the importance of the legal and bureaucratic setting centre stage in the debate about creating options and restrictions for an in-between group like the Eurasians during the transition from the colonial to the post-colonial period. Key to colonial rule were boundaries and categories. How, when and why became the people, who at the time were labelled Eurasians, a category in debates as well as policies? Why were they seen as problematic by colonial and post-colonial regimes?

During this symposium there will be ample room for discussion.

If you would like to attend, please register with Liesbeth Rosen Jacobson: e.w.rosen.jacobson@hum.leidenuniv.nl before 7 April.

Attendance: 10 euros for coffee/tea, lunch and drinks.

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