'China and the Human: Law, Immigration, Queerness and Other Related Conversation with Professors David L Eng and Teemu Ruskola'


Wed 05/12/2012

Time: 2:00 PM - 5:45 PM


(Convenor: Professor Dianne Otto)

This Symposium is hosted by the Institute for International Law and the Humanities (IILAH) at the Melbourne Law School.

Inspired by the Social Text special issues on “China and the Human” (2011/2012) edited by David L. Eng, Teemu Ruskola and Shuang Shen, this symposium will explore problems of the human and humanity through the work of six critical scholars, located in the disciplines of law and humanities.

Several threads of conversation including, but not limited to, China, law, immigration, and queerness will be discussed and rethought through our conversations.  Following brief presentations, participants and audience will have the opportunity to engage in a collective discussion.


Professor Dianne Otto (Director of IILAH, Melbourne Law School)

Symposium Participants:
Professor David L Eng (Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and Asian American Studies, University of Pennsylvania)
Professor Teemu Ruskola (Professor of Law, Emory University Law School)


Dr Fran Martin (Cultural Studies, School of Culture and Communication, Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne)

Mr Wayne Morgan (College of Law, ANU)

Mr Oishik Sircar (Honorary Research Fellow, Collaborative Research Programme on Law, Postcoloniality and Culture, Jindal Global Law School and PhD student, MLS)

Dr Audrey Yue (Cultural Studies, School of Culture and Communication, Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne)

PROGRAMME, ABSTRACT and BIOS document on this link.


DATE: Wednesday, 5 December 2012

TIME: 2.00PM – 5.45PM (light refreshments for afternoon tea provided)

VENUE: Room 920, Level 9, Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham Street Carlton


Enquiries: Vesna Stefanovski (03) 8344 6589 or vesnas@unimelb.edu.au



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