Professor Ma Rong Lecture: Frontiers and Ethnic Minorities in China


Professor Ma Rong will be lecturing on May 17 as part of the Yenching Academy of Peking University’s China Studies Lecture Series. Professor Ma Rong is a Professor of Sociology at Peking University's Institute of Sociology and Anthropology. This lecture is sponsored by the Yenching Academy of Peking University, and is open to the entire university community. Everyone is welcome to participate!

Theme: Frontiers and Ethnic Minorities in China

Time: Tuesday May 17, 2016, 19:00 – 21:00

Location: Peking University, Second Gymnasium Room B101

Language: English

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The lecture includes two parts. In Part One, the historical relationship between the border regions (Out and Inner Mongolia, Tibet and Xinjiang) and central government during the period of the Republic of China will be introduced respectively. In Part Two, the Theory of "Nationality", autonomous areas for ethnic minority groups and preferential policies toward ethnic minorities since 1949 will be discussed. The present issues related to ethnic relations in today’s China will also be discussed.


Ma Rong, Professor of Department of Sociology and Institute of Sociology and Anthropology at Peking University. He received his Ph.D degree in sociology at Brown University in 1987 and has taught at Peking University since then. He visited Fairbank Center at Harvard University from 1990 to 1991, and taught courses at UCLA and Duke University in 2000 and 2006 respectively.

His main research fields: ethnic relations, education, and population studies. He published about 10 books in Chinese and two books in English: Ethnic Relations in China (China Tibetology Publishing House, 2008), and Population and Society in Contemporary Tibet (Hong Kong University Press, 2011).

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