ISS Colloquium with Yuqing Qiu

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Virtual

Cost: Free but register in advance


Join International Security Studies for a presentation by Yuqing Qiu, a Fox International Fellow at the MacMillan Center. She will share a chapter of her ongoing dissertation, “At the Immediacy of Hunger: Food Shortages, Refugees and Multi-layered Interpretations of the Famine 1960-1961.” Through the lens of the British diplomatic mission in China and the British government of Hong Kong, the chapter explores the “political place” of Hong Kong for information circulation and famine relief.

Qiu is a PhD candidate at Sciences Po Paris. Her dissertation is a transnational study of the Great Leap Famine in Maoist China (1958-1962), focusing on information circulation and reception of famine refugees in Hong Kong and Macau. Her research further relates the Great Leap Famine to the existing studies on humanitarian crises, refugees and philanthropy amid the surge of global relief activity during the Cold War.

This event is open to the Yale Community.

This session has been moved to Zoom due to inclement weather. Please register to receive the reading materials & Zoom link for this colloquium.

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Alumni, Faculty, Graduate and Professional, Staff, Students, Undergraduate, Yale Postdoctoral Trainees


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